Setting your iPhone date to 1970 destroys its usability

Setting your iPhone date back to 1970 will brick the device - don't do it!

@smithymayo
Published Mon, Feb 15 2016 6:29 AM CST   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 12:01 PM CST

In somewhat of an anti-Easter Egg finding, recent reports have shown that setting the date on your iPhone 5s (or newer) to Janurary 1, 1970 will ensure the device becomes quite useless.

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There have recently been some images circulating on the internet saying that setting your phone to this date will ensure a fresh old school Apple logo will be displayed. This is a lie and setting your iPhone's date to 1970 will make sure that your device is unusable - being bricked without repair.

There's currently no fix for this issue, the easiest way to keep your iPhone working is by simply not changing the date.

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