iPad and iPhone crash video: prank or malicious attack?
A malicious video that attacks Apple software on iPhones and iPads is quickly spreading via a video link that crashes devices once watched.
About 30 seconds after the video finishes, which is a few seconds long, the user finds that their phone or iPad becomes slow and eventually crashes. This ‘iPhone crash video’, which appears to have come from Chinese video-sharing app, Miaopai, is spreading quickly with pranksters picking it up across the globe.
The good news is that it seems the crash is only temporary, and there’s a simple fix: hard reboot your device.
How to hard reboot your Apple device
To hard reboot for any Apple device up until the iPhone 7, you need to hold the home and the power buttons down for 10 seconds until you see the Apple logo appear on your screen, or for the iPhone 7 you need to hold the decrease volume and the power button down. This will then reboot your phone or iPad, which seems to fix the issue.
Here’s a YouTube video of the glitch in action on EverythingApplePro‘s YouTube channel (don’t worry, it’s not the glitch itself!), and a tutorial of how to reset your phone or iPad should it crash from this bug.
What do you think, a fun prank or a malicious attack?
We recently also covered the latest surge of the Locky virus infecting computer networks and encrypting files for ransom money.
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