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Apple will fix iOS 7 random reboot issue with a software update

Firm finally acknowledges the issue
Thu Jan 23 2014, 10:23
iPhone 5C running iOS 7

SOFTWARE DESIGNER Apple has promised that it will fix the random reboot problem plaguing iOS 7 users with a future software update.

Referred to by some as the "black screen of death", the problem causes devices running iOS 7 to randomly reboot, interrupting tasks and taking about 30 seconds to a minute until the device is back up and running.

It's unclear what causes the reboots, but some users have said that it only occurs when a device's battery dips below 30 percent. It's also unclear how many users are affected, but we've experienced the problem on an iPhone 5, an iPhone 5S and an iPhone 5C running iOS 7, so it's likely that the problem is affecting a lot of users.

While Apple has yet to reveal the cause of the problem, it has said that a fix is coming. An Apple spokesperson told Mashable, "We have a fix in an upcoming software update for a bug that can occasionally cause a home screen crash."

A fix for the issue is likely to appear in iOS 7.1, which according to speculation will arrive on iPhones and iPads in March.

Apple released iOS 7 in September 2013, and this isn't the only problem that has plagued the mobile operating system since its release.

Some users claimed that the new motion effects in iOS 7 were making them sick, which prompted Apple to release a fix to enable users to tone down the motion effects. The mobile operating system also received much criticism for its flat, minimalistic design, but it's unlikely that Apple will do anything to rectify this. µ


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