Users have found a major bug in. The free software upgrade, which Apple made publicly available Wednesday, includes features many users had long asked for, such as , living programs called , and the ability to change which default apps the phone uses to browse the web or send an email. That last one doesn't appear to work.
A growing chorus of Twitter users has been posting about the bug in Apple's Safari.. What happens is that whenever they set the default browser to Google's Chrome, for example, it works as expected, and tapping any link in an app or browser will open Chrome on the iPhone. But then if they restart the phone, iOS 14 changes that default back to Apple's
"We are aware of an issue that can impact default email and browser settings in iOS 14 and iPadOS 14. A fix will be available to users in a software update," Apple said in a statement.
"We expect whatever issue is happening here will get resolved soon," another browser maker, DuckDuckGo, said in a statement. Mozilla said it's working with Apple to resolve the issue for its Firefox browser.
The bug is a reminder that although Apple's been publicly testing its new iOS 14 and iPadOS 14 software since the since announcing it in the summer, the company's rarely able to fully iron out bugs before release. This is partly why CNET's reviewers recommendbefore any upgrade.