For those on iOS 8, please hold on and not run the 8.0.1 patch that Apple just pushed. It has been reported that it is causing serious grief causing these issues:
- kills the phone’s cellular connecting, leaving a “No Service” notice at the top of the screen. I
- it also breaks breaks the Touch ID fingerprint-scanning feature.
Apparently the HealthKit fix was rushed out and inadvertently broke the most basic functions. I would strongly suggest not to run it especially if you want to use your phone as, erm, a phone.
If you are one of those unlucky ones, please see here from some interim solutions while Apple tries to “spin this new feature” and send out an update patch.
Update: An Apple spokesman has responded with a statement saying the company is aware of the issue and is investigating. The update has been pulled.
“We have received reports of an issue with the iOS 8.0.1 update. 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.”