UIImagePickerController crashes when asking for photo access

Number:rdar://15077496 Date Originated:9/25/2013
Status:In Progress Resolved:
Product:iOS 7 SDK Product Version:iPad
Classification: Reproducible:Always
Jeff Johnson25-Sep-2013 10:58 AM

This appears to only happen when presented from a UIBarButtonItem
Jeff Johnson25-Sep-2013 10:34 AM

UIImagePicker controller crashes when asking the user to grant photo access. Crash log is here: http://crashes.to/s/edf2e71d9a5

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Reset location and privacy to factory defaults via the settings app.
2. Open You Doodle from the app store
3. Tap the image icon (3rd from left on bottom toolbar)
4. Choose insert (foreground)
5. Choose camera roll
6. Alert shows that asks for photo access. Grant access.
7. Crash

Expected Results:
Shouldn't crash

Actual Results:

iOS 7.0 GM

No work around found now. User has to restart the app and try the operation again.

Happens on all iOS 7 iPads



Crash has been worked around in You Doodle and fixed


@JJXtra how did you work around the issue? Did it require adding AssetsLibrary.framework?

By peter.kamb at Dec. 18, 2013, 10:41 p.m. (reply...)

Link to SO question and associated solution


Take a look at the StackOverflow question where this all started. I have a workaround posted there.


By kurtzmarc at Feb. 5, 2014, 2:59 p.m. (reply...)

This also happens when presenting the UIImagePicker from a Rect and is not restricted to UIBarButtonItem.

By n.t.hazlett at Oct. 7, 2013, 4:58 a.m. (reply...)

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