Chance Miller for 9to5Mac:
Just days after the huge root security flaw on macOS earlier this week, a growing number of iPhone and iPad users are reporting serious reboot and respring issues. The problem, detailed in a growing Reddit thread and on Twitter, seems to stem from apps that use local notifications, such as reminder applications like Headspace and Calm…
One Reddit user claims to have spoken with a senior Apple representative who informed him that the company is working on a fix.
Just spoke to a senior Apple rep and they too suggested manually setting the date to 1 day before the problem started – this was 1 Dec for me and it worked (I’m on an iPhone X running iOS 11.1.2 (15B202)) – or resetting all settings to default.
They did mention that they’re presently being flooded with calls reporting the same issue and that their ‘Engineering team’ is working on it figuring out what the problem is.
Apple is currently recommending that affected users set their device’s date back by one day. […]
‘Respring’ refers to when iPhone shows a black screen and loading indicator before taking you back to the Lock screen (not an actual reboot). It’s named after SpringBoard, the iOS system that manages the Home screen and applications.
So … what the hell is going on in Cupertino?