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Apple releases iOS 6.0.2 with Wi-Fi fix

Apple on Tuesday released iOS 6.0.2, an update aimed at fixing a Wi-Fi bug afflicting some devices.

The whole of Apple's release notes for the update read as follows: "Fixes a bug that could impact Wi-Fi." The update applies only to the iPad mini and iPhone 5.

To see the update, fast-acting iOS device owners initially at least needed to connect to iTunes. The built-in Software Update mechanism in the Settings app only coughed up a connection error. That issue has since been corrected; you can trigger the update by launching the Settings app, tapping on General, and then choosing Software Update.

Apple's failure to provide more specifics on just what the Wi-Fi fix addresses means we can only guess at what issues the update really aims to correct. Some iOS 6 users have reported issues with cellular data getting used even when their iOS devices are connected to Wi-Fi networks. And on Monday, Apple released a trio of updates aimed at correcting Wi-Fi issues for newer Macs connecting to 5 GHz networks.

If you prefer not to update your device over the air, connect your iOS device to iTunes and follow the prompts.

Updated 1:55 p.m. ET to indicate that over-the-air updates now work.Updated 2:5pm p.m. ET to clarify that the update only applies to the iPhone 5 and the iPad mini.


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