Skip to main content
  1. Tech
  2. Gadgets & Tech
  3. Tech Gear

iOS 7.1 update will fix random reboot 'screen of death' bug says Apple

See also

Apple will release a fix for a known bug in its iOS 7 software that causes some devices to randomly reboot. There have been reports that some iPhones running iOS 7 suddenly enter the boot screen before returning to the home screen. Depending on the phone’s color variant, the issue is commonly known as the as the “black screen of death”, or the “white screen of death".

As Mashable reports (Jan. 23), Apple is aware of the software bug and revealed that it will be addressed in the form of a software update. An Apple rep confirms that the next iOS 7.1 update should fix the glitch. "We have a fix in an upcoming software update for a bug that can occasionally cause a home screen crash," Apple spokesperson Trudy Muller said.

The software glitch dates back to September when users took to Apple forums and social media to voice their complaints. Apple recently released iOS 7.1 beta 4 to developers, but the final version next iOS 7 update was not specified. Aside from the bug fix, minor UI and design changes are also expected to arrive with the upcoming iOS 7.1 update.

Advertisement

Don't Miss

  • Massive
    Ubisoft Massive exclusive: 'The Division', PS4 & Xbox One, Activision to Ubisoft & more
    Camera
    Games Exclusive
  • iPhone
    Get your wallet ready: The next iPhone could cost $100 more than your last one
    Video
    Tech Buzz
  • Civ
    Need to catch up on 'Sid Meier's Civilization'? Here is everything you need to know
    Camera
    Games Feature
  • Google Glass
    See how Google Glass is letting sick kids go to the zoo without leaving the hospital
    Tech News
  • Upcoming
    These are 2014's biggest PS4, Xbox One and Wii U games
    Camera
    Games Feature
  • Google
    Google has filed for a patent to develop contact lenses capable of taking photos
    Video
    Headlines

User login

Log in
Sign in with your email and password. Or reset your password.
Write for us
Interested in becoming an Examiner and sharing your experience and passion? We're always looking for quality writers. Find out more about Examiner.com and apply today!