You may have heard recently about ‘Error 53’ – a ‘security measure’ which kills iPhone’s which have had third-party repairs carried out on its Touch ID sensor. Now, a new bug has been discovered which will kill your iPhone.
It’s recently been discovered that setting the date of any recent iPhone to 1 January 1970 will make the iPhone unable to reboot and essentially render it useless.
Several users on Twitter and Reddit have tested the glitch and confirmed that it does in fact render an iPhone useless.
So far, we know that charging the date renders any iOS device with a 64 bit processor useless. This means; the 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.
It’s been reported that connecting it to iTunes will also not resolve the problem. The only way to get your phone back is to take it to an Apple Store.
So, if you’re told to change the date of your phone to 1 January 1970, we highly recommend you don’t – as it will kills your iPhone.