The iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro are officially available starting today, and all the phones ship with the latest iOS 16 update installed. However, there’s a bug with activation and device migration, which requires a workaround or a software update.
Apple says an internal memo, “there is a known issue for iOS 16 that may impact device activations on open Wi-Fi networks,” according to MacRumors. That impacts any iPhones or iPads shipping with iOS 16 out of the box, which includes the iPhone 14 series.
There is a fix, though. When you are asked to connect to a Wi-Fi network, press “Connect to a Mac or to a PC with iTunes,” then return to the previous screen and try Wi-Fi again. Apple has also released an iOS 16.0.1 update for the iPhone 14 series with a few fixes, but you can’t update the phone until after the activation process unless you connect it to a Mac or PC.
Even after you get past the initial setup bug (or don’t run into it at all), Apple notes in a support document that you may not be…
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