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iOS 16 bugs affecting the iPhone 14 series are confirmed by Apple

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iOS 16 bugs affecting the iPhone 14 series are confirmed by Apple

Customers who activate iPhone 14 models may have a problem where device activation during initial setup occurs via Wi-Fi, according to Apple, which stated that the issue is “under investigation.”

According to a letter seen by MacRumors, Apple says that “there is a known issue for iOS 16 that may impact device activations on open Wi-Fi networks.” Apple advises customers to choose “Connect to Mac or to a PC with iTunes” to connect to a Wi-Fi network during the first iOS onboarding process, then go back to the previous screen and try again on Wi-Fi until the activation completes successfully.

There are currently no official solutions, according to Apple, and support staff members are advised: “not create a repair [case] for the issue.” The glitch is unfortunate because pre-ordered iPhone 14, iPhone 14 Pro, and iPhone 14 Pro Max models are now shipping to customers worldwide (iPhone 14 Plus will ship from Oct. 7, 2022).

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An update to iOS 16.0.1 is now available for new owners of the iPhone 14 that fixes a problem with setup activation and migration. If you’re having trouble activating your iPhone 14 right out of the box, you might need to restore it with a Mac or PC to iOS 16, to fix the bug and properly activate your new iPhone.

Apple warns new owners of the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro in a support article that “iMessage and FaceTime might not complete activation” until their new iPhones have been updated to iOS 16.0.1.

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