Apple To Fix iOS 7’s White Screen Of Death


Have you had problems with iOS 7 randomly crashing and rebooting? For many, the white screen of death (or black, depending on your device color) has been a big enough problem to fill countless pages of complaints on Apple’s support forum.

“We have a fix in an upcoming software update for a bug that can occasionally cause a home screen crash,” said Apple today in a statement. While Apple hasn’t specified when the fix will be released, iOS 7.1 would be a safe bet. The software is rumored to drop in March.

  • DJBabyBuster

    huh, been on iOS7 since beta and have never experienced this?…

  • lwdesign1

    I’ve been using iOS 7 since the day it was released and have never experienced any freeze-up, random rebooting or any problem whatsoever with it. In fact, this is the first I’ve heard that anyone is having a problem with these things. I have an iPhone 4S that has been operating flawlessly since I bought it over 2years ago to replace my original early 2008 iPhone.

  • Rothgarr

    I get this white screen on my iPad Air four or five times a day, it’s absolute crap. My iPhone 5s hasn’t done it a single time, though

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