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Sep 24, 2014

iOS 8.0.1 Released, Fixes Bugs, Brings New Problems for iPhone 6 and 6 Plus Users




One would say nothing can break Apple like the past few scandals and issues, right? The whole iCloud fiasco, the BendGate and now iOS 8.0.1.

The new version of firmware came out on Wednesday for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad and everyone jumped on the Software Update menu. Unlike the update to iOS 8.0, this time the over-the-air updating worked just fine. This is due to a smaller size of the Delta Update. If you update your device without iTunes expect an update that will only take about two minutes and a download smaller than 80MB.

What's new
The release notes explain the update has some bug fixes and improvements. Among others, Apple has fixed the bug that prevented HealthKit apps to work so all of them should now become available in App Store. They have also addressed an issue with 3rd party keyboards when users were typing passwords. 

Other small fixes are:
  • Fixes an issue that prevented some apps from accessing photos from the Photo Library
  • Improves the reliability of the Reachability feature on iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus
  • Fixes an issue that could cause unexpected cellular data usage when receiving SMS/MMS messages
  • Better support of Ask To Buy for Family Sharing for In-App Purchases
  • Fixes an issue where ringtones were sometimes not restored from iCloud backups
  • Fixes a bug that prevented uploading photos and videos from Safari


Broken iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus? Here's how to fix it

However, the update seems to break the cellular radio and Touch ID feature on some iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus devices. Apple has pulled the update an hour and 37 minutes later and released a short comment to Re/Code: “We are actively investigating these reports and will provide information as quickly as we can. In the meantime we have pulled back the iOS 8.0.1 update.” Two hours after the update, the only solution for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus users is to restore manually, via iTunes. If you are affected by these issues, back-up your iPhone on iCloud, connect it to the computer via the USB cable, click the Restore button and wait until the phone is restored. At the end the phone will get everything back via iCloud.

Apple is expected to re-release the iOS 8.0.1 update or jump straight to the iOS 8.0.2 just to make sure everyone has updated properly. As usual, a clean install of iOS fixes everything and if you still think your phone is slow just delete everything and start from scratch. make sure to back-up everything before the wipe out.

iOS 8.0.1 worked for some users
Image credits to Apple

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