iOS 16.0.1 arrives to fix Apple iPhone 14 issues with iOS 16.1 beta 1 released for developers
Apple has started rolling out another iOS update, having released iOS 15.7 and iOS 16.0 earlier this week. While the later two updates are available for the iPhone 8 and iPhone X onwards, iOS 16.0.1 is exclusive to the new iPhone 14 series. According to Apple, all iPhone 14 models will automatically detect iOS 16.0.1 and will provide the option of installing it before they complete their initial setup.
Hence, iPhone 14 owners should not need to set up their devices only to then have a software update waiting once they reach their home screens. Unsurprisingly, Apple recommends that people install iOS 16.0.1 on an iPhone 14, iPhone 14 Plus, iPhone 14 Pro or iPhone 14 Pro Max as son as possible. According to Apple's changelog, iOS 16.0.1 fixes an issue when activating the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro that also affected data migration during set-up. Moreover, iOS 16.0 may fail to authenticate enterprise apps that use single sign-on, which should be fixed in iOS 16.0.1.
Furthermore, the iPhone 14 Pro Max should no longer show photos as blurry when zooming in landscape mode. As its name suggests, iOS 16.0.1 does not bundle any features. Instead, Apple will leave any new features to iOS 16.1, the first developer beta of which it has already published. As 9to5Mac reports, iOS 16.1 adds 'Clean Energy Charging', which Apple claims allows a compatible iPhone to minimise your carbon footprint by 'selectively charging when lower carbon emission electricity is available'.
Separately, Apple has enabled the option of deleting the Apple Wallet app, while enabling the battery percentage icon on the iPhone XR, iPhone 11, iPhone 12 mini and the iPhone 13 mini too. Also, iOS 16.1 contains early references to Matter, a new standard for smart home accessories aimed at maximising compatibility between platforms. Apple has introduced more lock screen changes too, as well as including its Live Activities API, a requirement for giving third-party apps access to the Dynamic Island. Apple has not set an iOS 16.1 release date yet, although we imagine that the company will start rolling out the update in October.