Device freezes for a short period after exiting an app



After pressing the Home button to move away from an app, the device will occasionally become unresponsive for anything up to 30 seconds.

Bug First Encountered

iOS 8.0 or earlier

Device(s) bug has been encountered on

iPhone 6
iPhone 5s

How often the bug occurs




Fixed In

iOS 8.2



Submitted by chris R on Thursday, February 19, 2015

This bug happens to me on almost every occasion that I return to the home screen or a folder of the home screen. You are also prevented from using the magic tap, (double tap with 2 fingers), gesture while Voice Over is frozen.

Submitted by DPinWI on Thursday, February 19, 2015

It's a short delay. On my iPhone 6, running 8.1.3, the non responsive state lasts no more than 5 seconds, but it seems much longer when I'm waiting to do something.

Submitted by Joe on Thursday, February 19, 2015

Club AppleVis Member

I've also started seeing this pretty recently. I will accident app and try to go to the app switcher to close it and apparently my focus is still inside the app it's cause me to request a lift on accident a time or two.

Submitted by Mike Freeman on Thursday, February 19, 2015

Yup; happens to me on an iPhone 5 and iOS 8.1.3.

Submitted by Brooke on Tuesday, March 10, 2015

I've noticed the same; this hasn't happened to me once since upgrading to iOS 8.2.