When navigating the App Library screen using the Containers option in the VoiceOver rotor, the page does not scroll beyond what is currently visually on screen

Category
Miscellaneous
Severity
Minor

Description

The App Library contains a series of app collections, which are created automatically based on categories such as Entertainment and Productivity..
These are displayed in blocks of four icons, in mini two by two grids. Each block generally contains three app icons and a folder containing the rest of your apps in that category.
Like a web page, not all of the content is on screen at any one time, depending on how many apps you have installed of course. So you can scroll with three fingers to find more.
You can quickly skip through the categories using the Containers option in the VoiceOver rotor.
However when doing this, the page is not automatically scrolling as it should when you reach the bottom of what is currently displayed.

Steps to reproduce

Go to the App Library screen.
Select Containers in the VoiceOver rotor.
Begin swiping down to cycle through the collections.
When it reaches the bottom of what is visually on screen, it does not go any further, despite there being more content present further down the page.

Bug First Encountered

iOS/iPadOS 14.0

Device(s) bug has been encountered on

iPhone

How often the bug occurs

Always

Workaround

Stop attempting to navigate by Container when it will go no further.
Scroll down the page by swiping up with three fingers.
Explore what is now revealed and begin navigating by Container again if you wish.

Apple feedback #

FB8694076

Status

Active

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Comments

Submitted by peter on Saturday, September 19, 2020

This very similar behavior happens when trying to navigate by headings in the App Store when trying to navigate from the "Available Apps" heading to the "Recently Updated" heading when there are too many available apps to be updated than will fit on the first screen.

Similar problems are experienced when navigating by headings through the News app when there are more news articles between two headings that will fit on one screen.

These issues have been around for a long time. Fortunately, as you say, there are workarounds but they are just that...workarounds for a buggy UI that doesn't respond as expected.

--Pete