Users of the Windows platform dread the Blue Screen of Death or BSOD, the system’s way of saying that something has terribly gone wrong that you don’t have a way out but to reboot your system.
Microsoft has cleaned its codes and made the BSOD a less general incident nowadays. However, it won’t be the last time consumers will hear about the BSOD as the term invades the iOS 7 with owners of the recently rolled out iPhone 5S getting the shock.
The iPhone BSOD affects users who use certain apps such as Numbers, Keynote, or Pages. There were also users who reported that they had a BSOD while using the handsets camera, Safari, FaceTime, and certain apps.
The reports came via support forums for Apple while some owners vented their frustrations through posts and videos on social media channels.
“If I open a document in Numbers, then press the power button, the phone seems to power itself off almost instantly instead of just going to sleep,” one 5S owner complained on the Apple forums.
“When I use Pages, for example, and press home button to switch app, my iPhone restarts after a blue screen. I even returned it and took a new one, but no luck,” another owner stated.
“I am facing the same problem myself when using the pages app to open my saved resume and then trying to email it to someone. If I do that then go to open the notes app that I have a typed message I want to copy and paste in the same email, as soon as I paste it in the email the screen goes blue and restarts,” another Apple customer said.
The blue screen only happens for a blink or two before the iPhone 5s’ display goes black, and the system reboots.
Apple hasn’t responded to the complaints yet. Some iPhone users are suggesting a temporary fix by disabling the iCloud sync feature for the iWork applications. This can be done by the “Settings” app and turning the sync to “off” for the Pages, Keynote, and Numbers apps. Others remind users to return to the home screen first after using one of the iWork apps before tapping another app.
Bugs after bugs hitting the iOS7, the most adopted mobile OS seems to be buggiest iOS version ever made by Apple. Since the launch of the product, we have seen lots of hiccups like lock screen glitch, iMessage issues, battery drainage, and Wi-Fi glitches. Now, this BSOD has appeared out of blue. We are hoping that Apple will roll out iOS 7.0.3 soon to take care of this issue.