iPhone prank could make your device unusable

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — A digital prank making the rounds on Facebook has been ruining iPhones everywhere, and it now has Apple’s attention.

The company has acknowledged that the prank is actually a bug that will prevent your phone from restarting.

The message looks like an old Macintosh ad, and asks people to set their phone back to January 1, 1970 to experience a special feature that allows you to “relive the magic” of the past.

Indeed, when the date is set back and you restart your phone, it will leave your phone stuck on the greeting screen.

According to ZDNet, the iPhone 5 and newer, the iPad Air, the iPad Mini 2, and generation six of the iPod Touch are all at risk.

Apple is willing to provide support for anyone’s phone that has been affected.

The company also promised “an upcoming software update will prevent this issue from affecting iOS devices.”

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