How to fix the date issue on iPhone or iPad and prevent it from bricking

To Fix date issue on iPhone or iPad or iPod, Just drain your device battery completely, this will get back your device to the default date and you are out of January 1, 1970.

Apple is yet again in hot waters following the raising concerns of its users reporting that their devices are bricked after setting the date to January, 1, 1970. The date issue on iPhone, iPad or iPod is actually caused by a bug in iOS which prevented the devices from booting up even after safe restore attempt via iTunes. If you are among such users who have put their device on risk with the date bug, you are probably in trouble with a bricked iPhone, iPad or iPod. But hold on before you throw away your beloved device, here is a trick that can help bringing your iOS device back to life.

Before you go to solution lets talk a little more about the issue. According to the reports Apple’s iOS 8 or iOS 9 running iPhone, iPads and iPod touch with 64-bit processor were facing the issue. The devices included the iPhone 5S and newer, iPad Air, iPad mini 2 and 6th generation and newer iPod touch. The bug is triggered when you change your device date to 1st of January 1970.

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The issue is most probably because of the 64-bit and 32-bit processing matrix. With the 64-bit iOS device, the date of January 1, 1970 being the first date of the Unix epoch remains undefined. As per the details, the Unix machines records the date on the base of number of seconds since the date set on the device. It stores the time as a 32-bit number which gives a zero number on the 64-bit iOS when set on January, 1, 1970 which halts all the functions that ask for device date.

So what would you do if you have the bricked iOS device in your hand after trying out the date trick. To fix the date issue on iPhone or iPad or iPod, Just drain your device battery completely, this will get back your device to the default date and you are out of January 1, 1970. By just refreshing your device memory you can get it out of the trouble situation with a bricked phone.

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