Today Apple released iOS 7.1 beta 4 to developers and we can say a major bug within the operating system still has not been addressed: random reboots and resprings. We’ve seen this happen on our iPhone 5S and iPad Air running the latest version of iOS 7 and we’ve heard from you it’s still happening in the latest 7.1 beta 4.
Ever since upgrading to iOS 7, numerous users have suffered from a random reboot issue on their iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices. The reboots come at random and can cause irreparable damage if you are doing work that hasn’t been saved or just anything else that was important. There’s no pattern as to when a reboot will happen, which is why it’s so frustrating.
Numerous threads have flooded the Apple Support Communities and some believe the following fixes can ‘fix’ (or delay) the iOS 7 random reboot issue:
- Force closing the Twitter iOS app
- Toggling Reduce Motion ON or OFF (Settings > General > Accessibility > Reduce Motion)
- Turning off background app refresh (Settings > General > Background App Refresh > OFF)
- Restoring your iOS device as a brand new via iTunes (do this as a LAST resort)
Let’s hope Apple can address the ‘elephant in the room’ because iOS 7 is by far the buggiest version we have ever experienced (reboots, app crashes). These random reboots need to be fixed ASAP as it’s a serious issue affecting a wide range of users. It’s been four months since the release of iOS 7 and still nothing has been addressed (some still are dealing Blue Screen of Death issues), even in the latest beta of iOS 7.1.
POLL: Have you experienced random reboots or resprings in iOS 7?