Currently Being ModeratedNov 11, 2013 6:13 AM (in response to epistrophy)
Interesting I'll have to turn off the motion graphics to see if it goes (although I've moved my apps about so can't see it at the moment). Are you getting the white burst when you use spotlight search? I was, but only on certain pages (it only affected the same pages that were affected by the fingerprint ID). I have tried another phone which reacts in the same way as mine (I put my back up onto it) however if I set the phone up as new and them manually download each app, the phone seemed to be fine (but I didn't get to the stage as having as many apps on it that mine has. I have 9 pages of apps, with lots of folders being used on a page with loads of apps on). So I'm thinking is it the amount of apps that's causing the problem, or a corrupt backup. Either way, I don't want to delete the apps as I do use them, and I don't want to do another restore as it took 2days to get it up and running as itunes didn't copy across my music and videos and had to be done manually.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 15, 2013 7:24 AM (in response to erniecam)
It seems the flash of white or blue light in the upper corner is related to the layouts of the applications. White background apps like Calender cause it when they are in the upper outer corner. Moving the apps around allows me to adjust the effect from right to left of both. changing locations on one screen also affects other screens. The most reliable trigger for me to see this effect is starting and closing Calculator from the lower screen control panel function (dont know this new feature's name). I did try to replicate the flash on my wife's iPhone 5s 64 (silver) which she got in September and it does not do it. I got the Gold 64 yesterday.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 15, 2013 11:24 AM (in response to pawdwrth)
Have you tried putting your backup onto your wife's phone (which in theory should then make your wife's phone suffer the white burst of light phenomenon). Also if you put your wife's backup onto your phone is your phone then ok (no white burst of light). I did the same test (with the two phones), and that was the the result I got, which seemed to prove that the "white light" phone wasn't faulty.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 15, 2013 2:36 PM (in response to erniecam)
I am now running iOS 7.0.4 on my iPhone 5S. I haven't seen the white light in the top left corner of the screen for a while now.
I wonder if one of the recent updates to iOS addressed this?
I wonder if having just a single app (not a folder) in the top left corner "fixed" it?
I wonder if having just a single app that has a fairly light icon "fixed" it?
Whatever is going on, I have not noticed any light in that corner for a while now and I DEFINITELY did notice it earlier.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 16, 2013 7:20 AM (in response to Mr. Luigi)
I've just updated to 7.0.4 and rearranged the icons to when I saw the white burst of light. The update hasn't fixed the problem, so I've rearranged the icons back again.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 16, 2013 7:44 AM (in response to julie149)
Same here. The update did not address the flashing light issue. I'm still resorting to re-positioning the icons. So far, I noticed that the green icons with white centers cause the flashing white light effect (Messages and FaceTime). I also noticed that this effect does not occur when I manually unlock the phone by entering my passcode. It only occurs when using the fingerprint sensor to unlock. Strange.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 16, 2013 8:59 AM (in response to erniecam)
Well, it appears the issue still exists but careful choosing of the icon that goes in the top left corner is a "fix."
I have the Sirius XM app icon there now. It is mostly white with a bit of blue writing. I guess that is why it appeared the problem had gone away.
Before changing to the Sirius XM icon from a Folder in that location, my experience was similar to epistrophy above. The flash only occurred when I used the fingerprint sensor.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 16, 2013 9:11 AM (in response to Mr. Luigi)
Can anyone confirm that the white burst also happens with spotlight search, or is this only happening on my phone?
Currently Being ModeratedJan 7, 2014 6:36 AM (in response to erniecam)
Does anyone know if Apple is aware of this problem and planning on fixining?
Currently Being ModeratedMar 12, 2014 9:20 PM (in response to julie149)
Yes the I get the flash burst of light with spotlight and also upon entering the lock code. I also get it sometimes switching between apps or photo's. I posted a question concerning these issues no one has answered as of yet. Your not alone ;) V
Currently Being ModeratedMar 13, 2014 1:45 AM (in response to erniecam)
Ok guys. I found the solutions (workaround would be a fairer word). Just move you apps around on the home screen. Probably one the icon (because of the colours or design) is making the iPhone to show the light.