iOS11 Accessibility Bugs

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Straight from the top, I'm using an iPhone 6 Plus with the latest version of iOS. I've discovered a pair of bugs in iOS11 that seriously need to be fixed as soon as possible. I'm not sure if these are bugs directly related to whether or not voiceover is on on the iPhone or not, but in the past, when the first of these bugs would infrequently crop up, toggling voiceover usually fixed it. That, however, is no longer the case. Other than in text messages, it's now impossible to use a Bluetooth keyboard in any text fields. I can't enter passwords using it, I can't post on facebook using it, I can't use the keyboard at all, even when quick nav is turned off. It's as if iOS11 is denying that the text fields are text fields. I can still type out text messages using it, but that's the extent of what I'm now able to do where text fields are concerned. I turn off quick nav, preparing to type in text in all other text fields other than text messages, and no matter how much I type, the text fields remain empty. I've turned voiceover off and back on, same result. I've rebooted the phone, same result. I've tried every workaround I can think of and still can't use the keyboard in text fields. The only way I can enter text is to swipe all over the screen and hope I hit the correct letter, which is very time consuming, especially when entering said text via a bluetooth keyboard is so much faster than having to hunt and peck, so to speak. Also, it's no longer possible to move apps using the keyboard. I use the keystroke that's supposed to permit you to do this, and Voiceover gives me the "editing" prompt, but then iOS acts as if I'm not in edit mode at all. The only way now to move app's is by the old fashioned way of trying to drag the app to where you want it, which is extremely unreliable. i've also been noticing that Voiceover is a lot slower and a bit less responsive in iOS11. In fact, I've experienced more Voiceover crashes since updating to iOS11, then iOS11.01 than I have since iOS8 was first introduced in september of 2014. Unfortunately, it's probably too late for me to downgrade back to the last build of iOS10, but if it were still possible, I'd definitely do it, seeing how many bugs I've been experiencing with 11.

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Submitted by clarence carter on Sunday, October 1, 2017

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Submitted by Luke on Friday, October 20, 2017

Those sound like major issues! I am shocked nobody has responded! Is there perhaps another thread addressing the keyboard concerns, or did you get it resolved since originally posting?

Submitted by Rodger on Monday, October 23, 2017

Ever since the update I am enjoying texting less it is arduous at best it used to provide spaces when I would add new text by voice now it does not it joins the words together the screen disappears with the keyboard and does not reappear sometimes I have to go back and forth with the screens to Bring the text back so I can type again or use voice text there so many bugs I don’t know where to begin trying to put the cursor into a location often mistakes you wanting to move the text as opposed to just centering the cursor just update was ill conceived and premature before throwing it in your phones and wearing down our batteries as well not a happy Apple owner! And I been with you since the 4S
You’re destroying the enjoyment of having an Apple phone