Apple’s iOS 14 latest Update, Problems, and Fixes

Are you facing any problems after updating the software on your iPhone to the latest iOS 14? Or is that even your iPad is not working properly after updating to iPadOS 14? Then let me tell you a fact. You’re not alone in this as hundreds of users around the world are facing many problems after updating their phones to iOS 14.

The major iOS 14 bugs that are creating a problem for the users are majorly the battery draining, overall performance, installed apps not working properly, Wi-Fi issues, and much more. But you need not worry about it as we’re here to help and tell you the solutions to the problems. We all know that Apple once a year releases a major update to the iOS software that runs on all iPhones. Millions of people get important new features for free, along with patches for security bugs and interface improvements.

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The newest software update Apple has released this year is iOS 14. This version was announced on 22 June at the WWDC event and was available for download on Wednesday 16 September. In today’s article, we’ll be discussing the problems of the iOS 14 update along with any solutions that have been figured out so far. Most of the solutions to the problems involve updating Apple iOS 14 to the latest version of iOS.

In case you haven’t updated your iPhone to the latest version of iOS, all you got to do is go to the Settings> General> Software Update> Download and Install and click Install Now to get the update.

1. Users can’t easily download the latest iOS 14 update

Technically, the first and foremost problem is that you’re not even on the iOS 14 yet. If you have a compatible iPhone then you must be able to get the latest software update. For the software update to happen, make sure you have an iPhone 6S series or higher. For downloading the latest update, you also need enough space on your device. Also, the battery of the iPhone needs to be charged fully for the update to get completed. The best time for installing the update is when your iPhone is on charging.

In case you have an iOS Beta version on your smartphone, then you got to delete that version. All you gotta do is head to the Settings> General > Profiles. Once the beta version is deleted, reboot your iPhone and return to Settings> General> Software Update to download and install the latest update.

2. Widgets can’t be added or edited in the latest Update

iOS 14 widgets are the most interesting and new features of the latest update, but users are finding it difficult to add or edit widgets. The most irritating part is that the new apps you download are not allowing you to add widgets when tapping the + icon in the top right corner.

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iOS 14 Problem Solved

Although we know that this problem will not be properly solved until Apple officially issues an update to fix the known widgets issue. But in the meantime, we have still got a quick solution for you. All you got to do is just open up the app and play around with it first, then close it. When you unlock your phone, you’ll find it appear within the widget list after pressing the + icon.

3. Weather Widget not Working properly

All the iPhone uses make quite a use of the Weather widget. But in the latest update, many users have found that it’s not working. The reason behind this is that the location services on the iPhone are not being configured properly for Weather.

iOS 14 Problem solved

This issue can be fixed by going to the Settings> Privacy> Location> Services> Weather. Once there, toggle “While Using the App or Widgets” on and also toggle on ” Precise Location”.

4. Wi-Fi disconnecting Problem – Solved

USers after updating their iPhones to iOS 14 have this problem of their smartphone’s W-Fi being disconnected again n again. The major problem with the Wi-Fi is that once you lock the phone screen and put the iPhone on sleep mode, the connection loss. This is not an issue for one or two users, but hundreds of people are facing this problem.

iOS 14 Problem solved

The solution to the problem being faced in the latest iOS update is that Apple has already released a new operating system update. The update as released by the company is named iOS 14.0.1 that aims to fix issues of users relating to the WiFi connections. We hope that with this update, the iOS 14 glitch of WiFi connectivity will be fixed.

5. Default Apps Getting Reset – Solved

The most anticipated and yet interesting feature of the new Apple iOS 14 is that you can now set third-party browsers and email apps as default apps on your iPhones and iPads. This feature was a much-requested one from Apple users and thankfully in the latest iOS update, it got included.

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iOS 14 Problems
Source: OSXDaily

Well here’s the main point, if you have used this feature already to set the Gmail as your default mail app and/or Google Chrome as your default browser, then you must have seen that there’s a bug that resets your default apps back to Safari and Apple Mail once you restart your device. This means that you’d have to revert it back in Settings in your reboot or iPhone or iPad.

iOS 14 Problem solved

The solution to the problem is that Apple has already released a new operating system update. The update as released by the company is named iOS 14.0.1 that aims to fix issues of users relating to the default apps getting reset. We hope that with this update, this iOS 14 glitch will be fixed.

6. “Jailbroken Warning” – Solved

Have anyone of you experienced this glitch after the latest iOS 14 updates that warned your iPhone or iPad is “Jailbroken”? Don’t freak out, because your app might not have fully updated to the iOS 14. Thus, it’s failing to recognize the new OS as an official update.

iOS 14 Problem solved

There’s no need to worry about, as it’s just a bug and most probably is solved in the latest iOS 14.0.1 update. Just update your iPhone or iPad to the latest software and the problem will be solved. In rare cases, if the problem still persists, contact Apple to alert them about the issue.

7. Battery draining Rapidly after iOS 14 Update

Many users have claimed that their batteries have drained at an alarming rate after the latest iOS 14 update. Well, the battery draining issue after a major software update isn’t really something unordinary. However, if you’re just updated to the latest iOS 14, then you’ll need to wait for your device to finish performing some background tasks and indexing. No need to worry about as this activity utilizes system resources wich makes the battery drain out faster than usual.

iOS 14 Problems
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Temporary Solution

However, if all the indexing tasks and other activities are done and still you’re facing battery draining issues, then you need to worry about it. The first and foremost thing you should do in such a situation is to check your iPhone’s battery health. If you’ve purchased your iPhone recently, then you’d be fine. But if you’re using an older iPhone, then it’s absolutely worth-checking. You simply have to go to Settings> Battery> Battery Health, and you’ll be able to check your device’s current maximum capacity. In case you battery has significantly degraded or needs replacement, you’ll be notified accordingly.

You can also extend you battery life generally by:

  • Turning off auto-brightness on your smartphone
  • Manually keeping your brightness on a low setting
  • Turning off refreshing of apps in the background
  • Switching off location services within apps
  • Lastly, by enabling Low Power Mode (Setting> Battery).

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To conclude, we’re at that messy beginning point of the iOS 14 launch, where a lot of problems and fixes and new bugs pop up all the time. We assume that a new iOS 14.0.2 update will soon be released to fix all the issues being faced in the current iOS version.

Ayesha Khan

Ayesha Khan was a Content Writer and Digital Marketer at Codematics Inc. She has done her BS in Electronic Engineering. In her free time, you can find her cooking meals, reading books or watching Kdramas. Search for her articles under the hashtag #AKArticle on LinkedIn and Twitter.

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