iPhone 5s users reporting “Blue Screen of Death” error

BY Gautam Prabhu

Published 11 Oct 2013


iPhone 5s users are reporting that they’re getting the “Blue Screen of Death (BSOD)” error, a problem that ironically plagued older Windows PCs.

According to the discussion threads on Apple support forums, iPhone 5s users are reporting random reboots following a BSOD when they use Apple’s iWorks apps.

Apple support forums user gauravojha complaints:

How do I resolve the blue screen error while using iWork on my iPhone 5s? When I use Pages, for example, and press home button to switch app, my iPhone restarts after a blue screen. I even returned it & took a new one, but no luck. The bug is in iWork suite for iOS 7, I think, and not in the hardware. I’m a heavy Pages user and this bug is hindering my work (besides scaring me to death).

The bug was on all the versions of iOS 7.

Strangely, the issue seems to be affecting only iPhone 5s users. The Verge reports that one of the workarounds that seems to be working is to disable iCloud syncing (Settings > Numbers/Pages/Keynote, then tap on the “Use iCloud” toggle to disable it).

I was not able to replicate the issue on my iPhone 5s, but this YouTube user has managed to record the “Blue Screen of Death (BSOD)” error on his iPhone 5s:

Apple is widely expected to release iOS 7.0.3 for bug fixes, so we’re assuming that Apple will fix the bug in the update, as the BSOD error on an iPhone is quite embarrassing.

Have you got the BSOD error? Let me know in the comments.

[Via The Verge]