The iOS 8.0.1 update that Apple released today brought along some major bugs to most iPhone 6 and 6 Plus users. The TouchID wouldn’t work and it showed No Service. If you’re on an iPhone 4s, iPhone 5/5s/5c and compatible iPads and iPods, then you won’t be facing any problems with TouchID or cell reception. Seems like this is only persistent to the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.
Apple has pulled the iOS 8.0.1 update from its servers and are investigating the problems, hopefully working on a bug free update. But, it’s okay. You can downgrade to iOS 8 and get rid of these two problems. Many users are reporting that performing a downgrade to iOS 8 using iTunes will get you the reception and TouchID functionality back.
If you happened to update to iOS 8.0.1, here’s how to fix the No service and TouchID problem.
- Download the iOS 8 firmware file from our download center.
- Turn off Find my iPhone on your iPhone via Settings>iCloud.
- Open iTunes, connect your iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus. Hold the Shift key in Windows and Option key in Mac and hit the Check for update button.
- Select the downloaded iOS 8 IPSW file and wait for your device to update.
That’s it. The problem should be fixed!