iOS 9.0.2 Update Released with Bug Fixes [IPSW Download Links]
Apple has released iOS 9.0.2 with bug fixes and improvements for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. Notably, the iOS 9.0.2 update resolves a problem where some users were unable to use cellular data after updating to iOS 9. Additionally, the update resolves an iMessage activation problem, a bug that caused manual iCloud backups to be stopped, fixes a screen rotation problem, and improves Podcasts app stability. The complete release notes are included below, along with IPSW firmware download links for each iOS device compatible with the update.
The update arrives as build 13A452, and weighs in around 75mb for most devices, offering a quick install. Be sure to back up your iOS device before installing any software update.
Download & Install iOS 9.0.2
The easiest way to update to iOS 9.0.2 is through the Over-the-Air software mechanism available on the iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch:
- Open the Settings app and go to “General” followed by “Software Update”
- Choose “Download & Install” when you see iOS 9.0.2 as available
Another option is to connect the iOS device to a computer with iTunes and install the update through iTunes when notified of iOS 9.0.2 being available.
iOS 9.0.2 IPSW Firmware File Download Links
You can also download the IPSW firmware files directly from Apple using the links below. Right-click and choose ‘save as’ to start the download.
The IPSW files from Apple servers are identified by the product type and product code for each iOS device, this should lessen the confusion as to what firmware file to download for your device. You can find this information quickly by connecting your device to iTunes, going to the device summary screen, and clicking on the serial number until you see “Product Type: Device#,#” as shown in this screenshot:
iOS 9.0.2 IPSW for iPhone
- iPhone 4,1
iOS 9.0.2 for iPad IPSW
- iPad 2,2
- iPad 2,5
- iPad 2,1
- iPad 5,2
iOS 9.0.2 IPSW for iPod Touch
Using firmware is generally not necessary, and is considered to be for more advanced users.
Release Notes for iOS 9.0.2
Release notes accompanying iOS 9.0.2 are as follows:
This update contains bug fixes and improvements including:
– Fixes an issue with the setting to turn on or off app cellular data usage
– Resolves an issue that prevented iMessage activation for some users
– Resolves an issue where an iCloud Backup could be interrupted after starting a manual backup
– Fixes an issue where the screen could incorrectly rotate when receiving notifications
– Improves the stability of Podcasts
For information on the security content of this update, please visit this website:
Other issues may be corrected in the update that are not specifically mentioned. Be sure to let us know in the comments if you discover anything interesting, or if you have any problems with the update.