The iOS 14.0.1 update wipes out some glaring issues, but the company’s point upgrade is causing problems for some iPhone users.
Apple recently pushed its first bug fix update to iOS 14 users. The iOS 14.0.1 update is available for the iPhone 6s and newer and it brings a short list of bug fixes for initial issues plaguing the new operating system.
Some iPhone users are already noticing a huge difference after moving their device from iOS 14.0 to iOS 14.0.1. On the flip side, some iPhone users have already run into bugs and a variety of performance issues. Some of these issues have carried over from previous versions of iOS, others are brand new.
In this guide to iOS 14 problems we’ll take you through the current state of these issues. We’ll show you where to find potential fixes for the most common iOS 14 problems and provide you with some resources that should help if you run into trouble.
We’ll also touch on the state of the downgrade and outline what you can expect from Apple and iOS 14 down the road.
iOS 14 Problems
As we push away from the software’s release we’re seeing complaints from those who have adopted Apple’s new operating system. Some of the problems are minor, others are far more problematic.
The current list of iOS 14 problems includes some very common issues. iPhone users are having trouble downloading and installing the new operating system. If your iOS 14 installation gets stuck, try hard resetting your phone. This typically resolves the issue.
We’re also seeing complaints about UI lag, AirPlay issues, Touch ID and Face ID issues, abnormal battery drain, issues with first and third-party apps, iMessage issues, Wi-Fi problems, Bluetooth problems, CarPlay issues, lockups, freezes, and crashes.
Again, this is an early list and we expect the list of iOS 14 problems to grow as more people move from iOS 13 to iOS 14 and iOS 14.0 to iOS 14.0.1.
If you haven’t downloaded iOS 14/iOS 14.0.1 yet, we recommend preparing your iPhone for the download. Some prep work ahead of time can help you avoid major headaches.
We’ve put together a step-by-step pre-installation process and it will take you through the best way to prepare for iOS 14 and iOS 14.0.1.
Where to Find Feedback
If you’re currently running iOS 14 or if you’re planning to upgrade, you’ll want to sift through feedback from early adopters. This feedback will alert you to potential bugs and performance issues.
We’ve released our list of reasons to and not to install the iOS 14.0.1 update and it’s a good starting point for those of you weighing a move from iOS 13 or iOS 14.0.
We’re in the process of publishing our mini iOS 14.0.1 reviews for the iPhone 11, iPhone XS, iPhone X, iPhone 8, iPhone 7, iPhone 6s, iPhone SE 2, and iPhone SE so check those out if you need additional feedback.
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How to Fix iOS 14 Problems
Some issues might require a fix from Apple, but some you might be able to fix on your own.
Before you make an appointment at your local Apple Store, have a look at our list of fixes for the most common iOS 14 problems. It might have what you’re looking for.
We’ve also released some tips that could help you improve your device’s performance and a guide that shows you how to fix iOS 14 battery life problems.
If you can’t find what you’re looking for in our guides, you should head on over to Apple’s discussion forums. If they can’t help you, you might want to get in contact with Apple Support via Twitter or via the Apple’s website.
If you still can’t fix your issue(s), you might want to schedule an appointment to see a Genius at your local Apple Store. They should be able to diagnose your problem in minutes.
You Can Downgrade from iOS 14.0.1
If you can’t stand iOS 14.0’s performance on your iPhone, you can try downgrading to the previous version of iOS 14.
Apple is currently signing on iOS 14.0 which means you can drop your iPhone’s software back in an attempt to improve its performance.
The company’s closed off the downgrade path back to iOS 13 so there’s no way back to the previous operating system. This means that once you make the move from iOS 13 to iOS 14, you can’t go back. Keep that in mind if you’re still lingering on iOS 13.
For more about how the downgrade process works, take a look at our detailed walkthrough.
If your device is struggling on iOS 14, help is on the way.
Apple is currently working on iOS 14.2, a new milestone update. The update is currently in beta and it should carry new features and bug fixes for initial iOS 14 problems.
We don’t have an iOS 14.2 release date to look forward to just yet. If you can’t wait for the official release you can download the beta.
There’s a good chance we see another version of iOS 14 (iOS 14.1 is currently rumored for October) roll out sooner than iOS 14.2 so keep an eye out as we push into October.
For more on iOS 14.2, take a look at our guide.
Install iOS 14.0.1 for Better Security
If security is important to you, think about installing the iOS 14 update right away.
iOS 14.0.1 doesn't bring any known security patches to the iPhone, but if you skipped iOS 14.0, you'll get its security updates with your upgrade.
iOS 14.0 brought 11 new security patches to your iPhone. If you're interested in the exact nature of these improvements, you can read about them over on Apple's website.
If you skipped iOS 13.7 or any older versions of iOS 13, you'll get the security patches from those updates with your iOS 14.0.1 update.
In addition to those patches, iOS 14 comes with some security and privacy upgrades including improvements to Home/HomeKit and Safari.
For instance in Safari, you can now tap the Privacy Report button to better understand how websites handle your privacy.
With iOS 14 on board you can now get information on the App Store that will help you understand the privacy practices of apps before you download them.
There is also a new recording indicator that will appear at the top of your screen whenever an app is using your microphone or camera. You can see if an app has used them recently in Control Center.
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