‘No Service’ Bug Hits Some IOS 14.7.1 Users After Updating Their IPhones

“What seemed like a small update has, for some, turned into a huge headache,” reports ZDNet: Over on Apple’s support forum, there are several threads from users complaining that iOS 14.7.1 broke their iPhones, causing a “no service” problem where users are unable to connect to cell service. Ther”>e are similar threads on Apple’s developer forums as well.

While there doesn’t seem to be a pattern to which phones are affected, I’ve seen reports of everything from the iPhone 6 to iPhone 12 affected, and the cause is clear — upgrading to iOS 14.7.1.

“Users are saying that restarting the phone, removing the SIM, and even resetting network settings didn’t help,” according to 9to5Mac (in an article shared by long-time Slashdot reader antdude).

Forbes reports the bug appears to happen when you lose your cellular connection and switch to WiFi calling, “so those living in areas with good reception may never see it. Of course, this scenario also helps to mask the scale of iPhones which might be affected.”
If you haven’t upgraded to iOS 14.7.1 yet, this potentially crippling flaw could (understandably) put you off upgrading. The problem is that the release also contains a critical fix for a new zero-day security flaw