Double Tap Problem With VoiceOver in IOS

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iOS and iPadOS

Occasionally, when I do a double tap on a button to activate it with Voice Over, it will make the VO double tap sound but nothing will happen. If I go to another app and switch back to the current app, it fixes the problem. Does anyone know what may be causing this and how to stop it from happening? I believe it started about 6 months to a year ago. I'm not sure if it happened with IOS 11 or not. It isn't a big deal but it is mildly annoying. I am using an iPhone 6S, running IOS 12.3.

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Submitted by Pyro2790 on Thursday, May 30, 2019

This behavior happens to me as well. Some times it occurs with trying to open emails or messages as well. The only way I can fix the problem is by turning VoiceOver off and then back on again or powering off the phone and powering it back on. it is definitely an annoyance, but I have no idea what could be causing it to happen intermittently.

Submitted by Igna Triay on Friday, May 31, 2019

I'm running into this problem as well now and then... its for sure annoying. We should send this thread to apple accessibility. The only problem is... This happens in 1 out of 10 cases, so its not easily reproducible.

Submitted by burak on Friday, May 31, 2019

Hello,
I have discovered that this issue occurs when you go to control center and toggle something there. The definite fix is to go to notification center and press home button. I told apple accessibility about this but they told me they cannot reproduce.
Hth.

Submitted by themusicman08 on Friday, May 31, 2019

I am running an iPhone 6 with iOS 12.3.1 and I have informed Apple about the double tapping issue also. They just say to turn voice over off then back on and then restart the phone. That's like putting a band aid over a wound. It doesn't solve the problem.