Watch as an Apple iPhone shows the "Blue Screen of Death"

Watch as an Apple iPhone shows the
A published report on Friday cites a number of Apple themed forums for the disturbing, but not fatal situation that has the Apple iPhone 5s showing the "Blue Screen of Death". In this situation, the user's iPhone 5s screen turns completely blue and then reboots. The problem appears limited to the new full-featured iPhone model and is largely centered around Apple's own iWorks application which comes free on all new iOS devices.

In addition, videos taken by Apple iPhone 5s users seem to indicate that multitasking between apps also brings on the problem which also happens randomly. The Apple iPhone community has found a workaround for those being affected by iWorks. If the latter app is causing your iPhone 5s to reboot, disable iCloud syncing for Apple's Pages, Keynote, and Numbers apps and you should have some relief.

Earlier this month, we told you that iOS 7.0.3 had been seeded to employees and partners, so it might be too late to expect a fix for this problem in the next iOS build. Also, some of our readers have been sending us pictures of missing icons and status bars on their iOS 7 powered iPhone. In those cases, a simple reboot seemed to solve the issue.

If your Apple iPhone has been turning blue lately, you can let us know in the box below. Just because your iPhone 5s is turning blue, you don't have to be blue. The bug isn't turning the phone into a paperweight and we expect that the gang in Cupertino will come up with an update to take care of the latest iOS 7 problems. After all, as we told you earlier, apps on the Apple iPhone 5s are crashing twice as often as on other iPhone models.

source: Elendil, TheVerge via AppleInsider, AppleSupport

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iPhone 5s
  • Display 4.0" 640 x 1136 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.2 MP front
  • Processor Apple A7, Dual-core, 1300 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB
  • Battery 1570 mAh(10h 3G talk time)



1. chunky1x

Posts: 270; Member since: Mar 28, 2010

Fanboys will cry blood today. :p

21. rms.max

Posts: 95; Member since: Sep 26, 2012

they said' New is easy, Right is hard '.it will be hard for ifanboy.

2. chunky1x

Posts: 270; Member since: Mar 28, 2010

Also, why is the iPhone Coping PCs when crashing?

13. kabhijeet.16

Posts: 892; Member since: Dec 05, 2012

LOL..... Too good a comment.... Thumbs up...

20. Miracles

Posts: 560; Member since: Aug 31, 2013

You just made my day. +1 x million

22. haseebzahid

Posts: 1853; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

MS will sue them for BSOD copying :D and IOS7 is the abomination by the wap WP FTW

35. sprockkets

Posts: 1612; Member since: Jan 16, 2012

Nah, didn't you know? Apple has a licence to use MS's crap! :) It actually be funnier if the iphone said in OSX fashion: "You need to reboot your iphone. Hold down the power key until the screen goes blank, then press again to restart" For OSX users, apple wants you to feel that a reboot is just a calm, non event.

25. Epicness1o1

Posts: 309; Member since: May 30, 2013

Comm of the day

31. Topcat488

Posts: 1416; Member since: Sep 29, 2012

Hahahaha... I had to BUST OUT laughing when i read that dude... Really, whew. "iPhone copying PCs when they crash"... Hehehe, SUE them M$, before Apple patent that. Whew,,, good one.

54. ncarlosmiguel

Posts: 206; Member since: May 14, 2013

This is what 64bit achitecture can do! iPhones are now as powerful as PCs when crashing.

56. poping unregistered

yep... you could be right... the 64bit cpu could be trying to access a hardware that's not there... ...

3. AeroPrime

Posts: 175; Member since: Feb 21, 2011

Omg When I saw this video I was thinking I have a Lumia 920 & 1020 it doesn't have such things as a blue screen of death. What happen to apple now recently..... that additional letter "S" doesn't really help the 5 doesn't it?

4. sniper1087

Posts: 537; Member since: Dec 31, 2011

This happened to the ipad as well.

5. harvinder2111

Posts: 5; Member since: Jan 17, 2012

it just works..... precede this sentence by [sh]

6. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

Well, the bug free iOS times are over now...

11. bigstrudel

Posts: 606; Member since: Aug 20, 2012

Until they fix all the bugs. That's the beauty of the closed system.

28. Googler

Posts: 813; Member since: Jun 10, 2013

Have to admit, each new iteration of iOS gets worse in regards to how many bugs Apple has to keep fixing. 7 has far more bugs than 6 and 5 did and it's affecting the usability of the phone, which wasn't always the case before.

41. Pancholo

Posts: 380; Member since: Feb 27, 2012

The fangirl song is required to be sung with both hands covering your ears, closing your eyes and then going: "Derpity, derp! Derp, derp, derp!"

67. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

wow! closed system only benefit companies like Microsoft and Apple not their users. Hacker could be using back door known only to them as the source is close to public scrutiny. Open equal transparent so bugs are discover more frequently and fixed more promptly. Open is like going for a body examination early detection lead to more effective treatment to illness.

7. ZeroCide

Posts: 816; Member since: Jan 09, 2013

This proves that hey just copy other OS features..... Including Crash screens!

8. Tommy1960i

Posts: 144; Member since: Oct 11, 2013

Poor iOS 7

64. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

Best video of the week.

9. ngyixian96

Posts: 91; Member since: Feb 05, 2012

Same as when someone is talking and you just cut off his head........ Kidding ~ Look like it still need few update to fix those bug.

10. WHoyton1

Posts: 1635; Member since: Feb 21, 2013

LOL!! prepare war in 3....2.....1.......

12. Kitkat_4.4

Posts: 74; Member since: Sep 03, 2013

S stands for Sh*t

14. kabhijeet.16

Posts: 892; Member since: Dec 05, 2012

Ok.. I think this has never happened on Android.. Blue screen & random reboots... !!!! I guess iOS7 is struggling with multi-tasking.... But it can be fixed.. Hopeful

16. Sauce unregistered

My S2 kept crashing when I'd open my contacts list. Sucked.

33. PK1983

Posts: 215; Member since: Aug 08, 2012

You are wrong, on 4.2-4.2.2 my Nexus rebooted all the time. That being said, iOS7 looks painfully slow, and looks really unfinished. Kind of like the ACA website....

61. kabhijeet.16

Posts: 892; Member since: Dec 05, 2012

I'm right here.. Nobody has seen a blue screen like this on any android device.. As far as random reboots is concerned, you need to keep some part of your internal memory free (above 800MB). It will happen more often if RAM is filled and there is no space on disk for OS to create a temp RAM page file.. My point was that iOS7 is struggling with multitasking more than anything else.. Thats why these problems.


Posts: 269; Member since: Sep 09, 2013

Defective iPhone?

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