Changing Time and Date setting to Jan 1, 1970 will brick your iPhone
Changing Time and Date setting to Jan 1, 1970 will brick your iPhone

A Bug has been found which will leave iOS devices useless if the user changes the date to January 1st, 1970 and reboots. So, we advise you don’t check out this on your device otherwise your device will be of no use. Also, don’t try to test it if you want to see the outcome of this bug, however you can watch the video of this bug in the middle of this post.



Changing Time and Date setting to Jan 1, 1970 will brick your iPhone

Some users also tried to reboot their device by connecting it to iTunes but it will not work. Users reported the only way to get their devices fixed is taking it to authorized Apple Store.

YouTube User namely Zach Straley, showing the outcome of this bug

This serious bug caught attention on reddit where people were observing this on their devices to check whether it will work or not. However, this bug works on iOS device running on iOS 8 and later versions and using 64 Bit Processor. This bug works on iPhones, iPads and iPod touches which includes iPhone 5s, 6, 6 Plus, 6s and 6s Plus, the iPad Air 2, the iPad Mini 3 and 4, and the sixth generation iPod Touch. In order to protect yourself from this bug, use automatic date and time.

Also Read: iPhones Disabled if Apple Detects Repairs Carried By Third-Party

Now the suggestion for the users who became victim of this bug, we recommend you to visit Apple Store and replace your iPhone if it is under warranty. Also, the alternate way to resolve this problem is to wait till the battery drains and then plug charger in your iPhone and reset it. Blue Screen will appear for 3 seconds after few minutes. However, this procedure worked for some people.


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