Headphone/News App Bugs?

iOS and iPadOS

Hello everyone, I was just wondering if it was just me or other people were having the same issues.

Issue 1 - when using standard apple headphones on the lock screen voice over will wake the screen and proceed to read out the time. The screen will then lock and the process will continue indefinitely. however, this only occurs when the volume exceeds a certain level. This makes listening to music/audiobooks a much less enjoyable experience.

Issue 2 - On the news app the back button disappears when entering a article and the only way to get it back is to reopen the app.

These are all minor issues, but are nevertheless frustrating. For some context i use an iPhone 8+ Running the latest version of iOS.

Many thanks



Submitted by Geoff on Wednesday, August 26, 2020

I have seen some news apps where the back button and other buttons at the top disappear if you have scrolled down in the article. Scrawling up to the top brings them back. I can't remember if Apple news is one of these.

Submitted by peter on Wednesday, August 26, 2020

Yes, I also observed the issue with the News app not displaying the "Back" button after reading part of an article. I reported this to Apple so they know about it. Their response was that I could also use the two finger scrub action to dismiss and article. Although that works, the "Share" button has also disappeared. Thus if you want to share an article after reading it you have to scrub the article away and then re-open the article to find the "Share" button.

Maybe another report to Apple from some of us would push them along to fix this behavior.


Submitted by Luke on Sunday, September 6, 2020

Yes, noticed the bug with the News app recently as well, but it isn't just the back button -- its all the controls -- back, suggest more, suggest less, save, share etc. The response the above user got from Apple just saying to use the scrub gesture is inadequate since it only solves for the back button, not all those other controls. I'll write to Apple accessibility as well.
PS: To OP, it might be best if you broke this into two separate posts since it deals with two unrelated topics as far as I can tell. That will make it easier for other folks searching the forums to find what they're looking for. :)


Submitted by Luke on Tuesday, September 8, 2020

I got the following response today from Apple Accessibility:
Thank you for your email. We were able to replicate the behavior, and have passed this information along to the appropriate team for consideration.