like recently reportedvarious bugs seem to be making their way to hundreds of iPhones running iOS 16, bringing back some of my worst Pixel 6 Pro memories from the early days of Google’s 2021 flagship.
Not even two weeks after posting the detailed iOS 16 bug report, I’m now starting to see some of the most annoying issues others have encountered popping up on my own. iPhone 14 Pro Unit! So, the story continues…
What I’ve called The Google Virus continues to cause problems for iPhones running Apple’s latest version of iOS 16, and it’s only fair that I follow up on the original piece that tried to bring the problems to Apple’s attention.
iPhone 14 Pro bug report on iOS 16. Take two. Here goes nothing…
iPhone 14 Pro freezes; screen is unresponsive (requires restart)
As I mentioned, I had previously reported this iOS 16 bug (among others), which I now found on my own iPhone 14 Pro…
I think I was trying to unlock my iPhone 14 Pro when the device got stuck on the Spotlight search menu. I tried to go out, but the phone did not respond to my touches. And then (as you can see) I tried it again and again. Not shown in the video, but despite the iPhone being unresponsive, it turned out that it was possible to invoke the app switcher and even swipe up and down for Control. Notification Center. However, every time I tried to go “home”, the iPhone reverted to the Spotlight search glitch and stopped responding to touches.
It quickly became clear that my iPhone 14 Pro required a reset. Fortunately, the hardware buttons were fully responsive, which meant I could hold down the power button and volume up to turn the iPhone off, then turn it back on.
Regardless, the reboot helped and my iPhone 14 Pro was back to normal, but of course (and unfortunately), the story doesn’t end there.
That said, other iPhone 14 users have also reported similar issues with Spotlight search and screen freezing. A quick search on Google and Apple Support Community shows that such an issue (in fact, more or less the same) was seen on iPhone 13 Pro units running iOS 15 almost exactly a year ago when Apple’s 2021 iPhones were released. This shows that there is a pattern to Spotlight search screen freezing issues on iPhone. On the other hand, I have iPhone 6S, iPhone SE, iPhone 8, iPhone 13 mini, and iPhone 14 Pro, and I’m pretty sure this is the first time I’ve run into such a problem. For the record, I didn’t get the iPhone 13mini at launch, which might have helped…
Multiple reports of iPhone 13 dead screen showing green screen after iOS 16 update; Twitter users complain
As if there weren’t enough green screens in California!
Maybe because I’m following a bunch of tech nerds and pages through my personal Twitter account (a bug I need to fix), I’m getting all sorts of leaks, rumours, complaints, shows of affection, and of course, bug reports on Elon Musk. new playground…
So, a few days ago, I came across a post for an iPhone 13 dead screen, which shows a solid green screen; I read the user arguments and then found out that other people have had similar problems. Anyway, here’s what Akash has to say about his iPhone 13 issues:
Apple’s (reported) reaction to iPhone 13 green screen issues
According to another user (writing in the same Twitter threat), Apple replaced their iPhone 13 screen for free, thanks to the fact that the iPhone was within the warranty period. However, Akash doesn’t seem to have had the same luck, as his iPhone 13 first showed the “green screen in California” issue while still under warranty, but started working again until it shut down completely (weeks). later) after Akash did. the warranty had expired:
Apple and Google swap roles as the Pixel 7 could be more reliable than the iPhone 14 Pro right now; another little bug on my iPhone 14 Pro shows lack of attention to detail
As mentioned in one of the longest stories I’ve written this year, The iPhone 14 Pro caught the Google virus and several bugs affected iOS 16. Many complain on Twitter and other social media platforms… Of course iPhones have always had software problems, just like any other Android phone, but I don’t remember them being thatsevere. Again, none of my iPhones have bugged so many to the point of no return, but if Akash’s case is any use, other people may not be so lucky.
Before I go, I also have to mention a bug I noticed just a few hours ago that also has to do with Spotlight search on my iPhone 14 Pro (Spotlight search is really starting to creep into Apple now!). Fortunately, this time the error is purely visual.
So clearly Tim Cook & Co have some software and hardware bugs to work on before iPhone 14 or iOS 16 reaches the point of reliability we’ve come to expect from iPhone. The interesting thing is that in some cases we have serious problems and in others we have some very small imperfections. Apple is known for its meticulous attention to detail, so this is really weird.
Last year it was the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro that troubled everyone (and especially myself) with dozens of insects, and now it looks like Apple is catching up. Still not as bad as Google, but…just for now.