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Change Your iPhone, iPad’s Date To This Day And Your Device Is Finished

Simply changing your 64-bit iOS device to this one day will see the activation of an iPhone bug that will absolutely brick your device, leaving you with nothing left to do but throw it through the window of your closest Apple Store.

Change Your iPhone, iPad's Date To This Day And Your Device Is Finished

iPhone bug – Just Bizarre, Don’t try this at home with the date

Bugs, quirks, jailbreaks, coding errors are all a sign of the times, but an iOS user has stumbled across one of the most bizarre things I’ve ever heard of when it comes to destroying your phone. You’ve likely heard the expression, “Curiosity kills the cat.” But, in this case curiosity and checking to see that I’m telling the truth will effectively make your iPhone or iPad completely useless.

And don’t try it with your friends either if you’re unwilling to take me at my word. I would say, “Go ahead and try this with a device that meets the specs I’ll describe in a moment to an enemy’s device but don’t even think I’ll respond to threats or a potential lawsuit, when I’ve already made this disclaimer. There’s not a judge, including Judge Judy, that will hear your case.

If you were to go to Settings > General > Date & Time on any 64-bit iOS device (no matter what iOS it’s running) and change the device’s date to January 1st, 2000, you’re half-way there to ruining your iOS device permanently.

The second step is shockingly similar. Once again, go to Settings > General > Date & Time on any 64-bit iOS device (no matter what iOS it’s running) and now change the date to January 1st, 1973.

Congratulations, your phone is now ruined. There is no way back. Not wiping your phone and restoring it to factory default settings, not putting it in DFU mode and restoring it with iTunes. (While you can get to that point, it will simply stop at the Apple logo and never restart again.

You can’t be serious?

I am. This will happen on any 64-bit iOS device you do this to and there is no return.

That is any of the following chips..A7, A8, A8X, A9, or A9X on any iPad, iPhone, or iPod Touch. Full Stop.

I’m not making this stuff up and don’t expect Apple to roll-out a big fix because you went ahead and did what you were told not to with your device.

iPhone date bug: Never set this date on your iPhone – January.1st.1970.Share with your friends who owns an iPhone.

Posted by Sheeraz Raza on Thursday, February 11, 2016