You may be having a hard time activating your iPhone 14. How to MacRumors reportsApple has fixed an iOS 16 bug that broke iMessage and FaceTime activation on open WiFi networks. Your new device may not work properly right out of the box, depending on your situation. You just need to install an iOS 16.0.1 update to fix the bug, but you may need to restore the phone with a computer to load the new software.
It’s unclear if Apple will have a fix other than shipping future devices with iOS 16.0.1. MacRumors says it got a memo from the company stating the issue was “under investigation,” while the support document for the patch only tells users to upgrade. We have asked Apple for comment.
The flaw is not likely to last long and should only affect a small number of users. Still, the timing is less than ideal. The iPhone 14 lineup is just hitting customers at the time of this writing; your first experience might not be very smooth if you expect to use iMessage and FaceTime on day one.
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