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change each setting instead of using Set Automatically.

For example, you might have i OS 9 or earlier and your country or region or government changes the time zone or the observance of Daylight Saving Time (DST).

In any case, the resulting attempts at reconciling the date end up bricking the i Phone entirely.

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(Even if you've got an older device, however, we wouldn't recommend playing with fire!

)So why does this crazy bug brick your i Phone in the first place?

At time of writing Apple hasn't confirmed anything, but it's being speculated that winding the clock back to 1 January 1970 – which just happens to be a fundamental date in the way that Unix-based computer systems process time – is creating what could be an 'integer underflow'.

Called the Unix epoch, that date is effectively Day Zero as far as Unix computers are concerned, the point from which all subsequent time is counted and calculated.

And by setting the date at this time, at least according to speculation online (and seen in the video below), it's possible the software in the phone is trying to calculate other retrospective things – such as battery life estimates, perhaps – in relation to times or dates that happened before Day Zero.

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