Beware of this viral video going around that will crash your phone

It's sent by text...

By Bianca Mastroianni
Viral video going around crashing phones

Way to tempt our internet-loving hearts, trolls.

Who doesn't love a good old viral video? They give us #lyf and make any day significantly better... but this one will destroy your soul.

Okay, maybe not to that extent, but anything that messes with our precious phones have got to be stopped.

According to The Verge, there is a viral video going around, sent as a link through iMessage, that will freeze and crash your iPhone within ten seconds of it being played.


The site reports that the video makes iOS 10 play the file in the default player, but because it is corrupt, it generates a loop that causes your iPhone to crash and burn within ten seconds. The home button wont' work, everything is frozen. NIGHTMARE!

Best to avoid any links being sent to you in text messages for a while, yeah?

If you do fall for this nasty lil trick, don't start planning your phones funeral just yet. There's a way to fix it.

Hold the power button and home button at the same time to perform a hard reset. The phone will go back to normal after it has been rebooted like this.

Thank Jesus... or Steve Jobbs whatev.