If you’ve been experiencing random crashes on your iPhone or iPad since you updated to iOS 7, you’re certainly not alone. Apple is aware of a bug that randomly reboots iOS 7 devices, and the company has told Mashable that the problem will be fixed “in an upcoming software update.”
We’ve experienced this problem a few times on our various iOS 7 devices, though there doesn’t seem to be any repeatable set of steps that consistently makes them crash. When they do crash, the devices reboot, and you are temporarily kicked to the same Apple logo splash screen you see when you power on your phone or tablet.
The most obvious candidate for this “upcoming” update is iOS 7.1, which is currently in its fourth developer beta. Apple has said nothing about a release date for the software, but it’s been in beta since November. Together with the relatively high number of beta builds, this indicates that Apple is taking its time and getting as many problems ironed out as possible.
Several changes have reportedly appeared and disappeared throughout the various betas, but as of this writing the update ought to bring UI tweaks, better stability on both phones and tablets, and possibly the iOS in the Car feature first showcased at last year’s Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC). We’ll be reporting on iOS 7.1 more thoroughly once the update is released.