Apple releases Safari 8.0.2 to fix issues related to iCloud Drive & Keychain

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Apple on Thursday issued a minor update for its Safari Web browser for OS X, fixing issues related to syncing history across devices, as well as saving passwords in iCloud Keychain.

Safari 8.0.2 for OS X Yosemite is now available to download through the Mac App Store. According to Apple, the update contains improvements to usability, stability and security. Specifically, the update:

  • Fixes an issue that could prevent history from syncing across devices if iCloud Drive is not on
  • Fixes an issue that could prevent a saved password from being autofilled after two devices are added to iCloud Keychain
  • Improves the performance of WebGL graphics on Retina displays
  • Allows users to import usernames and passwords from Firefox
  • Fixes a rare issue in which some users were unable to access Safari after installing the 8.0.1 update

Safari 8.0.1 was released to the public last week, but was silently pulled. The previous update was also said to fix the same iCloud-related issues.

In addition, Safari 7.1.2 for users on OS X 10.9 Mavericks and Safari 6.2.2 for OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion were also released on Thursday.