There are many ways iPhone users can unintentionally brick their devices, but YouTuber Zach Straley may have just discovered the quickest way to turn your beautiful iPhone into a worthless slab of metal, glass, and silicone.
Set your iPhone’s date to January 1, 1970 and your device will become nothing better than a paperweight. The bug was supposedly found by a Chinese iPhone users who was trying to solve a date issue with iOS 9.3 beta 3. Not even a DFU restore will bring the device back to life once you set the time back to 1970 and reboot.
The bug effects all iPhones with a 64-bit CPU — A7, A8, A8X, A9 and A9X chips — but it doesn’t matter which version of iOS is running.
Good news is that, This bug does not effect i-devices running on 32-bit.
Possible solutions :
- Change the Sim card – With this solution you can go to settings and change the date.
- Wait for 5 hours, but the device will be too slow to operate. But immediately go to settings and change the clock.
- Remove battery and your i-phone is back to normal.
Best Fix for the bricked iPhone by date bug
All you need to do is disconnect the battery from the iPhone and connect it again. Unfortunately, iPhones come with in-built battery, so you will need a screw driver to open it. However, you need to be careful while doing this. Once done, your iPhone would be as good it was before, and no data will be lost. If you don’t have an Apple store near you or you don’t have much time to visit the store and get it checked, this is the best solution. However, if you are worried about the warranty stuff or don’t want to do it yourself, then you can visit Apple Store.
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