VoiceOver Focus Not Auto-Scrolling in Details Screen of Group Message Conversations



In the details screen of group message conversations, the screen does not auto-scroll with VoiceOver focus as one swipes through the page. In particular, this issue presents itself when trying to enable the "Do Not Disturb" feature; as the "Do Not Disturb" button is not displayed onscreen even though VoiceOver indicates its availability, it becomes necessary to perform a three-finger flick upward to bring the button into focus on the screen before activating it.

Bug First Encountered

iOS 8.3

Device(s) bug has been encountered on

iPhone 6
iPhone 5

How often the bug occurs



Flick up with three fingers to bring the affected element into focus before activating it.



Fixed In

iOS 9.0



By jeph

8 years 2 months ago

I just noticed that when you open and flick through a conversation of a certain contact, the VoiceOver stops reading the next list of conversation when you reach a message that has a sending failure notice and when you use other gestures such as flick left or the scrub gesture, the cursor will bring you to a random location in that same conversation. Is this a bug? Or I just miss a trick on how to pass through a sending failure message and proceed to the next set of conversation of the same contact? By the way I'm a new apple user here, I'm using iPhone 5S with IOS 7.1.2 preinstalled OS. In 7.1.2 I never experience such problem, up until I accidentally updated my phone to 8.4 that's why I poste this concern because of so many updates that I've skipped that may have to do with this issue. Thank you and please comment below.

By Taeshim

7 years 1 month ago

I've noticed that I cannot scroll up and down messages without using three fingers up and down gesture to move the pages... Before, we used to be able to just scroll through messages by flicking left and right...
This is also, the case in calendar. When I flick my finger to the right to go down to the alert section, I cannot get there until I move the page down with three fingers.