Don't fall victim to the newest iPhone prank

By Marni Dixit February 15, 2016
Don't fall victim to the newest iPhone prank

Great, just ANOTHER iPhone prank to watch out for...

A bug on iPhones means that if you, for some reason, change the date on your iPhone to January 1, 1970, your iPhone, iPad and iPod touch will crash.

The bug has been found in phones with operating systems of 8.0 upwards that sees them go haywire when set to the date.

According to Daily Mail, pranksters on 4chan have been telling people to "warp back in time with a classic Macintosh theme to relive the magic on your iPhone" by changing the date on their iPhones and "prepare for a wild ride."

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Pranksters tell iPhone users to change the date on their iPhone


Apparently, the phone is not immediately affected by the prank, but once the phone is turned off and on it fails to reboot and stays on the Apple logo greeting screen.

Plugging it into a computer won't help either, a physical fix needs to take place where the battery is removed before it will become operational again.

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