Apple releases iOS 8.0.1 Update with fixes!

Apple has begun rolling out a new iOS 8.0.1 update that fixes a whole bunch of issues with HealthKit, third-party keyboards, Photo Library, and other apps and features. The update also improves the reliability of Reachability on the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.

This update comes just a week after Apple released iOS 8 to the public, and although it’s not a massive release, it is a significant one. Its highlight is a fix for a pesky HealthKit bug that has prevented Apple from rolling out big updates for a whole host of popular health and fitness apps.

iOS 8.0.1 also fixes an issue that prevented some apps from accessing the Photo Library, and another that caused third-party keyboards to become deselected when a user enters their passcode. A bug that prevented users from uploading photos and videos in Safari has also been quashed, as has a problem that could cause unexpected data usage when receiving messages.

For iPhone 6 and 6 Plus users, this update will improve the reliability of Apple’s new Reachability features, which makes areas of the screen easier to reach when you’re using your phone with just one hand. There’s also better support of Ask To Buy for Family Sharing in In-App Purchases.

You can download iOS 8.0.1 over-the-air right now using Software Update on your iOS device. It weighs in at just 72.2MB, but you’ll need 1.6GB of free space to install it. If you don’t have that, you can update via iTunes instead.