New iOS14 is causing more iPhone issues. New iOS14 is one of the best generational upgrades in years by Apple but “Far from bug free!” says Forbes.
Published on 30th September 2020, Apple confirms iPhone issues in their article on the official Apple website – “If you updated to iOS 14 and watchOS 7 and are missing Activity or Health data, learn what to do to prevent future data loss.”
Whatever that means for an Apple user? Basically, Apple reveals seven significant data and battery-related problems with iOS 14 and watchOS 7, and the company states the only fix to iPhone issues is to “erase all content and settings from your iPhone”. Not something an avid Apple fan would like to hear but do we have any option?
The short answer is – NO, not really.
In their official release, Apple states the nature of iPhone issues – in that after updating to iOS 14.0 and watchOS 7.0, you might notice:
- Your workout route maps are missing in the Fitness app on iPhone for previous GPS-enabled workouts from your Apple Watch.
- The Activity, Heart Rate, or other health-related apps fail to launch or load data on your Apple Watch.
- The Fitness app or Health app fail to launch or load data on your iPhone.
- The Health app or Fitness app is reporting an inaccurate amount of data storage on your iPhone.
- The Activity app is reporting an inaccurate amount of data storage on your Apple Watch.
- Your environmental sound levels data or headphone audio levels data from Apple Watch is missing in the Health app on iPhone.
- Increased battery drain on your iPhone or Apple Watch.
And if the users experience two or more of the above iPhone issues, they are advised to erase all content and settings from your iPhone to resolve the iPhone issues.
Battery drain is one of the persistent iPhone issues for iPhone owners in the recent years and it appears it is unlikely to change with the new iOS14. The only “sort of a good news” is – Apple believes that these iPhone issues can be fixed without an iOS update. The harsh reality though is that a complete data wipe remains to be the only option and Apple is not messing around when they say the only fix is to “erase all content and settings from your iPhone” to resolve these iPhone issues.
At this stage, it is unclear how effective the data erase has been for affected users but surely remains to be a concern for Apple fans.
Will Apple get away with this gamble? With the launch date fast approaching, we won’t have to wait much longer to find out.