iOS/iPadOS

Post Date: Saturday, September 14, 2019

On occasion, when you double-tap on an icon on the home screen in order to open an app, VoiceOver will stop speaking and become unresponsive for a short time, usually about ten to fifteen seconds.

Post Date: Wednesday, September 16, 2015

In the News app that’s new in iOS 9, a 2-finger swipe down (to have VoiceOver ‘read all from current position’) inside a story will sometimes cause VoiceOver to crash and restart.

Post Date: Saturday, September 14, 2019

Even if you have added this to a customized command or gesture, though the chane in the item being watched is spoken, there is no indication for braille users that the element being watched has changed

Post Date: Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Upon first downloading the Alex TTS Voice, VoiceOver fails to switch automatically from the voice in use while the Alex download was in progress.

Post Date: Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Audio levels don’t always return to correct level after being interrupted by VoiceOver when audio ducking is enabled.

You may be listening to music. The audio level is reduced when VoiceOver needs to announce something. But, after the announcement, the audio level stays at the ‘ducked’ level rather than reverting back to the previous level.

Post Date: Tuesday, September 19, 2017

On occasions, audio will begin to break up and "crackle (this has been seen with the device's internal speaker, and when playing audio through a connected speaker or headset)." We have found that toggling VoiceOver off and back on again will typically resolve this issue.

Post Date: Thursday, November 7, 2019

When using an app and a banner notification is displayed, you may find that on occasions the banner will remain on screen until you either interact with it or switch to another app or the Home screen.

Note that this is when you have the banner style set to be ‘temporary’, which means that it should only be displayed on screen for 2-3 seconds before automatically being hidden.

This appears to be a VoiceOver-specific issue, as we have not seen reports of sighted users encountering this behaviour.

Post Date: Monday, March 27, 2017

Things appear to work as expected if, after triggering the 3D Touch menu, you keep your finger pressed to the screen and drag to locate a menu item by touch or perform a very distinct swipe gesture to move VoiceOver focus. However, anything else (such as lifting your finger and then trying to locate a menu item by touch) may result in one of the menu items being triggered with no input from you.

Post Date: Wednesday, September 16, 2015

If you are using a bluetooth device and VoiceOver is turned off or crashes, you may find that you need to reconnect your audio device before VoiceOver will once again use it for output. Bluetooth devices also disconnect when other audio controls are activated such as the VoiceOver Rotor ‘Audio Ducking’ and ‘Audio Destination’.

Post Date: Sunday, February 22, 2015

In some apps, the "Go", "Search", or similar button in the bottom right of the keyboard remains dimmed if you have entered text only using Braille Screen Input. You must type a character using the on-screen keyboard before you can activate the button.

Post Date: Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Braille displays will disconnect if you are in Airplane mode and have re-enabled bluetooth. The display will work normally until the screen is locked; when you unlock the screen, you will find that your Braille display does nothing and needs to be reconnected.

Post Date: Thursday, February 19, 2015

In Safari, you can't enter text using braille screen input on webpages. Braille works in the address/search field, but go to a webpage with a text field and start editing it (say a login or search field). Switch to braille input and try to type something: either you get nothing, or you get responses as though Quick Nav were on, even though this is not a hardware keyboard. While this is a great feature for jumping around a webpage, it should be disabled when you are editing.

Post Date: Wednesday, September 16, 2015

When adding a new event to the Calendar app, the names in the list of calendars that you can select to add the event have some extraneous text (the calendar name followed by something like "png, clear, crisp, image").

Post Date: Tuesday, September 19, 2017

As of iOS 11, Home Screen icons are managed using a new "Drag" option accessed through the VoiceOver Actions menu. If you start performing a drag, and then use the "Cancel Drag" option from the Actions Menu, you will commonly find that the item initially marked for dragging ends up in a different location on the Home Screen to where it was at the start.

Post Date: Tuesday, September 13, 2016

In the native Home app that’s new in iOS 10, the list of people who have shared access to control accessories is read by VoiceOver as one item. As a result, you cannot access a specific user to view or edit their permissions.

Post Date: Tuesday, February 17, 2015

When double-tapping on the name of a contact in App Switcher to reveal the available contact options, VoiceOver does not announce the identifying label when there are multiple options for the same contact method - for example, home, work and cellular telephone numbers will all be read as simply "phone call".

Post Date: Tuesday, February 17, 2015

After pressing the Home button to move away from an app, the device will occasionally become unresponsive for anything up to 30 seconds.

Post Date: Tuesday, September 19, 2017

If you use the VoiceOver Actions Menu in the App Switcher to close the app that you were just using, you will commonly find that your device will crash and respring. This does not occur if you close other apps.

Post Date: Wednesday, February 18, 2015

In some circumstances, it is not possible to move app icons on the Home screen. This seems to be particularly problematic for those located in the row of icons directly above the Dock.