Apple is working to fix annoying Reachability bug on iOS 11

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Craig Federighi says a fix is on the way.
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An iOS 11 bug involving the iPhone’s Reachability feature will be fixed in a future software update, Craig Federighi has said.

The bug means that the new iOS 11 Cover Screen with Notifications isn’t accessible from the middle part of the screen, thereby removing one of the most useful features a person might want to use while employing the Reachability mode.

The iOS 11 Cover Screen is accessible by swiping down from the top part of the screen, bringing down a list of all of the user’s notifications. If Reachability — the feature which shifts down the top part of the screen to allow for the one-handed use of larger iPhones — worked as it should, swiping from the middle part of the screen should bring up this menu.

Instead, users still have to swipe from the top part of the display, meaning that there’s no way to access the screen one-handed — particularly if you’re using a larger 5.5-inch iPhone like the iPhone 8 Plus.

According to Craig Federighi, Apple’s senior vice president of Software Engineering, Apple is “fixing it,” although no word has been given on exactly when this will be fixed. It is not part of the latest iOS 11 beta.

Ironing out the bugs

Most new versions of iOS come with some bugs in need of fixing, and iOS 11 has been no different. The latest public iOS 11 update, iOS 11.0.2, fixed a crackling earpiece issue on the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus. The issue only affected a small number of iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus earpieces, resulting in a distracting static noise during calls.

This followed a rapidly-released unexpected iOS 11.0.1 software update, which also included some important under-the-hood improvements.

Have you experienced any issues with iOS 11 so far? Are you a fan of the various improvements int offers? Leave your comments below.

Source: MacRumors