Apple’s working on an update to stop people deliberately bricking their iPhones

Apple’s working on an update to stop people deliberately bricking their iPhones

Apple has said it’s going to roll out an update that stops people from deliberately rendering their iOS devices useless by setting the time and date back to a specific point.

The problem hit headlines last week and despite plenty of people saying that setting your time and date to May, 1970 or earlier ruins your phone, plenty more went ahead and did it anyway.

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There’s no definitive date on Apple’s support page for when the update will roll out, but just do your best to resist the temptation of deliberately breaking your phone until it does, eh.

➤ If you changed the date to May 1970 or earlier and can’t restart your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch [Apple Support via 9to5Mac]

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