In case you haven’t heard, there is a video going viral now, and it apparently has the capability to crash your iPhones.
Every single one of them.
The clip titled “Honey” is only 3 seconds long, and features a person throwing a pack of cards into the air and catching it, after which a Chinese message overlays the screen.
It looks innocuous enough, but this short clip is potent enough to lock up your iPhone afterward. Even if you realise that you’ve been pranked and try to exit the video halfway, the damage has been done.
But there is no need to freak out and run to the nearest Apple service store – just be prepared to do a hard reset.
This iPhone prank does not give preferential treatment to any iOS, but the older the iOS, the faster the phone becomes unusable. On the iOS 10.2 beta 3, the video does up its own game by not only freezing the iPhone, but also sending it into the power-off screen.
When this appears out of nowhere, you know something has messed up.
If you don’t want to risk your iPhone, but are still curious about whether or not this bug is legit, YouTuber EverythingApplePro has uploaded a video of an experiment with the bug across multiple iOSes.
The video is apparently harmless with no long term effects, and the ease with which it can be activated makes for an especially fun iPhone prank.
Though, not everyone is sharing those sentiments.
Considering the rather stimulating name of the video, perhaps as a target towards the male demographic, I almost feel cheated by the boring G-rated content of the video.
But if you feel like hitting your friend with a little scare to wake them up in the morning, here’s the link to the video.
There is no point sending it to Android users, however – it apparently has no effect whatsoever.
The iPhone seems to be particularly attractive as the butt of smartphones pranks, with an especially viral one that popped up in February just this year. The Effective Power crash was traded back and forth across iPhone users, causing recipients’ phones to reset on and off.
Even CrashSafari bug was particularly virulent towards Apple users, with their devices crashing while Android devices only became sluggish and hot.
Moral of the story? Switch to an Android – but just maybe not a Samsung for now.
Featured Image: EverythingApplePro YouTube