A bug in the iOS Control Center can cause current iPhones or iPads to hang with iOS 10.2 or later. Sometimes only a manual restart of the device will help. The current beta versions of iOS 10.3.2 are also to be affected.
A user has found the error and demonstrated it in a YouTube video. In order to crash the control center and thus the iOS device, a symbol from the three lower rows of the control center must be touched at the same time. After this, either the SpringBoard will restart itself after a short time, or the device will hang completely and will have to be restarted manually.
The error was tested by YouTube users ” Kevin N ” according to their own data with an iPhone 6 Plus under iOS 10.2, with an iPhone 6S under iOS 10.2 and 10.3.1 as well as an iPhone 5S with iOS 10.3.1. According to the blog Amiciapple.it, the current beta versions of iOS 10.3.2 are also to be affected.
Reproducible behavior without necessary reboots
ComputerBase was able to understand the behavior with an iPhone SE (test) with iOS 10.3.2 Public Beta 4: the smartphone hangs completely when touching three symbols, provided AirDrop is chosen instead of AirPlay. In this case, pressing the power button for a long time restarted the user interface without manually restarting the smartphone. On an iPhone 7 (test) the behavior shown in the video could also be adjusted after several attempts; The user interface has rebooted itself after about two seconds.
It can be assumed that Apple fixes the bug with one of the next beta versions of iOS 10.3.2. Separate updates from all iOS-10 versions are not to be expected because the error is not relevant to security.