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Apple iOS 8.0.1 update brings HealthKit apps, but causes major issues

UPDATE: Apple has removed the iOS 8.0.1 update from download after it appeared to cause more serious problems than the ones it intended to fix.

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Apple has released the first update for its new iOS 8 software fixing one important new feature, but has apparently broken another couple in the process.

The iOS 8.0.1 is currently rolling out to users and opens up enables the launch of HealthKit-enabled apps on the App Store.

However, reports from users installing the file are claiming their TouchID functionality is no longer working and they’re no longer able to user cellular networks.

The issue seems to be centred on those using the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus, while iPhone 4S, iPhone 5 and iPhone 5S users appear to be in the clear. However, it would appear to be wise to hold off on installing the update until Apple addresses this issue.

The fast launch of this update was to address a host of issues that appeared following the release of iOS 8 a week ago.

Shortly before the launch Apple was forced to withdraw HealthKit, perhaps its most keenly advertised iOS 8 feature. HealthKit brings in data from health and fitness apps and stores it in a central hub.

The discovery of a critical flaw meant HealthKit could not be fully enabled until Apple plugged the gap. Now, it seems, that is the case and devs are now free to publish their applications complete with HealthKit compatibility.

Aside from the reintroduction of HealthKit apps the 73MB update brings fixes for other iOS 8 teething problems.

It addresses an issue where 3rd party keyboards could be deselected when the user enters their pin code, while also fixing a problem that stops third-party apps from accessing the photo library.

In it’s release notes Apple also details that the update:
• Fixes an issue that could cause unexpected cellular data usage when receiving SMS/MMS messages
• Better support of Ask To Buy for Family Sharing for In-App Purchases
• Fixes an issue where ringtones were sometimes not restored from iCloud backups
• Fixes a bug that prevented uploading photos and videos from Safari

Have you experienced any problems with the update? Let us know your thoughts below.

Read more: iOS 8 Download: Should you update your iPhone or iPad?

Via: The Verge

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