There's another Apple iPhone trick users should watch out for: Resetting the date to January 1, 1970 will cause it to get permanently bricked.
Apple iPhones, iPad and other iOS devices are vulnerable to the Jan 1, 1970 date bug.
After Error 53, and the website link that causes Safari to crash, Apple iPhone and other iOS users have another possible problem to watch out for. Resetting the date to January 1, 1970 in iPhones, iPads and iPods running iOS 8 and above, will cause these to get permanently bricked.
A Reddit thread discussion has highlighted the issue and based on the discussion quite a people appeared to have tried setting the date back to Jan 1, 1970. Some found that their iPhones were not rebooting. Some said that the iPhone did come back to life, but it was really laggy and slow after the ‘time-travel’.
According to the post, the issue appears with 64-bit iOS devices and even connecting the device to iTunes will not restore it to “factory defaults” and an actual physical repair is required.
Now,if you are evil then you can get your friend's ios device & change its date.
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