Latest iOS bug causes your iPhone to freeze when you tap a specific button combo in Control Center

Latest iOS bug causes your iPhone to freeze when you tap a specific button combo in Control Center
Old-school gamers, do you remember using game cheats and 'unlock' codes on SEGA consoles back in the days? Who doesn't, right? You basically had to enter a specific menu in the given game, and then perform a combo button press, doing seemingly ineffective commands on your joystick, resulting in unlimited life or an unlocked new level, for example. Fun times. 

A publication on an Italian Apple-focused website from yesterday, reports an iPhone bug that can be 'unlocked', using said illogical combos of commands and actions. The site uploaded a YouTube video, showing a phone that completely freezes, when you tap certain buttons on the iOS control panel. What you need to do to freeze your phone is pull out the Control Center screen, then tap simultaneously on a key from the bottom row (Alarm, Calculator, Camera), the Night Shift button, and the AirDrop key. What happens then is that the screen will stay in with the Control Center open and will become irresponsive. After some time, the system 're-springs' and returns you to your home screen, prompting for a code. 

It's plainly obvious that pressing all these keys at once is unlikely in normal use, and is unlikely that the bug will even be spotted by many iPhone owners. The issue, however, affects even recent iOS versions, such as the 10.3.2 beta. Nonetheless, you can safely 'test' the bug on your phone, like we know you are itching to do, without having to worry about messing your phone long-term.


source: AmiciApple via 9To5Mac

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33 Comments

1. kiko007

Posts: 7518; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

"It's plainly obvious that pressing all these keys at once is unlikely in normal use, and is unlikely that the bug will even be spotted by many iPhone owners." Lol... then why even post this article? Whatever, it'll be patched next week at the latest.

7. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

PA scour YouTube to find any Apple or Samsung related videos and post it here just to get clicks. This isn't news. On the other article, gain 35% more battery when you dial 83927372294 in your dialer.

19. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

I'm on beta 3 of 10.3.2 and it's already fixed lol, maybe it still happens on beta 4 because Apple does that sometimes.

2. Export

Posts: 98; Member since: Apr 24, 2017

PA thinks we have never seen a phone freeze before, I'll pass. Haha

3. peace247 unregistered

Ios=bugs Then perpetual updates creating even more bugs.

5. kiko007

Posts: 7518; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Android= no updates at all Leading to massive security holes.

9. Panzer

Posts: 282; Member since: May 13, 2016

I get monthly security updates on my ATT Note 5 and got them on my International S7 Edge until I rooted. More concerned about security patches then the latest Android build. Samsung usually has those features baked in before stock Android gets them. Why have I never heard of someone getting there identity stolen from using an Android device. It could happen it might have happened on one of the billions of Android devices out there. More likely to get your data hacked from a website with poor security. And if the NSA wants to track you they can on all devices. Buy want you want but if you think your IOS device invulnerable to data breaches I have a bridge to sell you too.

23. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

People who don't even use Android phones make BS claims. Some get updated faster than others, they all do et updated depending on what the update is. Security updates come fair often when and if needed. Firmware updates take longer. Apple makes all security and firmware updates look the same, so the iFools have no idea what they are getting. They see an update and dance in circles tossing glitter in the air to their God. lol Even with the fact Amndroid device shave more featuires vs iPhones, Android phone shave less problems between the too. Showing that 100% control over hardware and osftware means absolutely NOTHING. Search Results Study finds that iPhone performance is far less reliable than Android ... bgr.com/2017/02/28/iphone-v-android-performance-fa​ilure-rates/ Feb 28, 2017 - Not only that, but the failure rate experienced by iOS users has only increased ... rate on Apple's iPhone is far greater than it is on competing Android devices. ... including camera problems, touchscreen malfunctions, battery ... New study finds iPhones fail far more often than Android devices – BGR bgr.com/2016/11/17/iphone-vs-android-reliability-c​rashing-apps/ Nov 17, 2016 - New study finds iPhones fail far more often than Android devices ... With respect to the types of problems iOS users were more likely to ... Android has 1.4B devices using its software. They include tablets, computers, phones, switches and more. IOS runs on an iPad an a phone. Nothign else. Yet Appel has more issues, more updates and more sloppy quality control vs Google. Android has some issues, then some OEM's add their own issues. But still have far less problems COMBINED vs Apple. They seem to thing their shyte is better than anyone else shyte. All shyte stinks...I dont see how any one is any worse or better. Lets compare braggign rights. They brag about poor build quality, 29% failure rate on a single model, 58% failures out of 78M sold phones in a quarter, having 13 major iOS9 firmware updates, a phoen design being used 3 times, a new model which takes worse pictures than the previous model, having no advanced features, having dismal battery-life. We get to brag about bigger displays, faster charging, split-screen apps, customization, unlimited storage, iris scanners, face recognition, Virtual reality, premium in-box headphones, worlds best camera, worlds best display and all our free gifts. Let the iPhone trolls rot and go tell Steve Jobs in hell when they all get there, how big of a douchebag he is.

26. kiko007

Posts: 7518; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Holy word salad... the triggeredness is extraordinary!!! "Let the iPhone trolls rot and go tell Steve Jobs in hell when they all get there, how big of a douchebag he is." Someone's a fussy Gussy this afternoon... bad troglodyte!!!

16. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

I also get monthly security update on my LG G5. kiko007 still live in 2010 i guess. Also i use bitdefender and its cover all security hole. At least we have options on android we are not stuck with 1 option like on ios lol. Also funny 7 years at same carrier not a single virus infected android device. So as usual ios user overblown a non existant issues to deflect from very existant one on ios haha.

32. cmdacos

Posts: 4272; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

it's ok for Kiko to broadbrush and slam Android with alternative facts but watch out if you say anything about his precious fruit...

28. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

Stock Android devices get updates just fine. And many of the skinned devices may not be susceptible to the same issues that would affect a stock Android device simply because they have things coded differently.

22. Unordinary unregistered

Android = less than 6% on latest OS, AT ALL TIMES, lmfao

4. darkkjedii

Posts: 31346; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

That's odd.

6. galaxy-gear

Posts: 119; Member since: Sep 30, 2016

Garbage system

8. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

iOS has become synonymous with bugs, as far as operative systems goes.

10. whatev

Posts: 2337; Member since: Oct 28, 2015

Oh, that's the sequence code to unlock android user experience on iOS, interesting...

24. AlikMalix unregistered

That is hilarious. +1.

11. mikehunta727 unregistered

Quite a minor bug. 10.3 has been actually really well in regards to bugs, over hundreds of millions of people have updated to a brand new file system and everything has gone very smoothly overall

12. ph00ny

Posts: 2055; Member since: May 26, 2011

My iphone freezes occasionally with phone app. It would freeze when i pick up or dial out ever since iOS 10 update. I'm hoping that this latest update solves that issue

21. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

That cant be true. Because the way you all troll Android, you act like iPhones dont have problems. So what you are saying cant possibly be the truth /S

30. razmahtaz001

Posts: 501; Member since: May 11, 2013

well, ofcourse...just look at his name LOL

31. ph00ny

Posts: 2055; Member since: May 26, 2011

Trolled on android or being sarcastic?

13. Khyron

Posts: 398; Member since: Sep 28, 2015

kikoo escobar the apple's #1 troll over here why you dont understand that you bored os is so vulnerable to bugs

14. kiko007

Posts: 7518; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Please learn how to write a sentence.

27. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

Maybe English isn't his native language? How word your sentence structure be writing in German or Italian? Not agreeing with what he's saying, but it's stupid to correct someone's grammar when it's not their native language​ and you'd most likely fair no better doing the same.

15. bucknassty

Posts: 1353; Member since: Mar 24, 2017

just tried this on my work phone... hilarious!

17. twens

Posts: 1180; Member since: Feb 25, 2012

My issue isn't with this bug but the constant lag and funny hiccups in iOS 10.3.1. I love all platforms but honestly speaking iOS is becoming more like touchwiz in 2012 with freezing and stutters here and there. I admire apple and their users so much because this stutters are hardly complained about you will think they don't even exist in the iOS world.

25. AlikMalix unregistered

I have iPhone 5, 5S and two 6S's at home that are used - even the iPhone 5 is smooth and running latest update. What iPhone do you have?

18. XperiaFanZone

Posts: 2279; Member since: Sep 21, 2012

Glad you mentioned Sega instead of Nintendo.

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