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New iOS Control Center bug causes Apple iPhones to crash or restart

This bug is said to affect Apple iPhones running on iOS 10.3.1.

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Recently, a new bug was found in iOS that causes iPhones to crash. The bug is not a major one and is unlikely to affect most users. The issue is linked directly to Apple Control Center. So far, the bug has been found in iPhone 5s, iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus. This bug is also restricted to only those iPhones that run on iOS 10.3.1. Interestingly, there have been no reports of this bug affecting the Apple’s iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus or iPads for that matter. 

The bug was first brought to light through a YouTube video, and it affects the iPhones when the Control Center is open. On opening the menu, you find buttons for clock, calculator, camera, Night Shift and AirDrop. If you press all these buttons together, the phone freeze for a few seconds, and restarts. If you want to replicate it, ensure the timing of the three button presses are perfect. Though we would strongly advice against trying this at home.

In some cases, the phones would not turn on or resume working normally and had to then be rebooted or taken to Apple Service Centers. The chances of the bug affecting your device are extremely slim as this seems to be a result of someone ‘being bored’. ALSO READ: Samsung Galaxy On Nxt 2017 Edition launched, priced at Rs 16,900: Specifications, features

It’s a miniscule bug and chances are iPhone users have been using their devices for years before coming across the bug. This is not the first time iOS devices have suffered bugs and while some bugs have definitely been serious, this is more of a fun attempt or experiment users might try with their device or someone else’s device. It is unclear if Apple will acknowledge the tiny matter and issue an update for the same.

  • Published Date: April 25, 2017 4:49 PM IST