Here is how you can downgrade back to iOS 8.0

Yesterday Apple released iOS 8.0.1 and many users discovered after updating that the Touch ID functionality broke and/or they could no longer connect to their cellular service provider.

The update was pulled rather quickly, with Apple suggesting that people downgrade back to iOS 8.0. Now Apple has put up a page detailing how that can be achieved for iPhone 6 and 6 Plus owners.

Follow these steps to reinstall iOS 8.0.

  1. Make sure that you're using the latest version of iTunes.
  2. Connect your iPhone to iTunes.
  3. Back up your iPhone in iTunes on your Mac or PC. iCloud backups won't restore to earlier versions, including iOS 8.0.
  4. Download the file below that corresponds to your device:
  5. Select the file you just downloaded by doing one of these in iTunes:
    • Mac: Press the Option key and click Check for Update.
    • Windows: Press the Shift key and click Check for Update.
  6. Press Update to install iOS 8 on your iPhone.

The Health app won't work in iOS 8 after these steps. It will be fixed in our upcoming iOS 8.0.2 software update, which is scheduled to go live in the next few days.

Apple has apologised for the blunder and said it was "working around the clock" to prepare the newer 8.0.2 update.

We apologise for the great inconvenience experienced by users, and are working around the clock to prepare iOS 8.0.2 with a fix for the issue, and will release it as soon as it is ready in the next few days.

Did you manage to update and not experience any issues? Or were you one of the unlucky ones that need(ed) to downgrade? Let us know in the comments.

Source: Apple via IBT

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