The iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro It’s officially available as of today, and all phones are shipped with the latest iOS 16 update installed. However, there is an activation error and device migration, which requires a solution or a software update.
“There is a known issue with iOS 16 that may affect device activations on open Wi-Fi networks,” Apple says in an internal memo, according to Apple. Mac rumors. This affects any iPhone or iPad that shipped with iOS 16 out of the box, which includes the iPhone 14 series.
There is a solution, though. When prompted to connect to a Wi-Fi network, tap “Connect to Mac or PC PC with iTunes”, then go back to the previous screen and try Wi-Fi again. Apple has also released iOS 16.0.1 update for the iPhone 14 series with some fixes, but you can only update the phone after the activation process unless you do. Connect it to your Mac or PC.
Even after bypassing the initial setup error (or not encountering it at all), Apple notes in a support document that you may not be able to receive iMessages or FaceTime calls from your phone number. The solution for that is to also update to iOS 16.0.1, which fortunately does not require a computer attached once the phone is working.