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Old Jan 22, 2014, 05:04 PM   #1
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Apple Planning Fix for iOS 7 Home Screen Crashes




Since 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.
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"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.

Article Link: Apple Planning Fix for iOS 7 Home Screen Crashes
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Old Jan 22, 2014, 05:05 PM   #2
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how about they fix the icons
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Old Jan 22, 2014, 05:05 PM   #3
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how about they fix the icons
not funny.
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Old Jan 22, 2014, 05:06 PM   #4
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how about they fix the icons
Wow how original.
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Old Jan 22, 2014, 05:06 PM   #5
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I might be really lucky cause I have no crashes on either iPad 4, iPhone 5S and iPhone 4. The iPhone 4 is really slow though at times. It seems random.
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Old Jan 22, 2014, 05:06 PM   #6
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Terrific. I was worried they weren't planning to fix iOS 7 home screen crashes.

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Old Jan 22, 2014, 05:06 PM   #7
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you mean the jailbreak patch.
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Old Jan 22, 2014, 05:06 PM   #8
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And closes jailbreak 😊
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Old Jan 22, 2014, 05:07 PM   #9
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Happened to me a couple of times on my iPhone 4S since iOS 7. Don't think it has happened on the iPad 2, though.
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Old Jan 22, 2014, 05:08 PM   #10
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I might be really lucky cause I have no crashes on either iPad 4, iPhone 5S and iPhone 4. The iPhone 4 is really slow though at times. It seems random.
I get Safari crashes on my Air (though a lot less since I did a reset). Just got an iPhone 5S earlier this week and haven't had any crashes yet.
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Old Jan 22, 2014, 05:12 PM   #12
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any tweet from Schiller about this?
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Old Jan 22, 2014, 05:12 PM   #13
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"Based on the complaints, all iPhones running iOS 7, regardless of model, appear to be exhibiting problems."

No kidding, all iphones w ios7?! Needless to say, Im still enjoying my iphone5 with jb ios6! Tend to keep it that way for a while :-)
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Old Jan 22, 2014, 05:13 PM   #14
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how about they fix the icons
its probably related! the system gets scared when it comes back from an app looking at those icons and backs out it has a IA soul after all
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First world problems...
And this means what? That this problem is not important?
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It happens on my iPad at least 6x a day. Makes me nuts. Both the iPad Air and the one before it. Hope this fixes on all devices.

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Old Jan 22, 2014, 05:18 PM   #17
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Never encountered a home screen crash but I can guarantee IOS 7 Safari will quit randomly at least ten times a day on my Air.

It's the most unreliable browser experience I have ever had on an Apple product, and that includes IE.

How about some hotfixing of that!
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My springboard nearly ALWAYS crashes when I flick through my music library via the music app at speed (doesn't occur via CC or the lockscreen). I need to pause the music & then go through & find the song I want.
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Been driving me crazy too on my 5S. Didn't know it was a thing, I was going to take it in. Guess that plan's off.
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any tweet from Schiller about this?
Yeah, he's probably got a graph about the percentage of Android devices that spontaneously respring themselves compared to iOS ones.
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Old Jan 22, 2014, 05:19 PM   #21
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Now the dilemma, upgrade to 7.1 to fix the resprings and lose the jailbreak or not.
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In my experience (I have an iPad Air and iPhone 4s) the soft reboot happens only to my iPad. Usually when it seems to stutter a bit or run low on memory.

My old trusty iPhone 4s may be slower at times, but has never done this. It's even hardly crash on Safari.

I guess it's the 64bit part? More bit = more problem, i guess?
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Old Jan 22, 2014, 05:23 PM   #24
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This is pretty much resolved in the 7.1 beta (at least for me) They should just finish it and release to the people.....
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Old Jan 22, 2014, 05:23 PM   #25
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My only issue with iOS 7 at present is I listen to half hour podcasts / comedy shows but whenever I lock my phone for a while then go back to it the phone forgets where I've paused it and goes back to the start.
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