iOS 14.1 Update – Is It Worth Upgrading?

iOS 14.1 is available, and it introduces various fixes for the unexpectedly problematic iOS 14.0.1.

Unfortunately, though it introduced various upgrades, it also brought back a seemingly familiar problem. We are here to tell you everything we know about it.

Compatible Devices

iOS 14.1 is available for all iPhones that can run iOS 13, including the 6S.

An update notification should have popped up by now on your device. If it hasn’t, navigate to settings -> general -> software update.


If you are into jailbreaking your device, this update certainly isn’t what you need. Uncover is still stuck on iOS 13.5 currently and, though checkra1n offers an update now, it is only available for iOS 14 for devices running on A9(X) chipsets and older.

The biggest deal-breaker of iOS 14.1 is the bug’s presence where your choice of default mail and browser apps gets reset.

First observed on Twitter and later confirmed by The Verge, after installing the latest iOS version, whenever your third-party email app and browser update, your selections will get reset back to Apple Mail and Safari. Unfortunately, there is no easy fix available for the moment, meaning that Apple will have to address the problem as soon as possible.

Though the update claims to have fixed most past issues, many users still report their presence.


There are still some upsides – support for 10-bit HDR video playback, widget fixes, incorrect alias problems, and other minor details.

To sum it up, if you are running iOS 14.0.1, there’s nothing to lose. However, if you run an older version of the operating system, we suggest waiting for a new update.

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