The glitch apparently causes users’ iPads to reboot, prompting a white start up screen with a black Apple logo for white iPad models and a black screen with white Apple logo on black devices.
Reports of the iOS 7 home screen crash can be traced as far back as September on forums, and the reports have since appeared on social media outlets.
Some users claim the bug affects devices running iOS 7 that have less than 30% battery life remaining.
According to an article from Mashable, Apple has announced that help is on the way with a software update which will address the issue. The update may arrive alongside iOS 7.1, a new version of this operating system that will also bring a few interface changes in addition to the software patch.
Apple has not given an official release date for the update, but a spokesperson was quoted as stating that it will arrive with the next software update.