Random Crashes and ‘White Screen of Death’ for iOS7? Apple Promises a Fix

When Apple released iOS 7, it caught some users off guard due to its flattened aesthetic and several design changes, which go well beneath the surface. Nevertheless, users have been quick to download the update, which at last count was installed on 74 percent of Apple devices. That's great as far as market penetration goes, but unfortunately for some iPhone users, there's a glitch that's been causing their handset to reboot at random intervals.

That's the bad news. The good news is that Apple is readying a patch that will address the issue.

"We have a fix in an upcoming software update for a bug that can occasionally cause a home screen crash," an Apple spokesperson told Mashable.


Some users on Apple's forum have reported seeing a white screen of death, while others noted the display would randomly turn black. Reports of the bug date all the back to September and seem to affect any iPhone model running iOS 7. While it's been a mostly random occurrence, some iPhone owners have observed their handsets shutting off when the battery dips below 30 percent.

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