From time to time, it’s not uncommon to find our computers and smartphone devices be affected by bugs that could prevent certain tasks from performing. These bugs are pretty normal occurrences that developers find and take care of. Although they do not really require a big fix or attention, it’s good to know that these bugs are being attended to.
So when Italian site AmiciApple first discovered a bug in certain iOS versions, it didn’t cause much of concern for it to be a problem or even for Apple to address the issue. According to the website, the bug affected Control Center on recent iOS versions like the iOS 10.3.2 beta. The website reported that the bug causes iOS to freeze and re-spring.
The bug occurs when you open Control Center and choose an option from the bottom bar (Camera, Calculator, or Alarm Clock), Night Shift, or AirDrop at the same time. Three fingers are used to tap these simultaneously and often takes a few times to work. The result of this action is that your device will freeze for a few seconds. It will then re-spring on its own before returning to normal. The problem, however, is that there are some instances wherein the issue does not re-spring on its own. In such cases, you will have to completely reboot your device manually.
This isn’t the first time a bug like this has been spotted. Back in 2015, there was a similar “effective power” text that caused iOS devices to reboot when the text was received. A year after that, a few links in Safari prompted iOS to crash. In the early parts of 2017, a similar “effective power” type text bug was spotted but was as less severe as the first. It didn’t cause much of a concern though as it was quickly taken care of.
Check out the video below to see how this bug occurs. As mentioned, it doesn’t require much of a concern since it isn’t a big security issue and it automatically re-springs itself. But it’s still good to know that these are issues uncommon to your device.