Apple: Fix Coming for iOS 7 ‘White Screen of Death’ Reboot Issue


Just two days after we brought up the issue of the random reboot issue within iOS 7, Apple has confirmed to Mashable it has a fix coming, for the so-called ‘white screen of death’ (not to be confused with the iOS 7 ‘blue screen of death’).

Apple spokesperson Trudy Muller told Mashable:

“We have a fix in an upcoming software update for a bug that can occasionally cause a home screen crash,”

Despite the release of iOS 7.1 beta 4 to developers on Monday, the random reboot issue still persists and has not been addressed. Our non-scientific poll asked if you have experienced a random reboot issue within iOS 7; out of 422 votes, 72% of you answered ‘yes’, while 28% said ‘no’.

So if you’re still dealing with this ‘white screen of death’ issue within iOS 7, rest assured a fix will be coming shortly in the next iOS update.


  • Riddlemethis

    Hmm. The fix isn’t addressed in 7.1 beta? This could further support how Apple is losing in the customer satsifaction front,

  • crosseyed_mofo

    since only devs have the beta i think thats a bit of a reach

  • Like we said, this was not fixed in the beta. Of course, we’re right again 😉

  • Stefan

    It is beta for a reason. 🙂