There is a glitch that exists with the iPhone 6 and 6s that when you set the date to January 1, 1970 the phone will become bricked. You might have heard of this and decided to test it yourself or maybe you are here because someone pranked you into trying it. Any ways your device is now almost useless as it wont boot up.Follow me as I show you how to fix the January 1, 1970 iPhone Glitch.
Whats this January 1, 1970 iPhone Glitch?
It seems there is a bug that exists that when an iPhone 6 or iPhone 6s date is set back to January 1, 1970 it becomes bricked. After powering off the phone it will refuse to boot back up and simply be stuck in a repeating boot loop. This involves booting up to the Apple logo and then remaining there for a few minutes and then reboot repeatedly.
How to fix this issue?
To fix this issue you will need to open the phone up and temporarily disconnect the battery that’s screwed down in place to fix the issue as directed below:
1. You will need to open your iPhone 6 or 6s by removing the first 2 screws that are at either side of the charge port.
2. Use a pair of forceps and get it between the groove in the front of the phone. Do this all around the edge and use aSuction cup to lift the front. Be careful and lift from the fingerprint scanner side up and keep the other lower side in place only raising that end.
3.You will need to unscrew the battery connector so you can disconnect the battery. You will need to remove the two screws on the right of the battery for the metal plating on the battery connector.Next disconnect it using forceps to flip it up. Leave it off for a minute and reconnect.
4. You can reassemble your phone and you are good to go.
How does this fix Work?
When the battery is disconnected the date and time will auto reset.This will cause the phone to boot normally. You will once again have access to the phone and all of its contents. You don’t have to worry as you will not lose any data.
As always if you are not confident you can fix your iPhone or don’t want to void the warranty then take it back to the Apple store for repairs. As always please leave a comment below and do share this article. You can also check out additional articles that we have.