VoiceOver bugs I’m experiencing on iPhone and iPad

iOS and iPadOS

Hey guys, new to the forums. Was wondering if anyone experiences any of these two issues, Safari constantly freezing, and when you use dictation to fill in and edit field box and when you're done dictating and tap done it actually deletes the text it just wrote? Seems like the faster these phones and tablets are getting, the slower and more unreliable voiceover is getting.



Submitted by Isaac Hebert (not verified) on Thursday, March 26, 2015

I don't experience the dictation bug you speak of but safari freezing I do experience especially when using the back button to go back a page.

Submitted by Tarbaby on Tuesday, April 7, 2015

and as for the Browser freezing it happens to me in whichever browser I'm using, not just safari. The app actually crashes and I have to force the app closed and wait a while for my iPad or iPhone to unfreeze. Also, there are many websites where this does not happen at all. And some websites where it happens rarely. But other websites where it happens a lot making them virtually unusable. We have looked at this problem from many angles and it seems to be related to voiceover. Maybe something to do with the way the current version of the operating system buffers. this malfnction began for me when the operating system went to 8.0.

Submitted by Mustang on Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Yes, The majority of this BS I believe started with iOS seven. Or at least in my experience that's when things really started to go down the crapper... Hard to believe things will get any better anytime soon.

Submitted by Darren12 on Tuesday, April 7, 2015

I understand your frustration. For web browsing, you may want to try chrome, I used to find it particularly unresponsive, especially when loading pages, but since 8.2, it is now running fabulously for me. No back button crashes, and it seems to be slick and responsive. They have confirmed to Applevis that many of the issues we've been experiencing will be fixed in a subsequent update coming later in the spring.

Submitted by Pangeran Satrya Indra Tjahyadi on Tuesday, April 7, 2015

One bug that i found in Safari and VO is: when we find an article on a webpages and we want to copy all of that text in to clipboard, by using rotor to find edit, and than flick up or down until VO says select all, in iOS 8-8.2 we can't do that..

Submitted by Mustang on Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Voice over in general has gotten slow not as snappy as it used to be. If you move too quickly the phone or tablet tend to freeze up sometimes, not what it used to be.

Submitted by Justin on Wednesday, April 8, 2015

I haven't had the dictation bug, but on my 4S that i sued a couple years ago, even under iOS 7 it was sluggish. It doesn't seem sluggish at all on my 5s with 8.2. Safari works well for me. The select all and copy thing work for me as I use a bluetooth keyboard most of the time anyway so I don't see this come up on my end.