When invoking the Notification Center, many connected braille displays will become disconnected

Category
Braille
Severity
Moderate

Description

When bringing up the Notification Center through touch gestures or using the Perkins-Style keyboard, the connection between the display and iOS device will drop. If you have VoiceOver sounds enabled, you will hear the associated sound when this happens. This bug appears to be impacting all braille devices, but no other devices connected to iOS. This behavior has been tested under the Focus 14/40 Blue, Orbit Reader 40, and Brailliant BIX series.

Steps to reproduce

See above.

Bug First Encountered

iOS/iPadOS 16.3

Device(s) bug has been encountered on

iPhone

How often the bug occurs

Always

Workaround

Getting the connection back is often accomplished by tapping on the screen, but with some devices, locking and unlocking the iOS device's screen may be necissary.

Apple feedback #

FB11963940

Status

Active

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Comments

By Pratik Patel

1 week 4 days ago

I am unable to verify this with Brailliant BI 40?X and an older Humanware display. In addition, I did not see this issue with those displays during the iOS and iPad OS 16.3 developer beta cycles. I tested this on two testing devices including iPhone 14 and iPad Mini. The description above is inaccurate.

By wyatt rose

1 week 4 days ago

I can definitely confirm this bug. Also, I'm noticing that if I unlock my screen, my braille note touch plus won't reconnect automatically, I have to reconnect manually. Really annoying.