Apple iOS freezing in just three clicks; find out which iPhones affected by the ‘bug’

By: | Published: April 25, 2017 6:25 PM

The bug in Apple iOS devices can reportedly freeze most of the new iPhones out there. But is there a need to panic?

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Users of Apple iPhones with the new OS should beware now. A new bug has been reported in iOS devices, and it can freeze the iOS devices in just three clicks and the user will be forced to restart the phone in order to use it again. The bug would not have been a big issue if not uncovered, yet it is a problem nonetheless. If you follow the exact set of steps, you can freeze your iPhone. According to a 9to5Mac report, the bug affects all iOS devices running iOS 10.2 and above. The report added that the latest iOS 10.3.2 beta has not fixed the bug either, while there may be other devices too which might get affected by the ‘bug’. The new ‘bug’ in iOS devices can be seen in a YouTube video too.

The bug was first spotted by AmiciApple. To find out what the bug is, open the Control Panel on your iOS device, and click on three continuous rows at the same time. Users will have to use three fingers in order to activate the bug, and it may work only after a few attempts. The bug, when tried, has reportedly made most of the new iPhones out there get frozen. But there is no need to panic yet, as it does not really cause any more problems. This is not an issue which will affect you all the time, but someone might play a prank on you. You can either restart/respring the iPhone of it may get restarted/rebooted automatically, but it is advisable to not try the bug as it might affect the phone in a way we don’t know yet.

If you want to, check out how to freeze the Apple iPhone here:

It is not a severe problem in your iPhone, yet isn’t it intriguing to know how such occurrences happen? As you can check in the video, it is understandable that the issue might not crop up automatically unless someone tells you the process. It won’t even happen accidentally. New operating systems are bound to have some bugs when launched but those go away in time. According to earlier reports, once a text doing the rounds in iPhones of the world caused them to crash. Something similar yet less effective came to light this year too, according to 9to5Mac. It is unclear whether Apple will address this small issue in any way.

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