Warning: 5-second video can freeze your iPhone

iPhone-killing video leaves iOS devices slow and unresponsive, but damage it not permanent

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Warning: 5-second video can freeze your iPhone The bug is not permanent and if users have faced this problem, a simple reset or reboot of the device which ensure functionality. (Getty Images)
By  Aasha Bodhani Published  November 23, 2016

A corrupt 5-second video link has surfaced where it has the capability to slow down and crash any iOS device.

The video, which was uncovered by Reddit users, is a MP4 link and by clicking and watching the video in Safari users will face a freeze on any Apple device, including its iPhone, iPad and iPod models. Users will experience a shutdown on the Home button, power button and furthermore the touchscreen will be unresponsive.

A video from EverythingApplePro shows that viewing the video will cause the device to overload, but it is not clear why this happens. Watch EverythingApplePro demonstrate what happens when users what the video here.

The bug is not permanent and if users have faced this problem, a simple reset or reboot of the device which ensure functionality. On iPhone 6S, 6S Plus and older, users will need to press down the power and home buttons until the Apple logo appears, whereas iPhone 7 and 7 Plus owners will need to press down the power and down volume buttons.

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