Apple working on a fix for random iOS 7 crashes


If you’ve been using iOS 7 for a while, you may have experienced a random software reboot, which has sometimes been referred to as the ‘white screen of death,’ parodying the famous ‘blue screen of death’ found on Windows machines. Fortunately, Apple has been hard at work, has acknowledged the issue, and has claimed that a fix is on the way for iOS 7 users.

Apple spokesperson Trudy Muller told Mashable, “We have a fix in an upcoming software update for a bug that can occasionally cause a home screen crash.” It is unknown exactly what causes the issue, but can reportedly occur on any iPhone running iOS 7, and is most common when the battery of the device is around the 30% mark. The bug fix is expected to be included in the next big iOS update, iOS 7.1, which is currently in beta testing with registered developers.

Have you experienced Apple’s random home screen crashes? I know I have, and it is pretty frustrating to have to wait while the device reboots due to a software bug. If you’ve experienced the bug, let us know by dropping a comment below, or tweeting me at @TiP_Griffin.

Source: Mashable

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  • Dwinbush2

    This iOS 7 update better great. A iWatch announcement would be good too.

  • touchedmysoul09

    Yes, I have definitely encountered this frustrating bug.  I’ve also noticed since being on iOS 7 that my phone will shut off due to “low battery” with 25-35% battery left and need to be plugged in to come back on.  Never used to happen before iOS 7…anyone else run into this?

  • BillThomas

    Yes I have the battery problem mine will shut off at 5 or 6%

  • jabombardier

    I have had this random reboot happen to me once. Hasn’t happen again yet. As far as battery issues, not one. In the summer, the battery was dying very quickly even on standby but that since has resolved itself.

  • JP

    Hey Griffin, I’ve been experiencing the “white screen of death” on my new iPad Air, any ideas. Also, sometimes when I’m using Safari, the app just closes for no apparent reason.

    Thanks for any ideas.