VoiceOver users cannot access any websites listed under “Siri Suggestions” in Safari

Category: 

Safari

Severity: 

Minor

Description: 

  1. Ensure that VoiceOver is enabled.
  2. Open Safari.
  3. Double-tap with 1 finger on the address field.
  4. Perform a 4 finger single tap on the top half of the screen so as to place VoiceOver focus on to the first UI element (which should be the address field).
  5. Swipe right repeatedly with 1 finger to move through all elements on the screen.

You should find that websites are grouped under three headings:

Favorites
Frequently Visited
Siri Suggestions

VoiceOver focus will correctly locate any websites listed in the first two of these groups.

However, the only element that VoiceOver will locate under Siri Suggestions is an unlabelled button, which when double-tapped simply returns you to the Safari webpage that you were viewing before going to this screen.

The same behavior is seen when moving VoiceOver focus by swiping, by locating elements by touch, or when using an external keyboard.

Bug First Encountered: 

iOS 13.0

How often the bug occurs: 

Always

Device(s) bug has been encountered on: 

iPhone
iPad

Status: 

Fixed

Fixed In: 

iOS/iPadOS 13.2