iOS 8.1

  • Release on Monday 20 October 2014, iOS 8.1 is set to fix many of the issues which were found in iOS 8.0.1 and the pulled iOS 8.0.2
  • Plus iOS 8.1 will also finally introduce Apple Pay to iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus users, plus bring further Continuity support (SMS if you have OSX Yosemite) and also brings back Camera Roll for those who missed it
  • Further info on iOS 8.1 from MacWorld and EndGadget
  • Contents of iOS 8.1 on Apple’s Support site

iOS 8.0.2 Update Issues

iOS 8.0.1 Update Issues

  • Situation – Apple released iOS update 8.0.1 to fix several iOS 8 bugs – including the Health app and issues with third-party keyboards. However, this update was pulled after many users complained their iPhones stopped working as phones due to losing network connection and also TouchID stopped working.
  • Solution – If you’ve already updated to iOS 8.0.1 and have problems, Apple has provided the means to revert your iPhone back to iOS 8 – see

iOS 8 Location Services Issue


iOS 8 TestFlight App Confusion

  • Situation – In iOS 7, a tester will have used TestFlight to install iOS apps for testing. This actually worked through In iOS 8, Apple have released an actual TestFlight app in the App Store, but this is for a different use – to allow developers to access a large range of beta testers for their apps.
  • Solution – Use the old TestFlight icon (or Safari) to access and all should be as normal, allowing you to install apps for testing.

iOS 8 HealthKit Apps Pulled from App Store

  • Situation – Apps linking into the HealthKit framework (released in iOS 8) have been pulled from the App Store 
  • Solution – Apple are working on one.


Apple’s iOS 8 Release Notes contains known issues in the iOS 8 SDK


iOS 8 on various iOS devices