Updating to iOS 14 may remove Fortnite from your iPhone, Epic warns – CNET

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Fortnite developer Epic Games is warning iOS players that they could lose access to the popular battle royale game when they update to iOS 14. 

"Fortnite iOS players updating to iOS 14 may lose access to Fortnite," reads a tweet Wednesday from the Fortnite Status account. "If the message 'Temporarily Remove Apps to Install the Software Update?' is accepted, it may result in Fortnite being deleted. Fortnite cannot later be reinstalled due to Apple preventing users from doing so."

Apple gives people the option to temporarily remove apps to make room for sizable iOS updates. But, since Fortnite has been kicked out of the Apple App Store, people who already have the app installed may not be able to re-download the game if it's removed to make room for iOS 14.

In a follow up tweet, the Fortnite account suggested that people should press Cancel first, then go to SettingsGeneral > iPhone Storage to free up space.

Apple is locked in a public legal battle with Fortnite developer Epic Games. Fortnite was kicked off both the Apple App Store and the Google Play Store in August after Epic attempted to bypass the 30% fee Apple and Google charge developers. Epic countered by filing lawsuits against both companies.

The iOS 14 update was released on Sept. 16 and included several new features for iPhone users, including its new Smart Stack widget tool and the ability to personalize your iPhone's home screen.

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Updating to iOS 14 may remove Fortnite from your iPhone, Epic warns – CNET

fortnite-logo-6399
Angela Lang/CNET

Fortnite developer Epic Games is warning iOS players that they could lose access to the popular battle royale game when they update to iOS 14. 

"Fortnite iOS players updating to iOS 14 may lose access to Fortnite," reads a tweet Wednesday from the Fortnite Status account. "If the message 'Temporarily Remove Apps to Install the Software Update?' is accepted, it may result in Fortnite being deleted. Fortnite cannot later be reinstalled due to Apple preventing users from doing so."

Apple gives people the option to temporarily remove apps to make room for sizable iOS updates. But, since Fortnite has been kicked out of the Apple App Store, people who already have the app installed may not be able to re-download the game if it's removed to make room for iOS 14.

In a follow up tweet, the Fortnite account suggested that people should press Cancel first, then go to SettingsGeneral > iPhone Storage to free up space.

Apple is locked in a public legal battle with Fortnite developer Epic Games. Fortnite was kicked off both the Apple App Store and the Google Play Store in August after Epic attempted to bypass the 30% fee Apple and Google charge developers. Epic countered by filing lawsuits against both companies.

The iOS 14 update was released on Sept. 16 and included several new features for iPhone users, including its new Smart Stack widget tool and the ability to personalize your iPhone's home screen.

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