Apple iPhones Hit With ‘Blue Screen Of Death’ Bug

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T-Mobile users in the US take to the internet to share their anger at mystery outage

iPhone users are reporting a mystery bug that appears to strike their devices down with the dreaded blue screen of death.

Several users on the American T-Mobile network have claimed that their iPhone 6 screen flashes blue before blacking out and rebooting (pictured below by Twitter user @morg_powell).

Many of the users have taken to Twitter and Reddit to share their complaints, which also appears to affect iPhone 5S devices, but is apparently only targeting T-Mobile customers.

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BSOD iphone“So this morning my iPhone 6 (4 months old) started just randomly restarting itself every 20-30 minutes or so,” Reddit user katylovescoach reported.

“I wasn’t even using it most of the time, it was in my pocket at work (could tell because of lock screen that indicated I needed to enter my pin after a restart as opposed to finger ID). At one point I was texting my SO about it, the screen turned blue for maybe 2 seconds and it restarted.”

The problem now appears to have been fixed by Apple, with an official support post on the company’s site saying it is an issue to do with Wi-Fi calling.

Anyone affected by the bug is advised to disable the Wi-Fi calling feature, which appears to have been affected by a recent T-Mobile software update, but some users say this still does not solve the issue.

So far, there has been no official comment from T-Mobile, and users on other networks seem to be unaffected.

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