- Apple stopped signing iOS 14 on Thursday, Oct. 1
- This came a week after Apple released iOS 14.0.1 for iPhones
- The new version brings fixes to some issues found in iOS 14
The iPhone users who upgraded their Apple smartphones to the latest iOS version, iOS 14.0.1, will no longer be able to downgrade to the base iOS 14 version anymore. This is because Apple has stopped signing it.
The Cupertino tech giant stopped signing iOS 14 on Thursday, Oct. 1, effectively preventing iOS 14.0.1 users from downgrading to the older, but also recently released, version. Apple made the move a week after releasing the latest iPhone operating system version.
The new iOS 14.0.1 update, which was released on Sept. 24, brings several fixes to some problems that users experienced in iOS 14. The fixes include the following, per the release notes:
- Fixes for an issue that resets default browser and mail settings every time the iPhone is restarted
While Apple started allowing users to change their default browser and mail apps in iOS 14, a bug that caused the system to reset the settings existed, forcing users to either avoid restarting their handsets or change the default apps frequently. The new iOS version fixes the problem.
- Fixes issues for camera previews on the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus
The older iOS version had an issue that prevented camera previews from being shown on the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. The new iOS version no longer has this problem.
- Fixes issues regarding Wi-Fi connections
The new iOS 14.0.1 fixes issues that prevent the iPhone from connecting to Wi-Fi networks.
- Fixes for email sending issues
The new iOS version fixes an issue that prevented users from sending emails. The issue affected some email providers.
- Fixes for an issue related to the News widget
The previous iOS version sometimes didn’t show images in the News widget. The new iOS version brings fixes for that problem.
Apple normally stops signing older iOS versions so that iPhone users will be urged to update to the latest version. The practice ensures that all users will have access to the newest features that the company adds to its operating system for the iPhone and that users are kept safe from potential threats that could affect older versions.