Apple Planning Fix for iOS 7 Home Screen Crashes

ios_7_iconSince iOS 7 was released in September, users have complained of frequent home screen and app crashes, resulting in a soft reboot of the system. According to an Apple representative that spoke to Mashable, a fix for the issue is in the works, with a software update to be released soon.

"We have a fix in an upcoming software update for a bug that can occasionally cause a home screen crash," Apple spokesperson Trudy Muller told Mashable.

Random iOS 7 reboots have been occurring for users since September, according to a threads on both the MacRumors forums and Apple's own Support Communities. During these system reboots, the iPhone screen goes black or white (depending on the color of the phone) for a short period of time before reloading. Based on the complaints, all iPhones running iOS 7, regardless of model, appear to be exhibiting problems.

The fix may possibly come bundled as part of iOS 7.1, which is currently in its fourth beta iteration. Developers received the latest seed of the operating system on Monday, but it is unknown when Apple plans to release iOS 7.1 to the public.

According to a report from BGR, a public launch of iOS 7.1 isn't expected until March, which could mean Apple plans to release a smaller iterative iOS 7.0.5 update in the meantime.

Top Rated Comments

AngerDanger Avatar
101 months ago
First world problems...
This has to be my least favorite reoccurring comment. In fact…

Score: 39 Votes (Like | Disagree)
marvz Avatar
101 months ago
how about they fix the icons

not funny.
Score: 36 Votes (Like | Disagree)
ZacNicholson Avatar
101 months ago
how about they fix the icons
Score: 32 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Rogifan Avatar
101 months ago
how about they fix the icons

Wow how original.
Score: 30 Votes (Like | Disagree)
ZOZO Avatar
101 months ago
Terrific. I was worried they weren't planning to fix iOS 7 home screen crashes.

/s
Score: 18 Votes (Like | Disagree)
b-dogg Avatar
101 months ago
I know some groaning will be heard when I say this, but I'm iPhone user since 2007 back In the day. iOS used to be the thing that sold iPhone. It was quick, intuitive and by the time iOS 6.0 came about it was rock solid, feature rich and lightning fast. iOS was the thing that sold iPhones over superior spec Android handsets.

Now? Apple have some of the best crafted and powerful hardware out there in the smartphone and tablet space - but the software has done such a 180 it is now dragging it down.

iOS7 is all over the place. Crashes and bugs aren't being squashed as quick as they need to be. It feels rushed and it's insane that as 100m+ iOS devices are out in the wild we're the unpaid beta testers / Guinea pigs for Johnny Ives foray into UX design.

The proof of how lost they are with iOS7 is the back-pedalling we're seeing in the iterations of the 7.1 betas:
- buttons are dead! (Now bringing back shaders to hint arrows and I/O on toggle switches)
- slide to unlock looks dated! (Make it bigger / bolder they can't read it! and re-introduce and uglier variant now of the original in the "slide to power down")

Then there's all that white... The neon ... The icons.. The inconsistent nature of it all ... The "is this a button or text?" question you find you're always asking yourself....

This and stuff like mavericks still not working with Gmail after all this time makes me wonder what the hell is going on at Cupertino.

Sorry people - rant over!
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