I have just spotted an iPhone 6 bug

zsuki

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I uploaded it on YouTube. Please check it out.



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:eek:WTH! That looked freaky!O_o Nope, don't like it at all!

Did you do a hard reset to see if that stopped happening and it starts functioning normally? If not, try it and see if that stops. If it doesn't stop, call Apple or even make a Genius Appointment and or go to the Apple web site and report this Bug immediately. The more they know, the faster they can address it.

Thanks for sharing this.
 

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:eek:WTH! That looked freaky!O_o Nope, don't like it at all!

Did you do a hard reset to see if that stopped happening and it starts functioning normally? If not, try it and see if that stops. If it doesn't stop, call Apple or even make a Genius Appointment and or go to the Apple web site and report this Bug immediately. The more they know, the faster they can address it.

Thanks for sharing this.
Thanks for replying. A reboot will kill this bug but it will appear again perhaps a day later. I've already filed a bug repot to apple and they said they are dealing with it. They ask me how did this happen but I can't tell them what triggered this.


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Thanks for replying. A reboot will kill this bug but it will appear again perhaps a day later. I've already filed a bug repot to apple and they said they are dealing with it. They ask me how did this happen but I can't tell them what triggered this.


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Okay Good, Apple knows. It's unfortunate you can't recall the steps that lead to that, but it looks like a naturally occurring bug that you had no control over. I don't think you did a thing to cause that reaction.

Apple has a lot to work on. I hope there is an update soon full of bug fixes.
 

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I can't make out what it is doing. What is the bug?


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I can't make out what it is doing. What is the bug?


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You can't see the home screen jump up out of place? That's not normal.


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You can't see the home screen jump up out of place? That's not normal.


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That's not a bug, that's Reachability.

If you're referring to the anomaly at the 0:07 mark, there's a brief artifact that appears on the video, but this was a glitch that occured during the encoding of the video, not an iPhone bug.

Its purpose is to bring the top of the screen closer to the bottom, in an effort to compensate for certain humans' having shorter fingers that don't comfortably reach every corner of the screen of the iPhone 6, and especially the iPhone 6 Plus for obvious reasons.
 

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Yeah. I watched the video and that is not a bug. As Rafagon pointed out, that is a feature called Reachability. You double press the home button and it lets you get to apps at the top of the screen. The purpose is to make it more accessible for people that use their phone one-handed or just have small hands. It can be disabled in Accessibility settings.
 
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Not even press. You tap the home button twice. As for me I don't use reachability but it's annoying when it accidently happens.
 

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Not even press. You tap the home button twice. As for me I don't use reachability but it's annoying when it accidently happens.
The unnecessary triggering of it became a nuisance. I promptly disabled it. I didn't need the theatrics. :D
 

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Reachability isn't the complaint here it's that half the icons go above the top of the screen and out of view when he double taps to slide the icons back up.
 
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Reachability isn't the complaint here it's that half the icons go above the top of the screen and out of view when he double taps to slide the icons back up.
I've never had that happen or heard that issue. Hmm!
 

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I use reachability all the time and have never seen that. Good luck.


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Yeah. I watched the video and that is not a bug. As Rafagon pointed out, that is a feature called Reachability. You double press the home button and it lets you get to apps at the top of the screen. The purpose is to make it more accessible for people that use their phone one-handed or just have small hands. It can be disabled in Accessibility settings.
Yes, it IS a bug. Watch the video. The screen jumps upwards off the page. Everyone knows about reach ability function here. It's what happens when the screen pops back upwards.
 

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Yes, it IS a bug. Watch the video. The screen jumps upwards off the page. Everyone knows about reach ability function here. It's what happens when the screen pops back upwards.
I watched the video again. All I can see is that when he double taps the home button, the screen jumps up and down. He is repeatedly tapping the button. Isn't that normal for the screen to go back and forth?
 

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I watched the video again. All I can see is that when he double taps the home button, the screen jumps up and down. He is repeatedly tapping the button. Isn't that normal for the screen to go back and forth?
What you see in his video is not normal. It's a bug or a glitch, but I'm leaning towards glitch. If it's a glitch, a reboot should fix it.

With Reachabilty, you will see a full page of icons shift down to where only the top half of icons is now visible. It makes it easier to reach the top half. After tapping one of the apps or double-tapping the home button again, the page will shift back up into normal view.

In the glitch video, what you see is the top two or three rows going up too high and off the screen to where they are out of view after Reachability is stopped.
 

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What you see in his video is not normal. It's a bug or a glitch, but I'm leaning towards glitch. If it's a glitch, a reboot should fix it.

With Reachabilty, you will see a full page of icons shift down to where only the top half of icons is now visible. It makes it easier to reach the top half. After tapping one of the apps or double-tapping the home button again, the page will shift back up into normal view.

In the glitch video, what you see is the top two or three rows going up too high and off the screen to where they are out of view after Reachability is stopped.
He did mention that a reboot fixed it and that the bug was reported to Apple. If it's a glitch, it's going to come back. I've disabled Reachability on my 6 as I found it not that great of a feature if you don't use the phone one-handed. IMO, Reachability serves the Plus users.