10 Common iOS 7 Problems Faced By iPhone and iPad Users

10 Common iOS 7 Problems Faced By iPhone and iPad Users

Every new operating system has one or more issues and iOS 7 is no different in this case. There is no denying the fact that iOS 7 is buggy and awesome at the same time. Multiple bug reports keep on rolling in every day and some of these have been fixed with Apple updates. Still, there is no shortage of people encountering major problems. Here are some common problems that people keep on facing while using iOS 7 along with solutions.

iMessage or Face Time not Working

Many people have encountered problems with message delivery using iMessage. iMessage sometimes don’t deliver messages, that means useful texts essentially go nowhere. Simply go to Settings > General > Reset > Reset Network Settings to get the messages delivered. Other than that, you can turn Face Time and iMessage off and on.

Random Freezing doing/after Update

Many people have run into this glitch while trying to install the latest update, iOS 7.1.2. Just hold the sleep/wake button and the Home Button for ten seconds, till you see the Apple Logo. Your device will be rebooted. The update will install correctly after that or you may have the correct version already. Make sure to check before proceeding again from scratch.

Thieves Bypassing your Screen Lock

Most of the people are worried because of this bug. Thieves or random people can bypass the screen lock and gain access to some content like contact list. Apple has released a fix for this bug in iOS 7.1.2 update. However, you can fix this bug by going to Settings > General > Passcode Lock and turn SIRI off on your lock screen under Allow Access.

Wi-Fi Not Working or Unavailable

The problem with Wi-Fi is more likely to happen with every new platform version. Some people are complaining that they can’t connect to Wi-Fi at all, whereas others are finding that previously good connections are now a bit blistering. First of all turn on Airplane mode for a minute. Turn it off and connect to Wi-Fi now. Turn your router off for 50 seconds and switch it on again. Set up your Wi-Fi network from scratch after resetting network setting. Make sure that your router firmware is up to date or you can try a factory reset of your device.

Keyboard Lag

This one is a common problem with iPhone 4 users. But, recently a number of people reported a significant keyboard lag while typing and some serious delays while using the virtual keyboard. There is the easiest bug fix for this problem. Just go to Settings > General > Reset and tap Reset Keyboard Dictionary.

Speaker Not Working

Many people are facing problems with the speakers on Apple devices after the iOS 7 update. Some people are getting no audio from the speaker, audio is only gone when playing media and it is not working with headphones. If you’re having the problem with an iPad, try toggling the side switch. Go to Settings > General and Use Side Switch To and see if it is set to Mute. Check under Settings > General > Accessibility > Mono Audio and turn it off. Press and hold the Sleep/Wake button and the Home button to reboot your device. If your headphones are working fine then there could be a problem with the port. You could try blasting it with compressed air to see if anything is stuck in there.

Home/Sleep/Wake button Less Responsive

Some iPhone owners have found that their Home button, or Sleep/Wake button, or both, are less responsive after the iOS 7 update. It may take several button presses to register. Sometimes it will work perfectly and other times it can refuse to respond. Go to Settings > General > Accessibility and try toggling Switch Control on and off. Take it to an Apple Store and show them for a button replacement.

Unresponsive Touchscreen

There have been a few reports of people finding that the touchscreen on their iPad or iPhone is unresponsive. Sometimes after a call, or when loading or exiting an app, the screen will just stop registering any touch input. Simply launch Siri and tell it to launch an app for you. Press and hold the Home button and the Sleep/Wake button until you see the Apple logo to restart the device. Try restoring the device using iTunes.

iTunes Store keeps Crashing

Some people have reported that the iTunes Store app on their iPhone crashes when they try to open it. Open the Music app and tap Store in the upper left corner. The app will start working fine now, although the problem might reoccur. Double tap the Home button to open the multitasking menu. Close iTunes Store if it is listed. Now go to Settings > iTunes & App Store. Select your Apple ID and Sign Out. Sign in again and the app will work.


Basic Usage

Jackbeat is pretty simple to use. Browse through the main menu, it is meant to be quite obvious. The Sequence and Track buttons at the bottom of the window open the corresponding properties panel where you’ll find convenient functions.

To begin, just a load a few samples using the track panel properties or the edit menu. Then by toggling some of the buttons on the drummachine and clicking Play you shall hear some music. Well… hopefully 😉

The double function

Available in the Edit menu, Double increases the beats number by a factor of 2, and duplicates the beats data. This feature allows you to increase your workspace size, while keeping the output unchanged.

About track masking

Track masks allow you to insert silences into a track interactively. Use Shift-Click (or press N) to toggle the mask for a given beat. The corresponding track will then get muted during the duration of that beat.

Notes about export parameters

When you export the current sequence as a WAV file, you are given a choice about how to handle samples that continue playing passed the end of the sequence:

  • loop: mix at the beginning. This is optimal for playing the exported WAV file as a loop in some external software.
  • truncate: don’t play at all. This will sound like the initial sequence playback, before it has looped at least once.
  • keep: continue playing samples until they terminate. Beware that the exported file may thus be (much) longer than the sequence.

Keyboard shortcuts

You can learn about most of the keyboard shortcuts by looking at the main menu.


Mac users: use <command> instead of <control>

<space> Start/stop playback
Z Rewind
<shift><control>N Add track
<control>L Load sample
F2 Rename track
<control>Delete Remove track
M Mute/unmute track
S Toggle track solo
X Clear solo on all tracks
P Increase track volume by 0.2dB
L Decrease track volume by 0.2dB
<shift> P Increase track volume by 3dB
<shift> L Decrease track volume by 3dB
O (letter) Reset track volume to 0dB
<arrow keys>/<home>/<end> Move around in the pattern
B or <return> Toggle beat
N Toggle beat mask

OSC Interface

Your primary source of information about the supported OSC methods and events should be the OSC Preferences tab, where they’re all listed. You can also list them on the command line by using the -o switch.

The OSC Preferences also is the place where to configure input and output ports and prefixes.

Methods (receiving):

Address Arguments Description
/<sequence>/start Start sequence playback
/<sequence>/stop Stop sequence playback
/<sequence>/rewind Rewind sequence
/<sequence>/set_transport <i:respond> <i:query> Configure JACK transport handling
/<sequence>/set_bpm <f:bpm> Change BPM
/<sequence>/loop <i:state> Enable/disable looping
/<sequence>/set_track_pitch <i:track> <f:pitch> Change track pitch
/<sequence>/set_track_volume <i:track> <f:volume> Change track volume (coefficient)
/<sequence>/set_track_volume_db <i:track> <f:volume> Change track volume (decibels)
/<sequence>/mute_track <i:track> <i:state> Mute/unmute a track
/<sequence>/solo_track <i:track> <i:state> Set track solo state
/<sequence>/set_beat <i:track> <i:beat> <i:state> Enable/disable a beat
/<sequence>/mute_beat <i:track> <i:beat> <i:state> Mute/unmute a beat

Events (sending):

Address Arguments Description
/<sequence>/beat_changed <i:track> <i:beat> <i:state> A beat was toggled
/<sequence>/beat_on <i:track> <i:beat> A beat is starting to play
/<sequence>/beat_off <i:track> <i:beat> A beat has finished playing


Music Examples

Here are various music examples and compositions made with Jackbeat. You can download the JAB files to open and play with these songs in Jackbeat, or simply relax and listen to the MP3/OGG versions. Remember that JAB files are tar archives, so you can easily extract samples if you want to.

And if you make music with Jackbeat too, please send it over.

Night bells by Vincent Brigand and Olivier Guilyardi (2008)
These loops were made using Paris city as a music instrument 🙂 All samples were recorded in Paris streets by drumming on various urban elements such as semaphores, letter boxes, windows, and of course… assembled in Jackbeat.

city runner MP3 JAB
urban mystic MP3 JAB

Drum Kits by Vincent Brigand (2007)
Download samples: homson.zip (4.7M)

abstracthiphop MP3 JAB
burglar MP3 JAB
electro MP3 JAB
hardcore MP3 JAB
triphop MP3 JAB

Doy by Ken Restivo (2007) OGG JAB
This is an experiment using Jackbeat together with freqtweak, PD, AMS, and a nice keyboard improvisation. Read Ken’s blog post for more

I Want To Leave High by Guillaume Pellerin (2005) JAB
This is a DJ oriented example, which tracks are meant to be muted/unmuted.

Rock & Hip Hop loops by Rémy Lalanne (2005)

hiphop MM_break_ups JAB
hiphop afura_sacredwars_4 JAB
hiphop afura_sacredwars_8 JAB
rock drum_other JAB
rock drums_A-B-C_2+5+6 JAB
rock drums_A-B-C_3+4+7 JAB
rock drums_A-B-C_3_stick JAB
rock drums_C3_6+7_AND_C4_3 JAB
rock drums_didley JAB
rock drums_jazzy1 JAB
rock drums_rock_2-0 JAB

smooth by Olivier Guilyardi (2005) MP3 JAB
This is an initial proof of concept, using home (garden actually 🙂 recorded samples

Ticket #64 (new enhancement)

Sample compression

Reported by: olivier Owned by:
Priority: major Milestone: BlueSky
Version: 0.6.3 Keywords:


Reducing the .jab file size is useful for saving disk space but
also for sharing files over the network. Additionally, integrating
uncompression routines would allow to load some more sound file formats.

Codecs: FLAC of course, but also mp3 and Ogg, so that one can send light
.jab files by mail to some remote partner.

One way to achieve this feature would be to add configurable “helper applications”. The encoding/decoding would then simply be done by calling the command line tools with system().

Note: libs nd file seems to support transparently Ogg and FLAC formats, if
compiled for. There also is lib fish sound, which offers a high-level API
for Vorbis encoding and decoding:

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