iOS update fixes annoying iPhone 14 activation bug


A photo of an iPhone running iOS 16, customizing a lock screen with a photo of fish.
New iPhone activations encountered issues on open Wi-Fi networks | Photo by David Pierce/MovieBeat

If you’re having trouble setting up your new iPhone 14 or iPhone 14 Pro, you’re not alone. According MacRumorsthe company sent a note stating that this is a known issue in iOS 16 when trying to activate devices on open Wi-Fi networks.

Fortunately, Apple has already provided a solution in the form of its iOS 16.0.1 update. The latest update, which is only available for the iPhone 14 lineup, should resolve any activation or migration issues faced by owners of the new iPhone, but users may need to update and restore their phones using a Mac or PC to completely fix the problem.

The iOS 16 update became available on September 12 for the iPhone 8 and newer, changing just about every app or screen in the mobile operating system. Some of the most notable improvements mentioned in our in-depth iOS 16 review include a complete lock screen makeover, letting you add widgets to access vital information without unlocking your phone. This feature includes new widgets added by Apple that let you track your fitness habits, like steps taken or how much water you drank.

Overall, the latest iOS update has taken some interesting steps in the right direction, but clearly still has a few issues to address. The first beta of iOS 16.1 was made available earlier this week, adding a battery percentage indicator to some iPhone models that didn’t have it before (like iPhone Minis) and updating the Apple’s new Dynamic Island included with the iPhone 14 Pros so they can be accessed more easily when using accessibility.

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