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Update: Apple's iOS 8.0.1 seems to be causing major issues for some users

Update: Apple's iOS 8.0.1 seems to be causing major issues for some users

September 24, 2014

Update: You might want to wait before downloading. We’re receiving reports that users are having issues with cellular connectivity and Touch ID after installing the update. Apple is apparently aware of the issue. The problems seemed to be confined to users of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, but we would recommend not downloading the software on any iOS device until we hear something official from Apple.

Update #2: Apple has pulled the 8.0.1 update, so no one can accidentally update to the unstable version. But please see our post on how to fix the issues to make your phone useable again if you can’t wait for Apple’s fix.

Apple has just released iOS 8.0.1 to the public. It can be downloaded now over-the-air by heading to Settings, General, Software Update on your iOS device or through iTunes.

Here’s what’s new:

– Fixes a bug so HealthKit apps can now be made available on the App Store
– Addresses an issue where 3rd party keyboards could become deselected when a user enters their passcode
– Fixes an issue that prevented some apps from accessing photos from the Photo Library
– Improves the reliability of the Reachability feature on the 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

We’ll let you know if we spot anything else new with the software.

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