Since iOS 11.2 all the way through 12.2 beta 4, if you post or discard a comment on any post on any SE community, the screen will turn white. This has been ongoing continuously for a year now, and it affects both the SE app and the SO app.

You can go back to the previous screen and open the question again, and everything appears as normal. You can also rotate the screen to get the text to come back. Using the arrows to navigate between the question and answers updates the HUD, but the screen remains white unless one of the above is done to get the text back.

white screen after posting a comment

UPDATE: After posting anything (comment, answer), the screen goes all white except for the sidebar. Perhaps it is intentional, but I prefer last week’s behavior of going back to the content. Not major, since the sidebar icons still work.

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    same issue reported for SO App here
    – Suraj Rao
    Commented Nov 14, 2017 at 4:49
  • @SurajRao If that’s also reporting for SE, should these threads be merged?
    – DonielF
    Commented Dec 21, 2017 at 18:10
  • @DonielF that's not possible, because that issue is reported on another site.
    – Glorfindel Mod
    Commented Dec 21, 2017 at 20:44
  • @Glorfindel Ah. Missed that. Just saw “Meta Stack” and assumed the last word was “Exchange.” :)
    – DonielF
    Commented Dec 21, 2017 at 20:45
  • This also happens if you discard a comment instead of posting it. Commented Mar 7, 2018 at 10:15
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    @Tim Really no point in putting up a bounty. Development work on the mobile apps is on hiatus. Commented Mar 9, 2018 at 22:45
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    @Ano Then they should take the time to roll back 1 version. I'm gonna kick up a stink about this because the app is my main interface. This bug is unacceptable.
    – Tim
    Commented Mar 9, 2018 at 22:47
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    @Tim this is the rare case when Android app is better than for an iOS. Consider the changing you mobile platform :) My apologies for mockery in advance. Commented Mar 12, 2018 at 14:26
  • I've hit this a few times recently.
    – Jeremy
    Commented Mar 12, 2018 at 14:41
  • @Jeremy maybe you can have some influence, favors to redeem, etc? All it takes is few moments of Brian's time (I bet he already fixed this bug on his dev environment), and the critical part is management authorization to push the fix. Commented Mar 12, 2018 at 14:50
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    @ShadowWizard I'm doubtful it would make a difference, so I'm afraid I'm selfishly saving whatever influence I have for issues that personally effect me more than this. =P
    – Jeremy
    Commented Mar 12, 2018 at 14:54
  • This also occurs on the iPad. Commented Mar 14, 2018 at 15:58
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    @SonictheInclusiveWerehog does stopping development mean stopping buxfixes too? Is the app status detailed on meta somewhere you can link?
    – user343082
    Commented Sep 26, 2018 at 14:55
  • @DoritoStyle Apparently, since I posted this a year ago with no improvement since then.
    – DonielF
    Commented Sep 26, 2018 at 14:56
  • @DoritoStyle Yep. No new updates except to fix absolutely critical bugs (app stops working entirely, major security flaw, etc.) Commented Sep 26, 2018 at 15:21


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