Apple Apologizes For IOS 8.0.1 Issue, Offers A Temporary Solution

By 05:27 Wed, 21 Jul 2021 Comments

Yesterday's iOS 8.0.1 update didn't quite go as planned. Although it featured some vital bug fixes, including a fix for HealthKit, the update broke cellular and Touch ID functionality on the recent iPhone 6 and 6 Plus.

Apple became quickly aware of the problem and pulled the update shortly after it was released but several people had already updated by then. Apple now has a support page on their website, that details how users can reinstall the previous iOS 8.0 update by downloading the files for their respective device and then installing it through iTunes.

Apple also gave the following statement to The Verge

We have a workaround for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus users who lost cellular service and Touch ID functionality today after updating to iOS 8.0.1. Affected users can reinstall iOS 8 through iTunes, for more information visit We apologize for the remarkable inconvenience experienced by users, and are working around the clock to prepare iOS 8.0.2 with a fix for the issue, and will release it as soon as it is ready in the next few days.




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