Apple has reportedly confirmed that an iOS 16 bug might forestall some individuals from with the ability to activate their new iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Professional units, though a brand new patch has already been launched.
With iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Professional handsets now within the arms of individuals worldwide, Apple has shared a memo confirming individuals would possibly expertise a bug when making an attempt to activate their new telephones whereas providing steps that may be adopted to get issues up and working.
Within the memo, seen by MacRumors, Apple says that “there’s a recognized challenge for iOS 16 which will impression system activations on open Wi-Fi networks.” As a repair, Apple suggests that individuals ought to join their new iPhone to a Mac or PC working iTunes and run by way of the preliminary setup course of when requested to hook up with Wi-Fi. It seems to counsel that the whole lot ought to then activate as regular.
On the extra constructive entrance, it does seem that the brand new iOS 16.0.1 replace fixes this drawback, and updating iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Professional fashions ought to get issues up and working with no hitch, though that is one thing individuals may not pay attention to when making an attempt to set their new iPhones up initially.
The brand new iPhones are formally on sale right this moment after pre-orders went stay final week. Fortunately, this challenge seems to solely be an issue on open Wi-Fi networks, so many individuals will have the ability to set their iPhones up with out challenge on others.
Whereas the brand new iPhone 14, iPhone 14 Professional, and iPhone 14 Professional Max are all accessible from right this moment, these selecting up an iPhone 14 Plus might want to wait till October 7. Different merchandise on sale right this moment embrace the brand new Apple Watch Collection 8, refreshed Apple Watch SE, and up to date AirPods.