Apple officially launched its new software update with iOS 14. There are many persuasive new features, too. However, several people avoid upgrading the operating system right now. The latest software squashed many glitches. But concerns remain present in the new operating system’s first official update.
We have to remember, though, that there have been common worries about the tech giant moving the software out too quickly. Maybe it should have waited to release the software update alongside the next iPhone, allowing beta testers some time to work out any bugs.
What are the bugs?
Although much of the discussion is about the latest features of iOS 14, the updated version already has several under-the-hood changes on board. Some iPad and iPhone users are reporting various bugs after making the updates.
Shutting off your iPhone could mean losing default settings
Instead of using Apple’s Safari interface, you can now set Google Chrome and Microsoft Edge as the favorite default browser. You can also set Outlook and Spark and other email applications as the default alternative over Apple Mail. The initial iOS 14 update, though, doesn’t seem to work very correctly.
Although it is convenient enough to adjust the configuration, the settings revert again after an iPhone restarts. Hence, you would be required to update your settings again. Just don’t reset your phone, or you’re going to have to do it all over again.
On Twitter, users started discovering the bug. After restarting the iPhone, Safari began to opening any links that were clicked. Google technical manager Adrienne Porter Felt said his co-workers also noticed the glitch.
This is a potentially huge bug that Apple will ideally correct with an update to 14.0.1 with a simple “dot.”
New privacy feature could harm some enterprise, school, and retail setups
Cisco also cautioned that a privacy option for iOS 14 could break certain network configurations that businesses, schools, universities, and retail chains use.
The theoretical issues stem from the fact that the iPhone and iPads use a random MAC address when linking to Wi-Fi networks on the new OS by example.
Apple introduced the functionality as a defense of privacy. The tech giant intends to protect retailers that use MAC addresses to monitor clients connected to their Wi-Fi networks. Using a random MAC address eliminates it – which most of us would view as a positive thing. But it can also split device-management schemes used in enterprises and educational establishments.
Worse, Cisco claims that there is no simple answer to that beyond telling users to turn off their computer features.
The first list of iOS 14 problems includes:
- Download and installation problems;
- UI lag;
- First and third-party app issues;
- Face ID problems;
- Wi-Fi issues; and
- Bluetooth issues.
This is a very early list. We expect it to grow as more people transition from iOS 13 to iOS 14.
So far, Apple’s iOS 14 release has not gone completely smoothly. Nintendo and other software developers have warned users not to download the update yet, warning that it could lead to bugs. On the introduction of iOS 14, developers only had a 24-hour warning, and many were left struggling to ensure that their applications would run the next day.
However, the latest software is certainly a fantastic upgrade. So if you have any questions about the software, you absolutely need to deal with or feel like you’d rather miss any possible early glitches or performance problems. You should wait a week or two before upgrading to make sure everything’s okay.
Suppose you’re excited to test all the new innovations and improvements, though. In that case, you don’t really have any problems about future glitches.