Apple removes iOS 8.0.1 update, after disabling cell service, Touch ID

iOS 8.0.1 update

Following the release of iOS 8 last week, Apple released the first update on Wednesday to fix a slew of bugs in its operating system. The iOS 8.0.1 update, however, created more problems than it solved.

Apple has received reports of an issue with the new iOS 8 update and the company is actively investigating these reports and will come up with a solution as quickly as possible. In the meantime the company has removed the iOS 8.0.1 update.

Users have reported on Twitter that there is a glitch in the update, it is disabling cell service and TouchID buttons on some phones.

Immediately after Apple had released the update, iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus users began complaining the update destroyed their cell service and ability to use Touch ID. We tested by installing the 8.0.1 update on an iPhone 6 Plus, immediately we found the update disabled cell service and rendered Touch ID completely unusable.

According to Apple’s release notes, iOS 8.0.1 was supposed to fix a slew of issues, including a bug that held back Healthkit apps last week, an issue where third party keyboards could be toggled off after entering a passcode. The update was also intended to fix a bug that prevented some apps’ access to the Photo Library.

If you’ve experienced one or more of such issues- and until Apple comes up with its own fix—the best trick is to be downgrading back to the original version of iOS 8 launched last week.

Via: TheVerge