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Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Viral video will crash your iPhone

A viral video titled "Honey" has been making the rounds that when played will freeze or lock up your iPhone after about 10 seconds, according to the Verge.

The bug seems to affect most iPhones even with the latest iOS 10.1 or 10.2 beta installed.

The video, which can be shared via a link, seems to cause the iPhone to slow down after about 10 seconds and eventually freeze it – this will happen even if you closed the video midway.

Pressing any button (including the power button) or tapping the screen will no longer work – the only way to recover your iPhone is to warm reset (some call it hard reset) it.

If you have an iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus, a warm reset is initiated by holding down the power button and the volume down button until you see the Apple logo. If you have any other iPhone, the warm reset is initiated by holding down the Home and the power buttons for a few seconds until you see the Apple logo.

Apple has yet to release a patch to fix this issue so be careful if you receive any video links in your messaging apps and remember that if it happens, you can simply warm reset your iPhone to get it to work again.

Be careful though because at this point it's unclear if the video is doing more than just freezing your iPhone.

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