Apple releases iOS 14.0.1 with bug fixes for default app settings and more

While Apple is already beta testing iOS 14.2, the company has today released a minor update to fix lingering issues with the recently launched iOS 14.

On Thursday, Apple officially released iOS 14.0.1 to the public. This is a minor update in the grand scheme of things, and so there won’t be any major new features added to the mix. Instead, this software is meant to address any issues with the software that have cropped up since Apple launched iOS 14 earlier this month. And, indeed, that is the case.

The official changelog for the update notes that iOS 14.0.1 includes bug fixes for the News widget, and improves the experience for default app settings. We recently reported that rebooting your iOS 14-equipped handset would revert your default app choices to Apple’s own apps. iOS 14.0.1 should fix that problem, so you won’t have to switch back and forth just because you reboot your device(s).

Here’s the official changelog:

This update includes bug fixes for your iPhone.

  • Fixes an issue that could cause default browser and mail settings to reset after restarting your iPhone
  • Addresses an issue that could prevent camera previews from displaying on iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus
  • Fixes an issue that could prevent your iPhone from connecting to Wi-Fi networks
  • Resolves an issue that could prevent sending email with some mail providers
  • Addresses an issue that could prevent images from appearing in the News widget

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The new update to iOS 14.0.1 is available now. It’s free to download and install.