Apple iPhone 14 series updates, bugs, problems & issues tracker [Cont. updated]

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The iPhone 14 series has been hyped for many weeks. After all, it is the first time in a long time that they have received a noticeable change on their front design.

Now, the entire family of smartphones is official and is made up of 4 members. Apple released the iPhone 14, iPhone 14 Plus, iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max (the company dropped the ‘Mini’ variant this year) on September 7.

Although one of the main novelties in the series is in the redesign of the notch, not all models boast that. Only the ‘Pro’ and ‘Pro Max’ variants include the new ‘Dynamic Island’.


Continuing with the redesign of the notch, now a kind of ‘pill’ takes its place. The ‘Dynamic Island’ (as Apple calls it) not only changes the shape but adds functionality to this area.

First, the pill will shrink or expand according to the context and running apps. This area will become a kind of ‘extension’ of certain apps, offering information and allowing you to open them from there.

On the other hand, the iPhone 14 ‘vanilla’ and ‘Plus’ retain the traditional notch. Another thing that the ‘non-Pro’ models maintain is a 60Hz screen, reserving the 120Hz for the ‘Pro’ versions.


For the first time in an iPhone generation, not all models implement the same chipset. The ‘vanilla’ and ‘Plus’ variants maintain the Bionic A15 from last year, but the iPhone 14 Pro debuts the new, more powerful and efficient Bionic A16.

Photography is another area that the iPhone 14 Pro and ‘non-Pro’ models differ. The latter offers a dual camera system made up of two 12MP sensors (main and ultra-wide).


On the other hand, the ‘Pro’ models boast a triple camera system commanded by a new 48MP sensor. There is also a 12MP ultra-wide-angle sensor and a 12MP telephoto sensor with up to 3x optical zoom.

iPhone 14 series software updates

As for the software, the new smartphones come with iOS 16 as standard. Also, all of them will get very similar software support throughout their life.

We will be tracking all the software updates, including security patches and bug fixes, coming to the entire iPhone 14 series in this section.

Info. last updated on Device Version Changelog/Update contents
Sept. 15 All iOS 16.0.1 Bug fixes
Sept. 23 All iOS 16.0.2 Bug fixes
Oct. 11 All iOS 16.0.3 Bug fixes
Oct. 24 All iOS 16.1 Bug fixes
Nov. 9 All iOS 16.1.1 Bug fixes

Bugs, issues, and problems

As is often the case with every technology release, users will report errors related to either the software or the hardware. We will keep track of all iPhone 14 series bugs and issues that arise in this section.

Info. last updated on Device Bug description Status
Sept. 19 All Device activation issue on open Wi-Fi networks Fixed
Sept. 23 All Camera shaking or making noises in TikTok, Snapchat & other third party apps Fixed
Sept. 19 All Device overheating with minimal usage Unacknowledged
Sept. 19 iPhone 14 Pro & Pro Max Device freezing after data transfers Investigating
Sept. 20 iPhone 14 Pro & Pro Max Dynamic Island blocking content in apps & games Unacknowledged
Info. last updated on Device Bug description Status
Sept. 22 iPhone 14 Pro & Pro Max Users reporting poor battery life Unacknowledged (1, 2, 3, 4)
Sept. 26 iPhone 14 Pro Max Connectivity issues on Verizon Unacknowledged
Sept. 27 iPhone 14 Pro and 14 Pro Max Auto focus issue with close & regular distance objects Unacknowledged (Workarounds)
Oct. 3 All System data taking too much space Workaround
Oct. 4 All Camera making ‘clicking sound’ on Instagram & other apps Unacknowledged
Info. last updated on Device Bug description Status
Oct. 5 All Camera photos over processed or overexposed Unacknowledged
Oct. 7 iPhone 14 Pro Camera glare under sunlight Unacknowledged (1, 2, 3)
Oct. 10 iPhone 14 Roller coaster rides being detected as car crash and dialing 911 Unacknowledged
Oct. 11 iPhone 14 Pro and 14 Pro Max Notifications being delayed or not arriving at all Fixed
Oct. 11 iPhone 14 Low microphone volume when conducting phone calls through Apple CarPlay Fixed
Info. last updated on Device Bug description Status
Oct. 11 iPhone 14 Pro or 14 Pro Max Camera app slow to launch or switch to Fixed
Oct. 11 All Mail app crashing Fixed
Oct. 17 iPhone 14 Pro Photos appear grainy, high-contrast or keep crushing shadows Unacknowledged
Oct. 18 All SIM not supported Acknowledged
Nov. 25 iPhone 14 Pro & Pro Max Carplay audio issue (faint voice to call receiver) Unacknowledged (1, 2, 3, 4)

Note: We have more such stories in our dedicated Tracker section so be sure to follow them as well.

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