Apple has released iOS 16.0.2 to fix a couple of annoying bugs, along with some other issues. iOS 16.0.1 was exclusive to the iPhone 14 models—see “iOS 16 Bug Tripping Up iPhone 14 Activations” (16 September 2022).
The most notable fix is for a too-frequent prompt for permission when copying from one app and pasting into another. The prompt is part of Apple’s new pasteboard permission feature, which is intended to prevent unscrupulous developers from spying on your clipboard data. However, Apple said the prompt shouldn’t appear every time a user attempts to paste, and iOS 16.0.2 prevents that for those experiencing it.
Also problematic was a now-fixed bug on the iPhone 14 Pro models that caused camera vibration while using third-party apps.
Other bugs corrected by iOS 16.0.2:
- The display appearing completely black during device setup (this caused some consternation for both Adam Engst and Glenn Fleishman)
- VoiceOver becoming unavailable after rebooting
- Touch input being unresponsive on the iPhone X, iPhone XR, and iPhone 11 displays after being serviced
Finally, in a minor but extremely welcome change for users who lack eagle eyes, the text of iOS 16 release notes is no longer as insanely small as it was in iOS 14 and iOS 15.
iOS 16.0.2 has no published CVE security entries. You can install it from Settings > General > Software Update.
The only reason to hold off is that Apple may be releasing another iOS update shortly to address a just-discovered bug—called Mailjack—that causes Mail to crash repeatedly if it receives a maliciously crafted email. VPN Tracker developer Equinux discovered the Mailjack bug and found that the workaround is to delete the offending message from another device or email app.