Apple Stops Signing iOS 14 After Releasing iOS 14.0.1

Following the release of iOS 14.0.1 on Thursday, September 24, Apple has stopped signing iOS 14, which means downgrading to the launch version of iOS 14 after upgrading to iOS 14.0.1 is no longer possible.

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Apple routinely stops signing older versions of software updates after new releases come out in order to encourage customers to keep their operating systems up to date.

iOS 14.0.1 was a bug fix update fixing issues that weren't able to be addressed in the initial version of iOS 14. The update fixed a bug that could cause third-party apps set as the default to reset after the iPhone is restarted. It also addressed a bug that could prevent the ‌‌iPhone‌‌ from connecting to some WiFi networks, and fixed an issue that could prevent sending email with some mail carriers.

iOS 14.0.1 is the current publicly available version of iOS that people can download, but there's also an iOS 14.2 update that has been provided to developers and public beta testers. iOS 14.2 introduces new emoji 13 characters, a Shazam Music Recognition feature for the Control Center, and some other Apple Music-related Control Center tweaks.

Top Rated Comments

ArtOfWarfare Avatar
17 months ago
I'm still on iOS 13, and I'm going to stay on it for awhile I think.

Remember when Apple was synonymous with a certain quality level? It was how we justified their prices being much higher than everyone else's? It seems like they've decided to just increase the pace of hiking up the prices and let quality continue to decline.
Score: 11 Votes (Like | Disagree)
CarpalMac Avatar
17 months ago

jumping the gun perhaps ?
Yes, by releasing 14 to the public full stop. It wasn't and still isn't ready.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Will Tisdale ? Avatar
17 months ago

I'm still on iOS 13, and I'm going to stay on it for awhile I think.

Remember when Apple was synonymous with a certain quality level? It was how we justified their prices being much higher than everyone else's? It seems like they've decided to just increase the pace of hiking up the prices and let quality continue to decline.
iOS 14 seems ok. Beta period was reasonably painless and every build was usable on a daily driver. I wouldn’t worry too much about upgrading. I’m on 14.2 now and that seems fine too.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Sci_Tech Avatar
17 months ago

Yes, by releasing 14 to the public full stop. It wasn't and still isn't ready.
It's like this every year now :confused:
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
kenni417 Avatar
17 months ago
jumping the gun perhaps ?
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
C DM Avatar
17 months ago

jumping the gun perhaps ?
With 14.0.1 being out there's likely not much need to have 14.0 available.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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