Apple Just Screwed Everyone With iOS 8.0.1
Just a week after iOS 8 was released, Apple today pushed an update to kill a bunch of bugs found in the first version of its latest mobile operating system.
Only one problem: it’s breaking everyone’s phones. Twitter is buzzing with reports that Touch ID and cell service no longer work after applying the 8.0.1 update.
Do NOT update to iOS 8.0.1 just yet. Many, including myself, are experiencing no cell service, and broken Touch ID. Well done, Apple.
— Howard Pinsky (@IceflowStudios) September 24, 2014
Those affected report that “no service” is displayed after iOS 8.0.1 has been installed, and toggling airplane mode or powering the phone off and on again doesn’t seem to solve the issue. The iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are susceptible to the problem, but older models seem to handle the update just fine.
Apple has since pulled the update from its servers, but those who did update are stuck with broken devices for now.
Apple is working on a fix, but in the meantime, The Verge posted this tutorial to get your iPhone back to normal if you fell victim to these massive bugs.