[Update: Nov. 25] Apple iOS 14 update bugs/issues: Reported, acknowledged, & fixed


New updates are being added at the bottom of this story…….

Original story (published on November 18, 2020) follows:

Apple’s latest and greatest version of its mobile operating system known as iOS 14 was announced on June 2020, and subsequently released on September 16.

iOS 14 is arguably one of the biggest updates offered by Cupertino perhaps since iOS 11 for its iPhone series.

The operating system comes with a plethora of new features like widget support, App Library, Compact UI, search improvements and much more.


The Apple iPhone 11

Moreover, Apple has yet again proven its reliability and continued software support by releasing the update for all the devices that previously got the iOS 13 update – all the way back to the iPhone 6s series.

Other devices that received the update are: iPhone SE, iPhone 7 series, iPhone 8 series, iPhone X and XR, iPhone XS series, and the iPhone 11 series.

And yeah, the iPhone 12 series comes with iOS 14 out of the box, of course.


iPhone 12 Pro has iOS 14 pre-installed

One unsurprising thing though, about not just iOS, but software in general, is the presence of unwanted guests. After every major update, the number of reports pertaining to all sorts of bugs see a huge spike.

The iOS 14 update is no different, and although Apple does offer a pretty systematic beta program to filter out potential bugs and issues, a few always end up reaching the stable releases.

These bugs/issues/problems usually get acknowledged almost immediately by Apple, while others stay on for a while.

With that being said, we keep track of such developments and provide crucial information about their status as soon as there are any updates, in this article.

New updates will be added in the section below, iOS 14 bugs/issues tracker follows after this section

Update 1 (November 20)

IST 10:35 am: Many users on iOS 14 are reporting that they aren’t able to stack large widgets easily since the widget keeps jumping to a different page or creates a new one. Apple is yet to acknowledge the problem. Full story and workarounds here.

IST 10:39 am: Apparently, iPhone 12 series users are taking to Apple community forums and Reddit to share their concerns about the devices overheating. The problem seems to be most apparent on the iPhone 12 Pro, however, other devices in the series are also affected. Head here for more details.

IST 04:25 pm: Apple has released iOS 14.2.1 for the iPhone 12 series which apparently brings a few fixes for the company’s new smartphones.

According to the changelog, it fixes the bug which resulted in the Lockscreen becoming unresponsive. Further, it addresses the MMS messages issue. We’ve added a screenshot of the updatelog below:



Update 2 (November 21)

IST 06:15 pm: It seems users that the iOS 14.2.1 update has landed at least one user’s device into a bootloop. Further, instead of solving problems, the iOS 14.2.1 update appearrs to have brought over the SMS problems to those who previously didn’t have them as per a report.

Update 3 (November 23)

IST 01:15 pm: More reports from users are coming in suggesting that the missing push notifications issue has not been addressed with the iOS 14.2.1 update. Therefore, users will have to continue waiting for Apple to release another update to address the problem. More on this here.

Update 4 (November 24)

IST 11:10 am: Many iPhone 7 users are reporting that the microphone has stopped working in most cases after installing the iOS 14 update. The issue has also been reported on other iPhones too. Head here to know more.

IST 11:15 am: Several iPhone 11 series users are also claiming that the speakerphone keeps cutting out during phone calls even after the iOS 14 update. The issue was first reported by users on iOS 13. Full coverage here.

IST 11:25 am: iOS 14 users have noticed that there is no option to turn off the headphone safety setting on their devices after the iOS 14.2 update. Further, this may not be a bug and, instead, is working as Apple intended it to. More details here.

IST 02:40 pm: Some users on iOS 14 are claiming that certain videos simply do not play and an error message pops up saying “Unable to load video”. There are a few user-suggested workarounds that you can try out in case you are experiencing the issue.


I did find a workaround… I was able to import into iMovie and play the files. This fits my needs for now but Apple…?? What is going on. This needs a fix. (Source)

Simply toggle favourite video on and off and immediately video is able to load. (Source)

Duplicate the video in Photos app fixes it for me. (Source)

Update 5 (November 25)

IST 01:35 pm: Many iPhone users with the latest iOS 14.2 update installed on their devices are reporting that they aren’t able to use the Google Authenticator application. However, it seems the problem is fixed after re-installing the app. More details here.

iOS 14 bugs/issues tracker table

NOTE: The table below is being updated continuously with the latest iOS 14 bugs, issues, and updates.

Date Device Description of problem Status
Oct. 31 iPhone 12 Pro Camera focus issues at close range Workaround
Nov. 11 iPhones Copy-paste feature behaving unexpectedly Workaround
Nov. 12 iPhones Unable to send photos/images as email attachments or attach more than one image in Gmail Workaround
Nov. 17 iPhones Missing push notifications (no notification alerts) Still not fixed
Nov. 20 iPhones Unable to stack large widgets Workaround
Date Device Description of problem Status
Nov. 20 iPhone 12 series Overheating issues Workaround
Nov. 20 iPhone 12 series SMS message issues Still not fixed
Nov. 20 iPhone 12 series Unresponsive lockscreen Fixed
Nov. 20 iPhone 12 series Made for iPhone hearing devices sound quality issues Fixed
Nov. 24 iPhone 7 Microphone not working issue Workaround
Date Device Description of problem Status
Nov. 24 iPhone 11 series Speaker phone cutting out Workaround
Nov. 24 iPhones Headphone safety setting cannot be toggled off Workaround
Nov. 24 iPhones “Unable to load video” error Workarounds (refer update 4 above)
Nov. 25 iPhones Google Authenticator not working Possible fix

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