iOS 8.0.1 Needs a Fix ASAP: Disables Cellular Signals, Touch ID for iPhone 6 Users


Apple just released iOS 8.0.1 at the top of the hour, and it has arrived with numerous bugs. After installing the update, we no longer have a cellular connection, plus Touch ID has been disabled on our iPhone 6 Plus. All that is showing is either “Searching…” or “No Signal”.

From what we’re hearing from you, the Touch ID bug seems to be affecting iPhone 6 models only, as most iPhone 5s users are unaffected. Older iPhone users still have signals.

Even if you try to re-enroll Touch ID, it won’t work on the iPhone 6 Plus in our case:

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We have tried multiple reboots, re-inserting the SIM card and resetting network settings but to no avail. You can be sure Apple is aware of the issue and we expect them to push an iOS 8.0.2 update shortly, because having no cell service after an update is a major problem.

Do not install iOS 8.0.1 at this point if you’re an iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus user.


  • Jon Ouimet

    It seems to be OTA updates. I restored my iPhone 6Plus with iTunes and I get the cellular signal and Touch ID. I am in the process of restoring from iCloud to see if everything is good. Will keep you updated

  • Parksy

    Keep up the good work…

  • fmgasparino

    I didn’t believe, and I have no cellular. That’s an epic fail.

  • Jon Ouimet

    Everything works great with the iTunes upgrade. Back online including Touch ID. Go ahead guys. Its safe with iTunes

  • Parksy

    Glad I pay attention to this site and didn’t install it. I bet the Androids who jumped on the 6 Plus are happy campers now…

  • WatDah

    When the live stream of their most important product was messed up right from the start, it seems like it’s carrying a negative energy throughout. High sale numbers were to be expected so no surprises there, but all these problems carrying forward is powering up the hate train.

  • Fernando


  • Crosseyedmofo

    8.0.1 has been pulled from the dev page entirely

  • Mike Fradette

    8.0.1 worked on my iPhone 5 on Bell.
    I wonder if resetting the network settings will help those affected by the cellular bug?

  • Mike Fradette


    You don’t need to do a full restore to fix the issue. Download the ISPW and choose Option + Check For Update (OS X) or Shift + Check For Update (Windows).
    iTunes then re-installs 8.0.1 again without needing to restore data.

    iPhone 6…2_Restore.ipsw

    iPhone 6+…2_Restore.ipsw

  • Ian

    iPhone 5 no longer showing the update, says 8.0 is latest version

  • Parksy

    Looks like they pulled it. I went to see if it was still available and it’s gone now. If you installed and it F’d up your phone, restore via iTunes and apparently you should be ok.

  • tomm

    Apple has now pulled the 8.0.1 from iTunes as well. I tried to do the update on iTunes, to make sure the OTA would not resume, after my forced hardware reboot that stopped the OTA update, but iTunes now only finds 8.0, whereas 20 minutes ago it was offering to update to 8.0.1

  • Anthony ?

    Downloaded it on the 6+ but didn’t install, mostly because I got distracted and when I tried to install I gave me an error saying I wasn’t connected to the Internet which is probably due to the fact that it’s been pulled so it can’t verify.

    Now how do I get it off my phone? Hopefully when they re-release it the phone will automatically overwrite it…

  • airmanchairman

    The “hate train” is self-sustaining. All it needs, or looks for, is an excuse for its existence and operation.

    You are at liberty to feed the fire if you so wish…

  • Tim M

    Apple has pulled the update.

  • Tim

    Way to go Apple, now everyone can wait till they’re at home on wifi to fix the update. Glad I didn’t apply this “patch”

  • Yes I would like to know this as well. It is downloaded but will not install. Honestly. I am truly living in the Apple Bizarro World.

  • WatDah

    Which all validates my point that haters are gonna hate.