Apple Recalls iOS 8.0.1 Update, Tells iPhone 6 Plus Users To Reinstall iOS 8 Until New Patch Goes Live In A Few Days
Apple rolled out the iOS 8.0.1 update yesterday, aiming to patch a few minor bugs that the new mobile operating system was causing. The update, however, caused even more serious bugs than the ones it tried to fix. Apple has since pulled the update, telling users to reinstall the original iOS 8.
The new update caused iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus owners to completely lose functionality both for cell service and the Touch ID. These bugs don't seem to have affected older phones. In response, Apple pulled the update, meaning it's no longer available for download, and posted a series of steps on its support website for iPhone 6 owners to reinstall the original iOS 8 operating system.
The page also says that Apple is working on the iOS 8.0.2 update, which should both fix the damage done by iOS 8.0.1 while also fixing the bugs the original update planned to fix. This new update should be out in a matter of days.
The 8.0.1 patch was trying to fix a collection of smaller bugs brought in by iOS 8. The Health app that Apple had touted back at the iPhone 6 reveal event was experiencing issues, and HealthKit apps were not showing up on the App Store. Other minor fixes included fixing the restriction of photos from the Photo Library some apps were running into and a fix for the unexpected data usages some users were experiencing while exchanging texts.
Of course, iOS 8.0.1 didn't touch some of the other, more severe issues that iOS users were experiencing with iOS 8, including reports of Wi-Fi troubles and shorter battery life. Apple has yet to address these concerns.