How To: Fix No Service And Other Issues On An iPhone By Downgrading From iOS 8.0.1 To iOS 8

Fix No Service And Other Issues On An iPhone

When Apple released the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, these devices ran on iOS 8.  They also released an update to the new OS for their other Apple devices.

Since iOS 8 is the newest iteration of Apple’s OS, it does have several bugs and issues with performance.  Apple released iOS 8.0.1, a minor update that is supposed to fix these problems.  However, some users found that upgrading their OS actually gave them more problems.

Some of the problems experienced by users who upgraded to iOS 8.0.1 include the killing of cell service and the changing of status to no service.  The update also affected the functionality of the touch ID resulting in problems when unlocking devices with the Touch ID sensor.

Because of the bugs, Apple has pulled the iOS 8.0.1 update from their developer portal as well as iTunes.  However, if you’ve already installed it and you would rather go back to iOS8, we have a method you can use.

Downgrade From iOS 8.0.1 To iOS 8:

  1. Download  iTunes 11.4 and install it.
  2. Open iTunes 11.4.
  3. Connect Apple device to PC now.
  4. When connected and detected in iTunes, click “Restore iPhone/iPad/iPod”.
  5. iOS 8 should begin installing now.  When it is through, unplug your device.

Have you gone back to iOS 8?

Share your experience in the comments box below.


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