Top 37 iOS 14 Beta Problems and How to Fix Them

by Sophie Green   Updated on 2020-08-12 / Update for  iOS 14

Apple finally unveils the iOS 14 and iPadOS 14 at WDWC 2020. New iOS update with new features but also comes with bugs and performance issues. A lot of users have reported iOS 14 problems like abnormal battery drain, Bluetooth problems, update errors. Below, we have a list of iOS 14 issues on iPhone 11, 11 Pro(Max), XS, XS Max, X, XR, 8, 8 Plus, 7, 7 Plus, 6s, 6s Plus, SE 2, SE and all models of iPad and how to fix them by yourself.

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Part 1. iOS 14 Update/Downgrade Problems

Plenty of advanced users install iOS 14 on iPhone or iPad reports that they experience various iOS update errors and issues. Here are some of the common iOS 14 update, downgrade problems and how you can fix them.

1. Unable to Update an Error Occurred Installing iOS 14

"Unable to Install Update an Error Occurred Installing iOS 14" seems to be a long-standing issue comes with every iOS update. From a corrupt software download, update conflict and bad network, there could be numerous reasons behind it. Below are some potential fixes for you.

unable to install ios 14 updates

Quick Fixes:

  • Check your iPhone storage. Go to Settings > General > iPhone Storage to check your available space. If needed more space, delete some unwanted apps.
  • Force restart your iPhone or iPad.
  • Delete the downloaded update firmware and then re-download and reinstall the update.
  • Check your Wi-Fi connection and make your have strong and stable Wi-Fi connection.

2. iOS 14 Downgrade Stuck in Boot loop

Tried downgrade iOS 14 to iOS 13.5 but iPhone is stuck on a reboot? Many users not satisfied with iOS 14 try to downgrade iOS 14 but unfortunate get stuck in boot loop or recovery mode. Here are some solutions for the issue.

Quick Fixes:

  • Force restart your iPhone or iPad.
  • Put your iPhone into recovery mode and restore with iTunes. Note that your will loss all data after restoring with iTunes.
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3. iOS 14 Update Stuck on Apple Logo

"I updated my iPhone SE 2nd Generation to the developer download for iOS 14. Now it is stuck with a white screen and a black apple logo." The Apple logo stuck happens when the operating system got corrupted.

ios 14 update stuck on apple logo

Quick Fixes:

  • Restore with iTunes. Connect your iPhone with a computer and run iTunes on it. When iTunes detects your device. Click Summary and hit the restore iPhone.
  • Fix in Recovery Mode. If iTunes failed to recognize your iPhone, put iPhone into recovery mode and then restore with iTunes.
  • Use iOS repair tool. A professional iOS repair tool like Tenorshare ReiBoot can easily fix iPhone stuck on Apple logo after update without data loss.

4. iOS 14 Update Stuck on Installing

"Is the update supposed to take very long? Been preparing download for over half an hour now." Some users complained that installing the iPadOS 14 and iOS 14 beta update takes very a long time and if you stop the update, it could lead to data loss on iPhone/iPad.

Quick Fixes:

  • Wait for few hours. It may take hours for your iPhone to finish the update.
  • Check the network status and make sure the Wi-Fi network is stable.
  • Restore your device if you really get stuck. You can either restoring iPhone with iTunes (iTunes may return errors when restoring and all data will be erased after restore) or restore iPhone using Tenorshare ReiBoot without data loss or iTunes restore errors.

5. iPhone 11 Pro Keeps Crashing on iOS 14 Beta

Right after iOS 14 release, the iOS might not be stable, which may cause your iPhone or iPad keeps crashing. This issue can arise due to a software glitch, a corrupt iOS update, etc. Here are some measures you can take to fix this problem.

Quick Fixes:

  • Force restart your iPhone or iPad.
  • Restore iPhone with iTunes.
  • Downgrade iOS 14. If you experience this problem while downloading the iOS 14 beta version, you can downgrade iOS 14 beta to quick fix this issue.

6. Get Stuck in a Boot Cycle on iOS 14 Beta 2

Some users have faced problem since iOS 14 Beta 2 released. One said, "I tried updating my phone from iOS 13.5.1 to ios14 beta 2 and it seemed to get stuck in a boot cycle, getting Apple logo for like 3 seconds before restarting". To fix this solid issue, you should try,

Quick Fixes:

  • While stucking, connect your iPhone to iTunes and slide to Summary > Restore iPhone.
  • Using ReiBoot to free enter recovery mode to get out of stucking in a boot cycle on iOS 14 beta 2.
  • If still fail to get out of stuck, try to use iOS system repair tool to downgrade iOS 14 beta 2 to iOS 13.5.1.

Part 2. iOS 14 Functional Problems

The latest released iOS 14 may be not stable enough and have some bugs which will causes the system functioning problems on your devise. For instance, battery drains fast, iPhone gets heating after update, cannot use cellular data and WIFI not working. You can get more details in this part.

1. Not Receiving Calls on iOS 14 Beta

Quite a few users reported that iPhone not receiving calls after iOS 14 update. The problem can be link to a problem with your network, wrong setting, or software related issues. Here are some quick fixes to iOS 14 cannot receive calls.

Quick Fixes:

  • Go to Settings and turn on Airplane Mode, and turn it off after a few minutes.
  • Head to Settings and make sure Do Not Disturb is turn off.
  • Take out of your SIM card and then reinsert it.
  • Go to Settings > General > Reset and then Reset Network Settings.
  • Go to Settings > General > About > Carrier and check if there is a new carrier update available.

2. Cellular Data Not Working on iOS 14 Beta

After installing iOS 14, cellular data stop working? Get error saying no sim, sim error, an update is required to use cellular data on this iPhone?

ios 14 cellular data not working

Quick Fixes:

  • Force restart your iPhone or iPad.
  • Head to Settings and then Cellular data. Turn Cellular data off and afterwards turn it on.
  • Reset Networking Settings from Settings > General > Reset.

Read here to find more tips to fix cellular data not working on iPhone after update

3. "Other" Takes up Significant Space after iOS 14 Update

Anyone expediting same issue with ‘Other’ taking up space after iOS 14 update? Quite a lot of users reports that iPhone "Other" storage section takes up a lot of gigs "After installing the iOS 14, other is now taking up 27GB". If you have iPhone storage problems after iOS 14 update, try the quick fixes below.

other takes up space aftes ios 14 update

Quick Fixes:

  • Erase all content and settings from Settings > General > Reset and then restore iPhone from previous backup file.
  • Go to Settings > General > iPhone Storage > Safari to clear Safari caches and the offline Reading List.
  • Clear old iMessage and Mail data.

4. Battery Draining Fast on iOS 14 Beta

Battery draining issue seems come with every new iOS update. There are users reported that the battery drains very fast (about 50% faster than iOS 13) on my iPhone 11. It could be Weather widget killing battery life or a software bug causing the battery draining fast problem.

battery drains fast ios 14

Quick Fixes:

  • Identify what app is draining your iPhone’s battery the most. If it is the Weather widget killing battery life like we show above, simply remove the widget.
  • Wait for the formal iOS 14 version. The beta version is not stable and may lead heavy battery draining on iPhone.
  • Downgrade iOS 14 to stable iOS 13.5.

5. Unable to Restore Backup on iOS 14

"I downgrade beta iOS 14 to 13.5.1 and I took a backup on my Mac before downgrade. When I tried to restore from backup, the error message the software doesn't support." Please note that any backup you make on iOS 14 cannot be used after downgrading.

Quick Fixes:

  • Choose a backup made before iOS 14 update.
  • Use a third-party iOS backup restore tool like Tenorshare iCareFone to restore a backup from a newer iOS version of to an older iOS.

Also read: The backup can't be restored because the software is too old, How to Fix.

6. Personal Hotspot Issue with iOS14 Beta

"I cannot connect my windows PC to personal hotspot on iPhone SE 2020 iOS 14 beta with visible. It will connect to my Apple devices running iOS 13." Serval users are facing iPhone Personal Hotspot not working on iOS 14.

Quick Fixes:

  • Force restart your iPhone or iPad.
  • Turn your cellular data off and back on.
  • Head to Settings > General > About. Wait and see if an update option pops up will appear. If appear, update the Carrier settings.
  • Share the cellular network’s internet on iPhone via USB cable or the Bluetooth.

7. Bluetooth Disconnects and Connects on iOS 14

Many users experienced Bluetooth issues including Bluetooth failed to connect, Bluetooth disconnects and connects, Bluetooth cannot be turned off, etc. If Bluetooth not working on iOS 14 from your iPhone, try below quick fixes.

Quick Fixes:

  • Restart your iPhone and your Bluetooth device.
  • From Settings > Bluetooth, turn Bluetooth off and on again.
  • Go to Settings > Bluetooth and unpair the Bluetooth device and then pair it again.
  • Turn on and off the Airplane mode.
  • Reset the network settings from Settings > General > Reset.

8. My iPhone Over-heats on iOS 14 Beta 2

Since iOS 14 beta 2, a bug found that iPhone get overheating. Many reasons will cause phone over-heat, so please check the following quick fixes.

Quick Fixes:

  • Force quit the backgroud applications.
  • Force restart your iPhone.

9. Orange and Green dots in the Status Bar, What Is It?

Some users updated iOS 14 beta 2 found the orange and green dots in the status bar when using some apps such as Siri, Facebook, Instagram or Dictation. What dose the orange dot on iPhone mean? Is it a new feature on iOS 14?

what dose the orange dot on iphone mean?

Quick Fixes:

Apple added an orange and green indicator in iOS 14. The orange dot on iPhone means that an application on device is using your phone's microphone or the phone's microphone is being listened to and could be recorded. A green dot indicates that one of your cameras is in use.

It can help you verify whether an app is misusing your privacy or not especially when the orange or green dot shows when it shouldn't.

10. AirPods Not Working on iOS 14 Beta

Recently, some users reported that they are experiencing issues with AirPods in iOS 14 Beta3. One of them complained that AirPods keep disconnecting/reconnecting. The reasons can be various.Here are the common iOS 14 AirPods issues and some possible tips to fix it.

  • AirPod Pro not working when receiving or placing a call.
  • AirPods keep disconnecting/reconnecting in iOS 14 beta.
  • AirPods pro not playing audio when connected.
  • AirPods refuse to connect in iOS 14 beta 3.

Quick Fixes:

  • Reset the AirPods. Make sure that the charging case still has battery remaining. Put both AirPods in the charging case; press and hold the setup button for at least 15 seconds.

    airpods not working in ios 14
  • Update AirPods Firmware. Check your firmware version. If it is not the latest version, listen to music for up to one minute. Place the AirPods Pro back into the charging case and charge them for at least 30 minutes, the firmware will be automatically updated.

11. Message Sync stuck at "Downloading messages from iCloud"

There are some users reported that Message Sync stuck "Downloading Messages from iCloud" after updating to iOS 14 beta 3. And the same issue also happens on iOS 13.6. This problem due the poor connectivity between your Wi-Fi or cellular data connection and the iCloud sever.

iphone stuck on downloading messages from icloud

Quick Fixes:

  • Check Apple System Status. Check if Apple's iCloud servers are operating normally or not.
  • Disable Messages in iCloud, then re-enable it.
  • Sign out of iCloud and then sign back in again.
  • Head to Settings > General > Reset > Reset Network Settings.

12. Widgets Not Working on iOS 14 Beta

Apple introduced the Home Screen widgets, a whole new framework that will let developers create new types of widgets in iOS 14. However, according to users who already updated to iOS 14 beta, there are still issues with widgets with many of them failing to refresh.

  • News widgets do not update and appear "empty".
  • Weather widget not updating/refreshing.
  • Weather widget temporarily appearing black.
  • Activity widget won’t refresh until you tap on it.
  • Clock widget not updating/time incorrect.
  • Music Widget never updating.
widgets not working on ios 14

Quick Fixes:

Since iOS 14 is still in beta version, there are many bugs which need to be fixed in the following iOS version. You can report this bug to Apple, and wait and see if the formal version of iOS 14 will solve this issue.

13. Phone Calls Go Straight to Voicemail

"Anyone who calls me goes straight to voicemail on iOS 14 Beta 3. I don’t receive any of the calls." All calls go straight to voicemail can be due your iPhone isn’t connected to the cellular network, Do Not Disturb is enabled, or Announce Calls is set to Never. No matter the issue, here are some quick fixes to it.

Quick Fixes:

  • Turn off Do Not Disturb is found in Control Center.
  • Go to Settings > Phone > Announce Calls, tap Always.
  • Turn off Do Not Disturb While Driving from Settings > Control Center > Customize Controls and tap the green plus sign on the left side of Do Not Disturb While Driving.
  • Update Carrier Settings from Settings > General > About.

14. iOS 14 Beta Forced to Reset Apple ID password

Recently, iOS 14 reported a new bug that it will have all your devices logged out at once and the account locked until you changed password. Until now there is no official word from Apple and no clear reason behind these forced password resets.

Quick Fixes:

Change your Apple ID password. Go to the Apple ID website using your browser. Log-in to your Apple account and click on the Change Password option under Security.

15. Personal Hotspot Missing on iOS 14 Beta

According to reports on Apple communities, the Personal hotspot missing on iOS 14 beta, and after trying restarting the phone, resetting the network settings, it still doesn’t work.

personal hotspot missing ios 14 beta

Quick Fixes:

  • Make sure your Personal Hotspot APN is filled by settings from your provider. Go to Settings > Cellular/Mobile data > Cellular Data Network > APN Setting.
  • Downgrade iOS 14 beta to iOS 13.6. Read about how to uninstall iOS 14 beta without data loss.

16. iOS 14 Beta Wi-Fi Shortcuts Not Working

Thanks to the new shortcuts app in iOS 14, we can turn off Wi-Fi on iOS with one button. But recently some users reported that when running a shortcut to turn off Wi-Fi, an error occurs: Could not run set Wi-Fi - there was a problem communicating with the app.

ios 14 beta wifi shortcuts not working

Quick Fixes:

There are many users encountered Wi-Fi shortcuts problems on iOS 14 beta 4 and beta 3. Since it is a new feature of iOS 14, you can report this problem to Apple and see if it is fixed in the following new iOS version.

17. Mirror Front Camera Is Gone on iOS 14 Beta 3/4

iOS 14 introduced a new setting called Mirror Front Camera lets you capture mirrored selfies, which reflect the front camera preview. You can enable this feature from Settings > Camera. Under Composition, toggle Mirror Front Camera on. However, some users reported that Mirror selfie camera option in camera settings is gone since beta 3.

mirror front camera is gone

Quick Fixes:

Until now, Apple do not have any words about Mirror Front Camera gone from settings for some users. But you report this problem to Apple and see if Mirror Front Camera will come back in the following new iOS version.

18. Quick Share Contacts Missing in iOS 14

According to the reports, Quick Share Contacts disappeared on iOS 14 beta 3, and updated to B4 and still gone. It is also missing for several WhatsApp and FB Messenger contacts.

Quick Fixes:

  • Report it to Apple via the Feedback Assistant app, found on beta OS versions.
  • Downgrade iOS 14 beta to iOS 13.6 or wait for the formal version of iOS 14.

19. Notification Badge Not Showing Numbers

"I can’t get my notification badge on settings to go away on my iPhone SE 2020. Noticed this after updating to beta 4." Users from Reddit reported that the notification badges missing after iOS 14 update. No matter the issue, here is how you can fix it.

Quick Fixes:

Logging out of iCloud and back in again. Go to Settings > [your name] > Tap Sign Out at the bottom > Enter your Apple ID password > Tap Turn Off. Select the data that you want to keep a copy of on your device and tap Sign Out. After that sign into your iCloud account again.

20. Notification Badges Show the Wrong Number

"On iOS 14 beta 4, it’s saying that I have 4 emails, but I don’t. No matter what I do, they don’t go away." There are quite a lot of users reported that the notification badges showing the wrong numbers in iOS 14 beta 4. The same issue happens with Email and Message app.

notification badges show wrong number

Quick Fixes:

  • Report it to Apple via the Feedback Assistant app on beta OS versions.
  • Sign out your email account and sign in again.
  • Downgrade iOS 14 beta or wait for the next version of iOS 14.

21. Keyboard Keeps Freezing/Crashing/Disappearing

There are users have the iPhone keyboard not working issues in iOS 14 beta 3/4. The keyboard keeps freezing or disappearing randomly, even in the middle of typing. Since iOS 14 is still in beta version, it may have a lot of bugs that cause your keyboard acting up strangely.

Quick Fixes:

  • Force restart your iPhone.
  • Reset Keyboard Dictionary. Go to Settings > General > Reset > Reset Keyboard Dictionary.
  • Use an iOS system repair tool like Tenorshare ReiBoot to repair the iOS glitches caused keyboard not working issues. (Read more solutions to iPhone keyboard not working.)

22. iPhone Heating up on iOS 14 Beta 4

A few users have reported that the iPhone heats up or even gets the temperature out of control in iOS 14 beta 4. The overheating issue seems comes with every iOS update, which may be caused by the iOS bug.

iphone heating up ios 14

Quick Fixes:

  • Force restart your iPhone.
  • Remove the case if you have one.
  • Turn off Bluetooth, Location Services.
  • Take the device out of direct sunlight, into the shade.
  • Repair iOS with Tenorshare ReiBoot to repair the iOS glitches caused iPhone heating up.

23. iPhone XS Camera Auto-Focus Bug on iOS 14 Beta

Some users reports that after updating iOS 14 beta, when open the camera, it seems to focus and a second later refocus and keeps doing this in a loop. And press the camera button makes no difference and no pic is taken. This bug plays on and on unless the user exists Camera mode.

Quick Fixes:

Currently there is only a temporarily fix for this problem - restart your iPhone. Press & hold the Side button and one of the Volume Buttons until the “slide to power off” prompt comes up. Slide to turn off the device and then long-press the Side Button to turn it on.

Part 3. App Problems in iOS 14

There are always some apps not working after iOS update whether the third-party apps or Apple's built-in apps. Below are the common apps problems in iOS 14, read and find the solutions if you are experiencing iOS 14 software/app issues.

1. App not Working on iOS 14 Beta

While most apps keep working on iOS 14, there are some apps not working on iOS 14. This is can be linked to a software conflict, an iOS glitch, or the core functionality that an app used changed. Below are the most reported app problems on iOS 14 and how to fix them.

  • Instagram crashes on iOS 14.
  • Can't play Pokémon on iOS 14 beta.
  • Amazon music not working.
  • Sky Go won't launch.
  • Facebook sharing posts does not work.
  • bank apps like Bank of Colorado, Chase Bank, Starling Bank (UK), TSB banking app not working.
  • Adobe Photoshop can't save cropping.
  • Spotify won't open and crashes back to the home screen.
  • Honor of Kings won't open or crashes on iOS 14 beta 4.

Quick Fixes:

  • Delete the app not working and reinstall it later.
  • Update the app. If you recently update to iOS 14, check and see if the app has an update to make it correctly.
  • Contact the app’s manufacturer. If the app won’t launch at all, then this app may be incompatible with the new version of iOS 14, report this to the app’s manufacturer.

2. Siri Issues on iOS 14 Beta

"When I speak to Siri, it responds with audio, but I can’t see any visual output of what it’s saying, I see the strange blue bar instead." iOS 14 brings new features and designs but also cause some new problems to it.

siri not working on ios 14

Quick Fixes:

  • Turn off Siri from Setting and then turn in on after a few minutes.
  • Go to Settings > General > Reset > Reset Network Settings.
  • Turn the option “always show Siri captions” on.

3. App not Downloading from AppStore

Can’t download any apps just spins as if it’s loading after iOS 14 update? AppStore keeps loading and after a while it says try again? iOS 14 does cause AppStore issues for some users. If you are one of them, try below quick fixes.

Quick Fixes:

  • Force restart your iPhone or iPad.
  • Close and reopen the App Store app by tapping the Home screen twice and swipe up to close the App Store.
  • Pause and restart the app download. Long-press the app for about 2 seconds to bring out the 3D touch shortcuts menu, and then tap on Pause Download.
  • Sign out of the App Store and sign back in.

4. Safari Keeps Freezing/Crashed on iOS 14

There are users reported that Safari freezes and lags and is unusable every time opening it. After iOS 14 update, you may encounter kinds of Safari problems such as Safari keeps freezing, crashed on launch, unable to open pages, etc. Here are some easy fixes for you.

Quick Fixes:

  • Go to Safari settings and tap on "Clear History and Website Data".
  • Head to Settings > Safari and toggle off the "Safari Suggestions".
  • Disable autofill from Settings > Safari > Autofill.
  • Turn off JavaScript. Go to Settings > Safari > Advanced and toggle off the JavaScript slider.
  • Use Chrome or Firefox instead.

5. Camera Lagging and Crashing on iOS 14 Beta 2

There are some iPhone 11 and XR users reported that on iOS 14 beta 2, Camera lagging and crashing while taking a photo or even when just opening the application. There are various reasons as to why Camera keep crashing on iOS 14 such as software conflicts, incompatibility issues with the operating system. If you have camera issues as well, try below quick fixes.

Quick Fixes:

  • Force restart iPhone.
  • Quit opened apps and restart Camera app.
  • Clear cache and remove unnecessary Apps on iPhone.
  • Reset your iPhone to factory settings.

6. Reddit App Is Reading User Clipboard Data

iOS 14 new privacy notification feature alerts the user when another app accesses text within the Apple clipboard. A total of 50+ apps like LinkedIn, Trivia Royale, Reddit, Chrome were found to be accessing the clipboard data on startup.

reddit app is reading user clipboard data

Quick Fixes:

The only thing you can do is reporting to the app’s manufacturer and see if the App developer have will respond to it. Or you can uninstall this app and look for some alternative apps.

7. Note App Stuck on iOS 14 Beta 4

Can't use the Notes app in iOS 14 beta 4. Stuck on this screen Find that note. If only I could dismiss the keyboard." Sometime we may find that Notes app keeps crashing, stuck on folders, after iOS update. No matter what problems you’re experiencing with Notes, you can try follows fixes.

notes app stuck ios 14 beta

Quick Fixes:

8. Twitter Logo Bug in iOS 14 Beta

As you can see in the image below, the Twitter logo is extremely large on the home screen of iOS 14 beta. This is a new bug in iOS 14 and it could be something to do with widgets.

twitter logo bug ios 14 beta

Quick Fixes:

  • Force restart your device.
  • Delete Twitter and reinstall it later.
  • Downgrade iOS 14 beta or wait for the next version of iOS 14.


So, we have summarized the problems and issues with iOS 14 so far. Since the new iOS 14 is not stable and have a plenty of bugs, no matter you failed to update iOS 14, or get software problems/app issues after iOS 14 update, try to restore iOS or downgrade iOS 14 to stable iOS version with Tenorshare ReiBoot to get rid of all these problems.

  Updated on 2020-08-12 / Update for  iOS 14

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