The time picker used when creating or editing a scheduled Screen time downtime or app limit is not accessible with VoiceOver

Category
Miscellaneous
Severity
Serious

Description

The time picker used when creating or editing a scheduled Screen time downtime or app limit is not accessible with VoiceOver.

Specifically, if you navigate to Settings > Screen Time > Downtime and enable “Scheduled”, the picker used to set the start and end times is not accessible. Likewise for the picker when creating or editing an app limit.

Steps to reproduce

  1. Ensure that VoiceOver is enabled.
  2. Navigate to Settings > Screen Time > Downtime.
  3. Enable “Scheduled”.
  4. Double tap with 1-finger on “From” (or “To”).

VoiceOver should now announce “time picker shown”.

The time picker is now visually displayed on screen.

It can be located by touch and by swiping, but VoiceOver give no feedback when doing so. This makes it impossible to select/change any of the time parameters in the picker.

Note that this behaviour is present if you attempt to set the same schedule for every day or a custom schedule for each day of the week.

Bug First Encountered

iOS/iPadOS 15.0

Device(s) bug has been encountered on

iPhone

How often the bug occurs

Always

Apple feedback #

FB9541456

Status

Fixed

Fixed In

iOS/iPadOS 15.1

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Comments

Submitted by Yvonnezed on Tuesday, September 21, 2021

I've managed to set this with Voiceover enabled, at least on my ancient iPad pro. I haven't tested this on much else, so your milage may vary.

Tap the start time or end time so it says time picker shown. Flick right. You'll be on the invisible element. Double tap and hold or three finger single tap on it, and it brings up the time picker.

Note, I haven't been able to make this work in per app limits, only Downtime.