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Apple Releases iOS 8 Workaround to Fix Dropped Service

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Apple Inc released a workaround for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus users who reported a drop in cellular service and the inability to use the fingerprint reading Touch ID after downloading the iOS 8.0.1 mobile operating system.

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Apple said it would release iOS 8.0.2 in the next few days to fix the issue. In the meantime, it offered step-by-step instructions to reinstall iOS 8 using iTunes. (http://support.apple.com/kb/HT6487)

The company said users should make sure that they are using the latest version of iTunes before reinstalling iOS 8.

Apple said its health app would not work in iOS 8 after these steps, but would be fixed in iOS 8.0.2.

The company pulled the update to iOS 8 system after users took to microblogging site Twitter to post their complaints.