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iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus update causing problems with phone and Touch ID

Updated Sep 24th, 2014 3:24PM EDT
iOS 8.0.1 Bugs
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UPDATE: Apple has now pulled the software update and an Apple spokesperson provided the following statement to BGR:

“We have received reports of an issue with the iOS 8.0.1 update. We are actively investigating these reports and will provide information as quickly as we can. In the meantime we have pulled back the iOS 8.0.1 update.”

You may want to hold off on upgrading to the just-released iOS 8.0.1. Both 9to5Mac and MacRumors are reporting the “multiple” users have encountered some serious bugs with the newest update, including both “no cell service and broken Touch ID.” On iPhone user cited by 9to5Mac said that his phone was “basically useless” after installing the update, which means that you should definitely be wary about installing it yourself until we learn more about possible causes for these bugs.

READ THIS: How to fix your iPhone 6 or 6 Plus after the iOS 8.0.1 update destroys it

Apple released iOS 8.0.1 earlier on Wednesday and it promised to fix multiple bugs regarding HealthKit, third-party keyboards and cellular data usage, among many other things. If these users’ reports are correct, however, it seems that Apple has replaced some of these bugs with newer, bigger bugs. We’ll update you if Apple releases a statement.


Brad Reed
Brad Reed Staff Writer

Brad Reed has written about technology for over eight years at and Network World. Prior to that, he wrote freelance stories for political publications such as AlterNet and the American Prospect. He has a Master's Degree in Business and Economics Journalism from Boston University.