iOS 7.0.6 randomly turns off, hope in 7.1

By Daniel Chubb - Mar 5, 2014

The problems seen when iOS 7.0.6 randomly turns off with iPad and iPhone should be fixed by iOS 7.1, say Apple, but this news hasn’t gained a lot of confidence with users. The reason some people have doubts is due to reports that iOS 7.1 beta 4 or 5 didn’t fix the random shut off issues.

We have heard from a number of Product Reviews readers in regard to this very issue and we should point out that this problem has been around since the initial iOS 7 release date, but recent tests reveal it’s still an issue.

In a hands-on this week, we’ve seen iOS 7.0.6 randomly turn off on an iPad mini and iPhone 4S, although our readers have confirmed the same problem with iPhone 5S as well. It doesn’t just happen at the homescreen, but a pattern reveals low battery life might have something to do with it.


Apple stated just over a month ago that the abrupt soft reboots will be addressed in a future iOS 7 update. This hasn’t happened up to at least iOS 7.1 beta 4, so with the public release due in a matter of days there’s some users worrying it won’t happen. “My iPhone 5S randomly turns off with iOS 7.0.6 and even the iOS 7.1 beta 4”, said one Product Reviews reader. Another added, “When my battery drops just below 30 percent I get a shut down sometimes, although it is random in terms of this not happening every time”.

You won’t need to look far in forums to see that the latest public update has the problem as seen in this comment, “Since I updated my iPhone to iOS 7.0.6 it has randomly rebooted on 2 occasions, which is the first time this has happened to me other than on my iPad once”.

Have you experienced random reboots in iOS 7? If so, what version were you using and was it on an iPad or iPhone?

Leave your comments below and we will update our readers if confirmation arrives of a permanent fix in iOS 7.1.

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  • Tariq Cherkaoui

    my iphone 4s ios 7.1 would randomly turn off at 30% of the battery after updating it from 7.0.4.

  • Andrew

    My iphone 5 which I updated to 7.0.6 update has stopped crashing when I switched off 4G and Mobile Data but am still not happy I have just tried to update 7.1 but I keep getting errors.

  • Lucas

    Hi I’m using an iPhone 4 on 7.0.6 and it crashes and reboots many times every day. Sometimes it needs to be plugged to a power source, and will go off immediately and be unable to start up unless it is plugged to the power source. Super irritating as it goes off as often as once every 5 minutes.

  • Andrew

    Hi all my iphone 5 is reboting every so often i know when it’s about to this as a sort film darkens the screen. The battery percentage doesn’t while charging until the phone rebots. The usage and standby display two dashes. I wish i didn’t up my phone 7.0.6 now!

  • quakan

    iPhone 5
    – iOS 7.0.6
    – Random reboots several times a day (colors slowly wash out from the screen then the Apple logo shows up and it restarts)
    – Battery percentage does not update itself anymore (i.e – it will read 100% all day unless the phone is restarted and then it will show the current percentage and become stuck again)

    • Coffeedog

      Hello Quakan…..Just updated my Iphone5 to IOS 7.1. Now I am having the same problems with frozen battery meter and colors slowly washing out to Apple logo every two minutes. Just wondering if you ever found a fix. Have a great day!

      • quakan

        I took it to Apple and they replaced my iPhone. They said my logic board was prematurely going bad.

  • From buy Apple to bye Apple!

    Since IOS 7.0.6 phone is useless, constant switch off always though of Apple as quality, but have British Leyland view of quality testing,: release and let public test. No prizes for what happened to them. They are the next Blackberry. RIP Apple.

  • Peter

    Same here after I updated to ios 7.0.6 on my 5s I have been having multiple restarts from any app or even from home screen, not to talk of the battery issue that is draining instantly, ios 7.0.4 or 7.0.5 did not have these issues especially the baterry drain, it is horrible shame on apple

  • annoyed

    My reboots (goes to black screen with apple) usually happen when I am switching between apps. This happens multiple times a day. I have not associated it with low battery but I will keep an eye on that the next time. Ipad running 7.0.6

  • worried

    My iPhone already shut down twice today (which it did never before), while attached to the charger, so it can’t be related to low battery.
    I have installed iOS 7.0.6 on my iPhone 5C.

  • paulchat

    my ipad mini has been randomly skipping apps, opening sections of apps etc since i downloaded the upgrade to ios 7.06. i am no happy.

  • Chemwa

    I have a Ipad Mini I updated to 7.0.6 and now all it does is restart over and over, My battery is 100% so battery life isn’t and issue on mine. This is BS my mini was only a year old this Feb. I will never update is they fix this with the next update, I never had a problem before this.

  • Haggis

    Been getting random, and extremely frustrating reboots, ever since ios7
    Now on 7.0.6 and STILL getting them.

    Previously my ipads have been rock solid, now its a random reboot at least once every few days.

  • hitesh v

    updated my iphone 5 to ios 7.0.6, now the battery life even more worst. miss ios 6 its battery life was awesome. now days i charge my phone twice or thrice

  • The Duece

    Updated my I phone 5s to 7.0.6, now it will not sync with my cars navigation?

  • Closet geek

    Ever since ios7.0.6 my iPhone 5 has been crashing randomly. Sometimes I’m in the middle of an app, sometimes in safari, sometimes just on the page view. It never happened prior to this update. It goes black then reboots quickly. Doesn’t even seem like a regular reboot as it’s faster and doesn’t seem to be cycling all the way or something.
    Not sure if battery is related but it happened today with battery about 40%. I’ll pay closer attention to that in the future. No iPad issues as of yet and it’s been updated.
    No talk-to-text issues for me. At least that works ok.

  • BabyD33

    I am running IOS 7.0.6 on an iPhone 5s, my phone has had random shut offs that started with the 7.0.6 update. I have not payed enough attention to confirm that a low battery causes or worsens the problem, but it definitely started with this update. Also my TALK TO TEXT (NOT USING SIRI) has also started failing ALOT since the update. I never had a problem with this EVER! Talk to text worked 100% of the time until 7.0.6. Has anyone else had the Talk To Text problem. -note: Talk To Text meaning while in a text message, clicking on the microphone to begin talking, and then clicking done for your message to appear ready to send. When i click dont, I get the loading wheel for approximately 1-2 minutes until the phone gives up. A Shut Down and Reboot solves this problem, but only for a few uses and then back to malfunctioning.

  • Matthew

    My iPod Touch 5 would shut off randomly on iOS 7.0.4 while using day to day apps, but very few times.

    • Jackson_C

      It is driving me absolutely mad. It is rebooting randomly and the battery has 25% of the life it used to. It will “soft”reboot while i am on a call. 10 seconds later it comes back and the call is still connected. What the….suggestions please!!!!!?