Apple promises fix for iOS 7 'white screen of death' soon

Apple has now confirmed that it’s not just aware of a bug that causes iOS 7 devices to randomly reset, but it is also planning to fix it soon.


If you own a device that runs Apple’s latest iteration of iOS, you may have been victim to random reboots on it one time or the other. Apple has now confirmed that it’s not just aware of a bug that causes iOS 7 devices to randomly reset, but it is also planning to fix it soon.

 

The Cupertino-based company has confirmed to Mashable that a fix is on its way for iOS 7 devices soon. It will patch an issue that causes a “home screen crash” which leads to iPhones, iPads and iPod touch devices that are running iOS 7 to go into a soft reset mode, sometimes even in the middle of usage.

 

One would think that the issue may have cropped up recently, but reports suggest that it has been around for some users since as early as September, when the version of the OS made its debut. Taking reference from the infamous “blue screen of death” on Windows devices, Apple users have dubbed this reset issue as the “white/black screen of death”,

 

When an iDevice boots up, it either displays a white or black screen with an Apple logo on it. If your iOS 7 running iPhone is black in colour, the reboot screen will display a white Apple logo over a black background, and vice-versa for a white iPhone. Some users have reported that the issue occurs on their iPhones when the battery level falls below 30 percent.

 

Apple launched a completely redesigned iOS 7 back last year, with a brand new interface. The UI had become flatter, as had the icons, and the OS was a lot more colourful.

 

The company is also reportedly testing the iOS 7.1 OS with the development community and should be prepping it for mass release sometime soon. It still isn’t clear if the fix for the black screen of death will arrive with the iOS 7.1 rollout or a separate update.


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