Watching this video will crash any iPhone

Watching this video will crash any iPhone

This is because you need both your Global Positioning System activated and on and also the device screen on at the same time, which results in higher chances of crashes and overall instability.

As if there weren't enough things to make your iPhone crash, a newly discovered 5-second video is locking up and freezing iPhone's, reports The Verge. This doesn't sound good. For some reason, by playing back the video on your iOS device, it'll cause your phone to begin slowing down and eventually become unusable.

Reports claim that Android devices are not affected by the video clip, although some users have reported that watching the clip on macOS has caused their Safari browser to crash. Then, all of a sudden the device will freeze and neither your TouchID or Power button would function anymore.

There's one particular video that we've actually tested out on an iPhone this morning, but we're not going to post the full URL - we don't want to encourage the more devious amongst you to send it to your friends. It's best to avoid it, really. The only way to unfreeze a phone so indisposed is to perform a hard restart by holding down several buttons on the device at the same time. To reboot a new iPhone 7, you will need to long-press the volume-down button and power button at the same time.

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Trolls need to stop, basically. On the latest beta for iOS 10, the iPhone 7 seems to gradually slow down after opening the link, and the device is increasingly hot before ultimately displaying a spinning wheel and requiring a reboot.

As initially noted by EverythingApplePro, a corrupt.MP4 video is making It's way across the web and is being played back on a variety of devices, specifically iPhones. Past year a simple text message could disable nearly all iPhones, without the user even having to read the message.

Past problems were resolved by Apple. Then in March 2016 iPad and iPhone users faced issues with Safari which kept crashing after iOS 9.3 update. 9to5Mac speculates that the malformed video triggers a memory leak, or a failure to release temporary data generated while the video is playing.