Apple released iOS 8.0.1 update yesterday to fix iOS 8 bugs. However, as it turned out the iterative build introduces more problems than solving the previous ones. A huge number of iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus users reported having no cellular reception and inability to use Touch ID. While it may seem that Apple isn't doing anything about this incessant problem of troubling updates, a new knowledge base document reveals that Apple is readying iOS 8.0.2 for release.
We have a workaround for you if you have an iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus and you lost cellular service and Touch ID functionality today after updating to iOS 8.0.1. You can reinstall iOS 8 through iTunes by following the instructions below. We are also preparing iOS 8.0.2 with a fix for the issue, and will release it as soon as it’s ready in the next few days. - Apple.
iOS 8.0.2 release imminent:
First spotted by Re/code, Apple is about to release iOS 8.0.2 this week or earlier next week. Apple pulled back the update after an enormous number of bug reports. It also recommended users to downgrade to iOS 8 manually to fix the No Service and Touch ID issues.
Apple had released the iOS 8.0.1 update to users with the following bugs and changes:
- 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
Hope you have already downgraded to iOS 8 manually and fixed the issues. We are hoping that the next update is properly tested out and solves the issues rather than bringing in the new bugs.
- Source: Re/Code