Apple releases iOS 8.0.1 – CAUTION: DO NOT INSTALL

Apple has just released iOS 8.1 (Build 12A402) which includes the following fixes:

• Addresses bugs with call forwarding and freezing when accessing visual voicemail
• Fixes an issue with keypad not appearing to enter iCloud Keychain verification codes
• Fixes a problem with videos occasionally not playing in Safari
• Fixes AirDrop support for Passbook passes
• Addresses an issue with installing VPN profiles
• 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

1:50pm EDT: CAUTION: Users are advised to hold off on installing iOS 8.0.1 as it reportedly breaks cellular connectivity and Touch ID support for large number of users.

MacDailyNews Note: UPDATE: 2:34pm EDT: Apple has pulled iOS 8.0.1.

Related articles:
Apple pulls iOS 8.0.1 after users report major problems – September 24, 2014
ALERT: Do not install Apple’s iOS 8.0.1; breaks cellular connectivity, Touch ID support for ‘large number of users’ – September 24, 2014

46 Comments

  1. iOS 8 has a wifi problem – I upgraded my iPad mini 2nd gen – the wifi was laggy while all other devices worked fine on the same wifi – I downgrade back to iOS 7 it’s fine now – apple need to fix this ASAP

    1. MDN just went over this for noobs like you yesterday:

      Affected users can back up your devices via iCloud or iTunes and then try resetting all settings on their iOS devices without erasing content as follows:

      For Wi-Fi issues:
      • Tap on Setting, select General and scroll down to find Reset option.
      • Select Reset and tap on Reset all Settings.
      • Enter passcode if prompted

      The iOS device should now automatically reboot and reset to default settings. This procedure will not erase any content on your device such as apps, photos and other user data.

      For audio issues, sluggish overall performance, faster draining of the battery and problems with iMessages
      • Tap on Setting, select General and scroll down to find Reset option.
      • Select Reset and tap on Reset Network Settings
      • Enter passcode if prompted

      The iOS device should now automatically reboot and reset to default settings. This procedure will not erase any content on your device such as apps, photos and other user data.

      If the issue(s) persist(s), affected users may wish to try the following steps. It is important that you back up important data before you try this method:
      • Tap on Settings > select General and scroll down to find Reset option.
      • Select Reset and tap on Erase All Content and Settings.
      • Enter the passcode if prompted.

      NOTE: If you perform “Erase All Content and Settings,” you might lose all data on the device including user-data. Therefore, it is important that you back up important data before you try this method.

    1. As “Developer” was so politely trying to explain, software development is a complex process, with many stages that are all happening in parallel. Apple had already started the 8.0.1 fixes long before 8.0 was released, but that particular branch had not yet been fully tested. They released what was considered the “stable” 8.0 at the time, with full intention of releasing 8.0.1 when it was deemed stable. There’s probably already 8.0.2 and 8.0.3 under development right now. Maybe even 8.1. Software development is a complex beast.

      1. To be kind, “Developer” was being a dick. Most professionals in the world do extremely complicated stuff. No matter what business you’re in, a true professional ensures the best quality possible before shipping it to the customer. Fanboys of Apple need to stop making stupid excuses for Apple’s many screw ups. Product quality under Cook’s reign has not lived up to the promise that Apple offered under Jobs. That has to change, or Apple will soon be referred to as just another Microsoft — bloated, political, and shoddy. Yes, it is that bad.

      1. Gee whiz, my update worked perfectly. Who knew? I sincerely hope you are not members of the U.S. Armed Forces picking up some extra beer money by posing as disgruntled iPhone users. Remember boys, Apple is a American company, not one owned by the Korean version of the mafia.

    1. I just updated an iPhone 6+ and a 5 simultaneously. Both completed update and lost their Verizon signals at the same time. The Touch ID on the 6+ is not working either. UNBELIEVABLE!

    2. Yep I lost lost my att connection too. About to do a full reset. A pain but haven’t done one in a few generations, so could prolly use one to clear out some other junk. Just sucks when forced to. I’ve reset everything so far with iOS 8. Except for EVERYTHING.
      Just glad I’m out of work recovery from surgery till Monday. Otherwise I would have needed my cell service.

    1. Well yea… if you buy a iPhone for your calls…. And data. Everybody who updates don’t do it unless your calling in from work and have plenty of time to do a restore to a new iPhone, assuming that works. Just make sure you call off BEFORE the update.

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