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iOS 8.0.1 released, broken on iPhone 6 models, withdrawn (updated)

Note: This story has not been updated for several years.

iPhone 6 searching for signal

Wednesday morning Apple released iOS 8.0.1 to iOS software update. However, iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 plus users (including this one) discovered some serious problems after an update. My phone rebooted and reported “Searching…” instead of attaching to my carrier. Also, my Touch ID stopped working. I’ve reset networking settings, and all settings, to no avail. Earlier iPhone models seem to be unaffected.

Approximately 80 minutes after releasing the update, Apple appears to have removed it from its servers. Verification steps at the start of the update process failed, and now devices running iOS 8.0 display the “Your software is up to date” phrasing that suggests iOS 8.0.1 never happened.

An Apple spokesperson is telling media outlets:

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.

Apple will probably release some sort of fix, but if you don’t want to wait, you can revert to iOS 8 by following iMore’s handy guide. If you already downloaded the update but didn’t install it, you can go to Settings > General > Usage > Storage and delete it.

Here’s the text of the original 8.0.1 update announcement:

This release contains improvements and bug fixes, including:

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 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

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