Ios 14.4 ipad black screen

ipads upgraded to isos 14.4. getting black background screen around video. the only way to get back to the actual screen is when you hit the volume key or if a email notification pops up.
Not a problem in 14.3.

Anyone have a similar issue? any possible work around?


we are currently using version 5.4.4

We are facing a similar issue: when attaching an OpenGL context to a component, after a few seconds everything else disappears, leaving visible only the OpenGL enabled component.

The problem affects devices with iPadOS 14.4 and any version of JUCE (tested with 5.4.5 and latest commit on development ( dbecf2472 ).

Resolved with Xcode upgrade to 12.4.

This appears to be an Apple bug in iPadOS 14.4 - I was able to reproduce the problem in a pure Obj-C app with no JUCE code.

If you disable the app’s status bar by overriding your ViewController’s prefersStatusBarHidden property to YES, then add a subview to the root view which contains an AVPlayer, then the root view will disappear (but strangely only when the native transport controls of the player fade out).


#import <UIKit/UIKit.h>
#import <AVFoundation/AVFoundation.h>
#import <AVKit/AVKit.h>

@interface ViewController : UIViewController
    AVPlayerViewController* playerViewController;



#import "ViewController.h"

@interface ViewController ()


@implementation ViewController

- (BOOL) prefersStatusBarHidden
    return YES;

- (void) viewDidLoad
    [super viewDidLoad];
    CGRect r = CGRectMake (0, 0, 500, 500);
    UIView* v = [[UIView alloc] initWithFrame: r];
    [v setBackgroundColor: [UIColor redColor]];
    playerViewController = [AVPlayerViewController new];
    NSURL* videoURL = [NSURL URLWithString: @""];
    AVPlayer* player = [AVPlayer playerWithURL: videoURL];
    playerViewController.player = player;
    [player play];
    [v addSubview: [playerViewController view]];
    [[playerViewController view] setFrame: CGRectMake (200, 200, 200, 200)];
    [self setView: v];


I’ve submitted a bug report to Apple, but in the meantime you can work around this by enabling the status bar in your app by setting UIStatusBarHidden to NO in the app’s .plist.