iOS 16.0.1 fixes activation issues and other bugs on the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pros

Apple has released iOS 16.0.1 for its latest smartphones to fix iPhone 14 activation issues, problems with zooming in the Photos app and other annoying bugs.

Marketing image showcasing iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro
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  • What’s happening? Apple has released iOS 16.0.1 as an important day-one update exclusively for the latest iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro models.
  • Why care? iOS 16.0.1 fixes activation problems and issues causing some photos to appear soft when zooming in landscape orientation on the latest iPhones.
  • What to do? Respond positively when offered to install iOS 16.0.1 when setting up your device as new, or manually download the update later.

iOS 16.0.1 is ready to fix your iPhone 14 activation issues

The new iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro models that will arrive this Friday will be preloaded with an older build of iOS 16 than the iOS 16 version that Apple released to all users on September 12, which has a build number 20A362.

But as soon as customers set up their device, 9to5Mac notes, they’ll be prompted to download and install the new iOS 16.0.1 update which has a build number 20A371.

iOS 16.0.1 is a day-one software update with important fixes for issues that could affect activation and migration of the new iPhones, cause enterprise single sign-on apps to fail to authenticate and break zooming in Photos. Read: How to force iPhone to always stay in low-power mode

iOS 16.0.1. release notes

According to the official release notes for iOS 16.0.1 available on the Apple Developer portal, this update is recommended for all users and fixes the following bugs:

—Fixes an issue with activation and migration during set up of iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro
—Photos may appear soft when zooming in landscape orientation on iPhone 14 Pro Max
—Enterprise single sign-on apps may fail to authenticate

Apple asks you to connect to a Wi-Fi network as part of the iOS setup process, so the device can reach Apple’s activation servers.

This is also when you might be prompted to download and install iOS 16.0.1—before you even get to the home screen. This mechanism ensures that new iPhone owners get the latest iOS updates and security fixes early in the setup process.

When this update launches publicly on Friday, September 16, you’ll be able to install it onto your iPhone 14, iPhone 14 Plus, iPhone 14 Pro or iPhone 14 Pro Max by going into Settings → General → Software Update.