What is up with Beta 3 and Phones becoming unresponsive?

Discussion in 'iOS 7' started by Armen, Jul 9, 2013.

?

Phone wont turn on when left idle since updating to Beta 3

  1. Hasn't happened to me yet

    83 vote(s)
    42.6%
  2. Yes, it's happen to me at least once.

    33 vote(s)
    16.9%
  3. Yes, it's happened to me several times

    79 vote(s)
    40.5%
  1. Armen, Jul 9, 2013
    Last edited: Jul 23, 2013

    Armen macrumors 604

    Armen

    Joined:
    Apr 30, 2013
    Location:
    127.0.0.1
    #1
    I've seen at least 4 users today post saying they would just set their phones down to idle and they'd come back to it and the screen wouldn't turn on.
     
  2. batting1000 macrumors 604

    Joined:
    Sep 4, 2011
    Location:
    Florida
    #2
    It's a beta software and it's unstable at times. It's labeled a beta for a reason.
     
  3. Armen thread starter macrumors 604

    Armen

    Joined:
    Apr 30, 2013
    Location:
    127.0.0.1
    #3
    Sorry not buying that. Beta 1 and 2 did not have a lot of users reporting this. The big trend for beta 1 and 2 was the unresponsive touch screen due to the dialog box losing focus issue.

    Something in Beta 3 has had at least 3-4 people reporting their phones going into DFU mode on it's own when idle.
     
  4. batting1000 macrumors 604

    Joined:
    Sep 4, 2011
    Location:
    Florida
    #4
    Why are you not buying it? There's obviously something causing it which Apple has to fix before the beta period ends. Do you see devices running iOS 6.x having this issue?
     
  5. Armen thread starter macrumors 604

    Armen

    Joined:
    Apr 30, 2013
    Location:
    127.0.0.1
    #5
    this is something new that has come up in Beta 3. Sure, the springboard doesn't crash as much as it used to but at least in a previous beta your phone wouldnt silently go into DFU mode without you knowing and possibly missing phone calls or text messages.
     
  6. gingerbloke macrumors member

    Joined:
    Jul 9, 2013
    #6
    Noone's buying it - it's free, and again - it's a Beta.

    (Yes, I know what "I'm not buying that" means)

    DFU = "Don't Flippin Use" :p
     
  7. batting1000 macrumors 604

    Joined:
    Sep 4, 2011
    Location:
    Florida
    #7
    So your logic is that if it didn't happen in previous betas, it can't pop up or occur in a future beta? What do you think is causing it since you don't seem to think it's beta related?
     
  8. saving107 macrumors 603

    saving107

    Joined:
    Oct 14, 2007
    Location:
    San Jose, Ca
    #8
    I posted about this a few weeks ago, this is not an issue with iOS 7

    My iPhone 5 on iOS 6.1.4, iPad mini and my mom's iPhone that she just bought 3 weeks ago have been doing this, usually around 1am and about 2-3 times per week.

    I don't know what's happening,

    My iPhone 5 has had the beta (though I reverted), but my mom's iPhone that shipped from AT&T has also been doing this.
     
  9. ajt1995 macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Jun 14, 2013
    #9
    It happened to me today. I wish there was some sort of warning. I had *no clue*.
     
  10. FlatlinerG macrumors 6502a

    FlatlinerG

    Joined:
    Dec 21, 2011
    Location:
    Ontario, Canada
    #10

    3 or 4 people is "a lot of users" to you?
     
  11. zmagik macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Apr 3, 2013
  12. gingerbloke macrumors member

    Joined:
    Jul 9, 2013
    #12

    I do; it's entering "Don't Fret, User" mode.
     
  13. batting1000 macrumors 604

    Joined:
    Sep 4, 2011
    Location:
    Florida
    #13
    I've never heard of this happening before iOS 7. Have any of you reported it in Radar?
     
  14. Armen thread starter macrumors 604

    Armen

    Joined:
    Apr 30, 2013
    Location:
    127.0.0.1
    #14
    The answer to every unexpected behavior cannot be "its a beta".

    The phone is literally going into recovery mode on it's own. I'm sorry that is not a "dot" missing on a calendar or unfinished icon. That is the type of a behavior that is expected in a Alpha version not a 3rd Beta which is about 45% through the project.

    ----------

    If it was 1 person reporting it we could dismiss it as a fluke but today alone 3-4 people have reported it. I'm going to try and follow this in coming days. There doesn't seem to be a workflow that initiates it. It seems to happen to people when their phones are idle with the screen off.
     
  15. ajt1995 macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Jun 14, 2013
    #15
    My first reaction (being an x-jailbreaker) was "omg dfu!" So I connected it to my Mac. iTunes did *not* treat it like a DFU mode.
     
  16. zmagik macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Apr 3, 2013
    #16
    Guys this happend on previous versions of iOs etc ios 6
     
  17. gingerbloke macrumors member

    Joined:
    Jul 9, 2013
    #17
    Okay, here's a solution:

    It's a Beta, but if you can't accept that, ask Apple.
     
  18. Patriot24 macrumors 68030

    Patriot24

    Joined:
    Dec 29, 2010
    Location:
    California
    #18
    iCloud backup, maybe?
     
  19. Armen thread starter macrumors 604

    Armen

    Joined:
    Apr 30, 2013
    Location:
    127.0.0.1
    #19
    Fair enough. Let's see what happens.
     
  20. batting1000 macrumors 604

    Joined:
    Sep 4, 2011
    Location:
    Florida
    #20
    Maybe it's hardware related if only a few people are experiencing it.
     
  21. saving107 macrumors 603

    saving107

    Joined:
    Oct 14, 2007
    Location:
    San Jose, Ca
    #21
    So is my mom's iPhone 5 on iOS 6.1.4 and my iPad mini on iOS 6.1.3 still in beta?

    it sure has been a while, where do I report this bug?
     
  22. mrapplegate macrumors 68030

    Joined:
    Feb 26, 2011
    Location:
    Cincinnati, OH
    #22
    Report it here:
    https://bugreport.apple.com
     
  23. gingerbloke macrumors member

    Joined:
    Jul 9, 2013
    #23
    If they were a dev, they'd know that - if not, I'd be careful with the UDID...
     
  24. mrapplegate macrumors 68030

    Joined:
    Feb 26, 2011
    Location:
    Cincinnati, OH
    #24
    True, but I don't feel it's my business to ask each person if they are a developer or not.
     
  25. gingerbloke macrumors member

    Joined:
    Jul 9, 2013
    #25
    No I know - I was saying for the benefit of the OP :)
     

Share This Page