VoiceOver focus will at times spontaneously ‘jump’ to the first element on the screen

Category
VoiceOver Announcements/Feedback
Severity
Moderate

Description

When using an app, you may on occasions find that VoiceOver focus will spontaneously ‘jump’ to the first element on the screen.

This behavior has been reported as most common in Safari and the native News app, but has been encountered in many other apps.

As far as we can determine, there appears to be no pattern to this behavior or a reliable means of reproducing it.

It also appears that users encounter this behavior at varying levels. For some, it is very occasional, for others it makes using some apps an extremely frustrating experience.

View this forum topic for more discussion of this bug: https://www.applevis.com/forum/ios-ios-app-discussion/vo-skipping-top-after-ios-1211-update

Bug First Encountered

iOS 12.1

Device(s) bug has been encountered on

iPhone

How often the bug occurs

Sometimes

Status

Fixed

Fixed In

iOS 12.3

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Comments

Submitted by Adrian Wyka on Sunday, April 7, 2019

I have this bug too, but since iOS 11.
This problem is in all apps on my iPhone. FaceBook, Sonos Controller, Music, appStore etc.

I reported it to Apple a Few months ago, but they didn't react.