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Jsimonnola

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Jan 22, 2018
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I have an iPad Pro 2018 and since updating to iPadOS 14 I’ve noticed the screen randomly ”blinks” black primarily when watching video content. While using the Kindle app the screen often goes completely black. Touching the screen returns it to the Kindle content. Anyone else?
 

Pimptastic

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Nov 27, 2006
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YES!

I have noticed this today since upgrading to iOS14.

Seen it in both the iPlayer app and the Sky Go app, so not related to one specific app.

iPad Pro 2020 11”
 

Jsimonnola

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Original poster
Jan 22, 2018
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YES!

I have noticed this today since upgrading to iOS14.

Seen it in both the iPlayer app and the Sky Go app, so not related to one specific app.

iPad Pro 2020 11”
YES!

I have noticed this today since upgrading to iOS14.

Seen it in both the iPlayer app and the Sky Go app, so not related to one specific app.

iPad Pro 2020 11”
I see it on AT&T TV and Rumble (a video streaming app). Not so much on YouTube. Perhaps there is something in 14’s video that has to be updated in apps. The strangest one is still Kindle which goes completely black, and returns by touching the screen
 

Pimptastic

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Nov 27, 2006
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It doesnt seem to happen when using Picture in Picture, just full screen. I havent timed it but it seems like it happens every couple of minutes.

I will keep an eye out for the issue in other apps.

Whats your experience regarding the frequency of the blinks?
 

Jsimonnola

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Jan 22, 2018
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Same as you. Blinks occur every minute or so, but not on a regular sequence. I also have an iPhone Xs and DO NOT see the issue on it.
 
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saudor

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this happens alot with radeon graphics when the gpu memory clock goes from a very low idle state to higher clocks . I wonder if it's related to that...
 

rsfrid

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Feb 28, 2020
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Kindle reader app is just about unusable. I have turned off updates for my iPad air so I have something to use Kindle reader on. My iPad Pro 12.9” is affected by this.
 

gsucyclist

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I have an 2020 11" iPad Pro and I have been seeing this when using Zwift. It just flickers for a second every so often. I'm hoping its a bug and not my ipad?
 

gsucyclist

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I did send Apple a bug report although I'm sure they are probably already aware. It made me feel better though :D
 

Pimptastic

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Nov 27, 2006
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Anyone updated to 14.0.1 and seen an improvement.

Just watched iPlayer for 10 mins and not noticed any blinking. Will give it a longer test later
 

gsucyclist

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I didn't notice it this morning while using Zwift. Usually its starts up right after I open the app, but did not notice it once for 60+ minutes I was using it
 

adrianlondon

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I have an iPad Pro 2018 and since updating to iPadOS 14 I’ve noticed the screen randomly ”blinks” black primarily when watching video content. While using the Kindle app the screen often goes completely black. Touching the screen returns it to the Kindle content. Anyone else?
I sometimes get this on FaceTime (the small video that shows me). I've not asked the person I'm chatting with whether they notice it, but they're the sort of person who'd complain straight away, so I assume it's not being transmitted.

iOS 14.2 beta 1, which I believe was forked from the last 14.0 beta. (I'm not a developer; "fork" sounds trendy but might not be the right word :) )
 

Tony_YYZ

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Jun 30, 2015
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I thought this was an iOS 14.2 beta bug. I notice it in Plex with every video.
 
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