Apple Releases iOS 6.0.2 Software Update to Fix iPhone 5, iPad Mini WiFi Bug

iOS 602 Update

I wrote here about the iOS 6 WiFi bug that seemed particularly bad on the iPad Mini. Well, things haven’t improved, and many folks have been struggling with WiFi on their iPad Mini and iPhone 5 since release.

For me, I managed to work around everything, but then last week suddenly I couldn’t connect to my home WiFi network but the rest of my vast sea of devices were fine. A couple of calls and the iPad Mini was in a box headed back to Apple … now I wonder if all I needed was this update. For the sake of others in the same situation as me, I hope so.

According to this Knowledge Base Article, the update:

Fixes a bug that could impact Wi-Fi.

The update is available OTA (over the air) or as a download through iTunes. CultOfMac has links to the manual iTunes downloads, or just check your device. And you’ll need WiFi for the download … how ironic.

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6 replies

  1. Cool! Now if they can fix their Bluetooth software so that it’s more reliable . . .

  2. Thanks for the tip! I’ll be updating tonight.

  3. I’m updating mine now; I haven’t yet had any issues on my mini (64GB 4G), but better to be safe than sorry. I’ll also need to upgrade a 16GB WiFi, and that’s the one I’m a bit nervous about. =P

    • With Apple updates I tend to err on the side of caution. “If it ain’t broke don’t fix it” and so forth 😛

      My Mini and iPhone 5 have been ok so far.

  4. You need wifi for the update? I’m assuming you can still update using iTunes and connecting it to a computer, right?

    I might be getting an iPad Mini for Xmas. (sure enough that I went out and bought a cover, a “just in case” case.).