GSM test phone number briefly appears when launching phone app

Discussion in 'iOS 9' started by zorinlynx, Feb 23, 2016.

  1. zorinlynx macrumors 601

    zorinlynx

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    #1
    I've had this weird bug for a while now; wondering if anyone else has seen it or if I alone am cursed with it!



    Notice the GSM test number appears briefly every time the phone app is launched. Why the heck would this even be possible? I haven't even used that number in years.

    I'm on iOS 9.3 beta 4, but this has been happening since at least 9.1 non-beta.
     
  2. jetsam macrumors 6502

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    Jeesh...my phone does that too. Would have never noticed without your post.

    I've observed that if you enter the phone app with a different window open (e.g., Contacts), and then switch to keypad, it doesn't happen.

    As a WAG, it looks like a pre-initialized variable that gets cleared on startup. The variable shouldn't be initialized. Might be some beta (or alpha) #ifdef code (assuming Objective C uses #ifdef). An easy bug to fix, if the right people get notified. Probably low priority, though.
     
  3. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Some "cached" number appearing like that or sometimes appearing in the recent app switcher has been something some people have been coming across for some time.
     

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