Friday, October 11, 2013

Watch out for the ‘Blue Screen of Death’ on your iPhone 5S!


Along with the Apple’s iPhone’s 5S new features including; fingerprint identity sensor, iSight camera, and LTE wireless, some are experiencing the ‘blue screen of death’.

The infamous ‘blue screen of death’ has expanded from Windows PCs to the new iPhone 5S.

There have been several reports of owners trying to open new windows or apps then the screen will go completely blue and restart itself.

Many rumors coming from the Apple Support Communities are coming across this problem when they are using Apple’s iWork suite apps, which comes free with the new iPhones.  Users have also expressed their frustration on Twitter and other social media sites.

Others are reporting it this issue when using the ESPN ScoreCenter app.

The ‘blue screen’ bug has apparently been present since the phone launched.  First message reporting this on the forum dated back to September 21, the day after the iPhone 5S went on sale.

Some users find disabling iCloud syncing for the iWork suite to be a solution.  Also, disabling Apple’s Pages, Keynote, and other Apps will help regulate the problem.

Apple has released iOS 7.0.2 to fix some issues including fixing the lock-screen security bugs.  User’s were able to bypass the lock screen just by pulling up on the “Control Center” and opening the alarm clock to set it in sleep mode.  Although, the latest version does not address the reboot issues.

A study showed that apps running on the iPhone 5S are crashing twice as frequently as on the iPhone 5C and iPhone 5.  The 64-bit A7 chip and M7 motion coprocessor are believed to be the culprit in the system error.

Here is a video showing how the blue screen takes over the device and resets itself.


Hopefully Apple will come out with another iOS 7 update resolving this issue. Have you had a ‘blue screen of death’ on your new iPhone? Please leave your comments below, we would love to hear from you!

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iPhone 5S users report ‘Blue Screen Of Death’ reboots – The Verge
October 11, 2013

‘Blue screen of death’ attacks some iPhone 5S owners – C|Net
October 11, 2013

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