Touch ID not working in App Store – iPhone 6 bugs and solutions
The Touch ID bug veered its ugly head when we updated the iPhone 6 to iOS 8.3. While there’s no definite fix for it, Apple has reportedly internally resolved the issue and will send out the fix through iOS 8.4 on June 8.
The Touch ID bug involves you, the App Store and a lot of passcode typing. Since iOS 8.3 was launched, users have been complaining that purchases in the app store would require them to enter their passcode each time, even though they had Touch ID activated. The best solution for this would be a new update, but until that comes our way, we’re going to have to improvise.
A solution that worked for most users is this succession of tasks: first, access Settings, Touch ID & Passcode. Once there, you should enter your pass, toggle iTunes & App Store off and then restart the iPhone and enter the pass once again. After the phone is rebooted and everything is in order, repeat the first steps, but instead of toggling iTunes & App Store off, turn it on this time.
Although we can’t guarantee that this will work for everyone, it works for quite a few iOS and iPhone 6 users. If you know of other fixes for the Touch ID issue, let the community know, as we’re sure everyone would appreciate it. In the meantime, the iOS 8.4 update release date is set for June 8. and hopefully Touch ID will be back to normal then.
No cellular connection – iPhone 6 bugs and solutions
This is one of the iPhone 6 bugs that needs urgent fixing and it’s the most annoying one in my opinion. After installing iOS 8.3, iPhone 6 users started getting vocal in forums about their cellular data connection turning from awesome to non-existent. Although Wi-Fi seems to be working fine, the iPhone 6 doesn’t pick up a data signal and consequently, you can’t use your 3G/4G connection.
There are multiple fixes for this problem, so we will list them all here, as some of them worked for use, while some had no results. Try them out and let us know if any of these helped restore your data connection.
The first thing you should do, and I know this sounds stupid, but check if data is on. Even if it’s on, do the toggle dance and see if that helps. You would be surprised at how many people said that this fixed their data connection problem on the iPhone 6. (Impulsive buyers are not always familiar with how iOS works). Similarly, try activating Airplane mode for half an hour and see if that starts your data connection once you deactivate it.
A sure fix for the problem would be a a settings reset, which you can do by going through settings, to general, to reset and then reluctantly selecting reset all settings. Reboot and it’s done! This was the most popular fix for the data connection problem and this has fixed the issue for many people experiencing the iOS 8.3 iPhone 6 bug.
You could try just restarting the phone, or turning it off and taking the SIM card out. A good thing to verify would be if the SIM card actually works. Try it out with another smartphone and see if data works with that one. If it does, then iOS 8.3 is at fault. If it doesn’t work in any phone, go see your carrier and give ’em hell (in a polite way of course).
One weird, simple and at the same unexpected fix would be for you to go to settings, general and then about. If a prompt reading Carrier Settings Update pops up, you’ve got yourself a fix. Just select update and watch the magic happen. That should definitely solve the pesky data connection problem you had had.
App crashes and performance issues – iPhone 6 bugs and solutions
App crashes are probably the most common problems that everyone faces, regardless of the OS they are using on their mobile device. Nonetheless, we’re talking iOS 8.3 and iPhone 6 bugs here, so our fixes for app crashes are relevant only to that. That doesn’t mean you can’t make use of similar tactics on Android if experiencing performance issues with apps.
We have to admit this, even if we don’t want to. Many iPhone 6 users don’t know squat about software and updates. When prompted, they update and that’s it, which is why app crashes can occur across their devices. For one, these types of users usually find themselves deactivating automatic app updates and end up with outdated app, not understanding what’s happening.
Don’t be offended, please, as this might not apply to you. If it does apply to you, you still shouldn’t take offense, because it’s perfectly alright to not know how these things work, as long as you don’t b*tch about it and call Apple a failure for your problems. We’re here to prevent you from doing that.
If you find your apps unusually unresponsive and crashing often, on iOS 8.3 or even older versions of the OS, you might have a problem with outdated apps. My suggestion to you would be to turn on automatic App Store updates. That way, you can keep your apps up to date, working and you will not be tasked with manually updating them. Sounds easy, doesn’t it? It’s an easy fix, for a common problem.
If you don’t have automatic app updates activated, you should update your apps manually. But that’s a hassle, especially if you have loads of apps, so choose to turn on automatic updates. If your apps are up to date, but you are still experiencing problems with them on the iPhone 6 or other iOS devices, the best course of action is to uninstall and reinstall them.
Always check compatibility for apps that are not too popular. You might have apps in your library that are no longer getting support from their developers and are only compatible with older versions of iOS, in which case the only thing you can do is get rid of them and find a replacement. If the app you’re having trouble with is up to date, you’ve reinstalled it and it’s still acting up, be a good member of the community and report the bug to the developers through iTunes. You will help yourself, the developers and the entire iOS community by doing so. Feedback is one of the most important things in software.