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5 Things to Know About the iOS 14.0.1 Update

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Apple’s released a new version of iOS 14 and iOS 14.0.1 is a point upgrade that alleviates some of the initial issues with the company’s operating system.

iOS 14.0.1 is a maintenance upgrade which means it’s much smaller than the first version of iOS 14 (iOS 14.0). Like all point upgrades, it brings under-the-hood improvements to the iPhone.

The software is compatible with the iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone SE, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone X, iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, iPhone XR, iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, iPhone 11 Pro Max, and the iPhone SE 2.

With that in mind, we want to take you through everything there is to know about Apple’s latest software update for the iPhone and iOS 14.

In this guide to iOS 14.0.1 we’ll take you through the update’s performance, the current list of iOS 14.0.1 problems, the best places to find feedback about bugs and performance issues, the iOS 14.0.1 jailbreak status, and more.

We’ll start with our impressions of iOS 14.0.1 update’s performance on iPhone.

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iOS 14.0.1 Reviews

If your iPhone is currently running iOS 14.0, you’ll encounter a rather small download.

For iOS 14.0 users, the iOS 14.0.1 update will be over 100MB, probably around 170MB. The exact download size will vary based on your device and the version of iOS your device is currently on.

If your phone is currently running an older version of iOS you’ll probably see a larger download size because your iOS 14.0.1 update includes the changes from any iOS updates you skipped.

If your phone is on iOS 14.0, the iOS 14.0.1 installation will probably take less than 10 minutes to complete. It took about seven minutes to install on the iPhone X.

For more on the iOS 14.0.1 download and installation, take a look at our guide.

We’ve been using the iOS 14.0.1 update for weeks now and here’s what we’ve learned about its performance thus far:

Connectivity

  • Battery life is currently stable.
  • Wi-Fi connectivity is fast and reliable.
  • Bluetooth is working normally.
  • GPS and cellular data are stable.

Apps

  • Third-party apps including Netflix, Dark Sky, Twitter, Slack, Asana, Gmail, Chrome, and Spotify are working fine at the moment.
  • First party apps like Safari, Podcasts, and Calendar are also stable.

Speed

  • iOS 14.0.1 feels as fast as iOS 14.0.

If your iPhone is struggling with bugs or performance issues on iOS 14.0 or an older version of iOS, you might want to install the iOS 14.0.1 update on your iPhone right now.

If you need help making a decision, please check out our reasons to, and not to, install the iOS 14.0.1 update. It will help you decide if the upgrade is worth it.

We’ve published our mini iOS 14.0.1 reviews for the iPhone XS, iPhone XR, iPhone X, iPhone 8, iPhone 7, iPhone 6s, and iPhone SE so make sure you check those for additional feedback.

iOS 14.0.1 Problems

iOS 14.0.1 is causing problems for some iPhone users. Some of these problems are brand new. Others have carried over from previous versions of iOS.

The current list of iOS 14 issues includes installation problems, lag, Exchange issues, problems with first and third-party apps, hotspot problems, weird battery drain, touchscreen issues, issues with Touch ID and Face ID, and various other bugs.

Email aliases in the Mail application are reportedly broken in iOS 14. This is a widespread issue with no known fixes at this time. The issue is also on board the iOS 14.2 beta as well.

The company has also acknowledged that battery life issues and missing GPS data problems are impacting the iPhone and Apple Watch. Here’s the full list:

  • Your workout route maps are missing in the Fitness app on ‌iPhone‌ for previous GPS-enabled workouts from your Apple Watch.
  • The Activity, Heart Rate, or other health-related apps fail to launch or load data on your Apple Watch.
  • The Fitness app or Health app fail to launch or load data on your ‌iPhone‌.
  • The Health app or Fitness app is reporting an inaccurate amount of data storage on your ‌iPhone‌.
  • The Activity app is reporting an inaccurate amount of data storage on your Apple Watch.
  • Your environmental sound levels data or headphone audio levels data from Apple Watch is missing in the Health app on ‌iPhone‌.
  • Increased battery drain on your ‌iPhone‌ or Apple Watch.

In order to fix these problems, you’ll want to follow the steps Apple outlines in this guide. If you’re experiencing battery life issues, you’ll want to download the latest version of watchOS 7.

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  • The device does not come with headphones or a SIM card. It does include a charger and charging cable that may be generic, in which case it will be UL or Mfi (Made for iPhone) Certified.
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  • Successfully passed a full diagnostic test which ensures like-new functionality and removal of any prior-user personal information.
  • Tested for battery health and guaranteed to have a minimum battery capacity of 80%.

If you run into an issue on iOS 14.0.1, take a look at our list of fixes for the most common iOS 14 problems. We’ve also released tips that could help you improve your phone’s performance and tips to help fix bad iOS 14 battery life.

If you can’t handle the iOS 14.0.1 update’s performance, you no longer have the ability downgrade to the previous version of iOS 14. Apple stopped signing on iOS 14.0. It has also stopped signing on iOS 13.

For more on the downgrade, check out our guide.

iOS 14.0.1 Update: What’s New

Apple’s x.x.x updates always bring under-the-hood improvements and that’s what you get from iOS 14.0.1. There aren’t any new features on board.

Here’s what’s you’ll get if you’re moving up from iOS 14.0:

Bug Fixes

  • Fixes an issue that could cause default browser and mail settings to reset after restarting your iPhone
  • Addresses an issue that could prevent camera previews from displaying on iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus
  • Fixes an issue that could prevent your iPhone from connecting to Wi-Fi networks
  • Resolves an issue that could prevent sending email with some mail providers
  • Addresses an issue that could prevent images from appearing in the News widget

Apple says the update has no published CVE entries aka security patches.

If you’re moving up from iOS 13, your iOS 14.0.1 includes all of the features from iOS 14.0. It’s a substantial list of features, improvements, and security patches.

For more on iOS 14.0, check out our guide.

iOS 14.0.1 Jailbreak

If you want to jailbreak an iPhone running iOS 14, you need an older iPhone model running iOS 14.0.

The developer team behind the Checkra1n jailbreaking tool for iOS has released version 0.11.0 which adds support for iOS 14.0. The tool works with the following devices:

  • iPhone 6s
  • iPhone 6s Plus
  • iPhone SE

The team says it hopes to have support for newer models like the iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, and iPhone X in the near future. If you own a newer iPhone, and you’re jailbroken or want to jailbreak, you’ll need to stay on iOS 13.

We don’t know if the tool works with iOS 14.0.1 yet so if you jailbreak, you’ll want to avoid an upgrade.

What’s Next

If your device is struggling on iOS 14, help is on the way.

Apple’s confirmed an iOS 14.1 update and we expect the software to roll out sometime before the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro hit shelves on October 23rd.

For more on iOS 14.1, please check out our guide.

Apple is also working on iOS 14.2. iOS 14.2 is in beta testing and the milestone upgrade 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.

If you’re feeling leery about the move to iOS 14 or iOS 14.0.1, you might want to wait for the next version of iOS 14 to arrive. It should arrive soon.

For more on iOS 14.2, take a look at our guide.

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If security is important to you, think about installing the iOS 14/iOS 14.1 update right away.

iOS 14.1 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 14.1 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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