Updated 09:48 AM EST, Wed, Mar 03, 2021

iOS 8 New: Do Not Update to iOS 8.0.1, Users Report Major Security Features Deactivated by Update

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In an effort to fix a problem with their latest mobile operating system, Apple released iOS 8.0.1; however this update only compounded the issues even further and the company was forced to pull the update shortely after releasing it.

The intention of iOS 8.0.1 was to fix initial problems in Apple's mobile operating systems from its launch last week. These included fixing the HealthKit app and the various bugs in other apps. However, once it was downloaded, users immediately reported a series of problems including error messages and being unable to connect to a cellular network. The update also damaged the Touch ID sensor on newer iPhones, with some users not being able to unlock their phones with their fingerprints.

Apple pulled the update only an hour after releasing it. The company has not released any plans to assist those who have already downloaded iOS 8.0.1, but the company did acknowledge the issue and has said it is looking into addressing it.

"We have received reports of an issue with the iOS 8.0.1 update. We are actively investigating these reports and will provide an update as quickly as we can. In the meantime we have pulled back the iOS 8.0.1," Apple said.

What remains unclear is whether or not the problem affected only certain iPhones or wireless carriers as some reported an issue-free download of the update.

iOS 8 was launched last week alongside the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 plus. The list of features included with the update were new keyboard features, additions to the camera settings and others. Most critically it included a push into Apple's health and home automation space with new "Kit" apps and developer tools.

Apple forums were quick to point out problems with the new mobile operating system. Wi-Fi glitches, battery drain and Safari slow downs were chief among the complaints.

HealthKit also suffered from a bug in the system that prevented it from launching and some users had difficulties uploading photos into Safari.  The update was meant to compliment the latest iteration of iPhone hardware by improving "reachability," and making it easier to hold with one hand.

There were also a few additions planned to be included in the download like third-party access to the Photo Library and a restoration of ringtones that were not from the iCloud service. "Ask to Buy" was also intended to for iOS 8.0.1 for Family Sharing for in-app purchases and resolving an issue that causes an inordinate amount of cellular data usage after receiving text messages.

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