T-Mobile iPhone Users Facing ‘Blue Screen Of Death’ Problems
A large number of T-Mobile iPhone users are facing the dreaded BSOD or “blue screen of death” problems with their iPhones. The bug that turns the iPhone screen blue for a second and then restarts seems to be affecting majority users of T-Mobile iPhones. For over the last 24 hours or so, many T-Mobile iPhone users have been facing the “blue screen of death” problem.
As per the tweets on Twitter, the issues is affecting iPhone 5s, iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus et.al. According to MacRumors, the restarts happens at about 10 to 30 minute intervals and it is occurring on devices that run on iOS 8.1 and 8.3.
Let’s have a look at some of the tweets that T-Mobile iPhone users wrote about the “blue screen” issue:
T-Mobile Blue Screen of death on my iPhone minutes before boarding the plane…fun times. Hard reset, hope to see yo <dramatic dial tone>
— Pete Halvorsen (@petehalvorsen) June 25, 2015
Well… this is interesting. T-Mobile's Wi-Fi Calling feature appears to be causing some iPhones to kernel panic with a blue screen.
— Karen???????????? (@angelXwind) June 25, 2015
— mackenzie (@_mackenziestark) June 24, 2015
— Brendan Demmy (@brendandemmy) June 24, 2015
It is not known whether T-Mobile pushed a carrier update, which could be the reason behind “blue screen” problem. On speaking to a T-Mobile’s staff, a Reddit user was told that it might have occurred due to a memory issue. Most of the people were able to lessen the issue by performing a hard reset on their device. Some of the customers were told by T-Mobile to delete old text messages and set up a factory reset using iTunes.
While some of the Engadget’s readers found a workaround for the issue by disabling Voice over LTE (VoLTE) and LTE, while a Reddit user, hello2you resolved the problem by deactivating the WiFi calling feature and then activating it again after a few minutes.
This is not the first instance that iPhones have been affected by the “blue screen of death.” A couple years ago it was reported that users of the iPhone 5s while working on the free Apple iWork apps were facing “blue screen” problems. Multitasking between apps back then had also caused the “blue screen” problem.
One just hopes that T-Mobile is able to fix this problem as soon as possible.