If you see this ad and suddenly want to take your iPhone back in time to January 1, 1970… don’t do it!

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The website 4chan, known for its memes, has shared a joke which claims that if you change the date on your iPhone to January 1, 1970 that the device’s interface will change to Apple’s vintage style. As you can imagine, this would likely render your iPhone completely unusable.

Apple has also stated, via its technical support team, that “manually changing the date on your iOS device to 1970 or before could make it impossible to restart your device”. Also, the company has promised that this problem will be solved with the next software update.

So, what can you do if you’ve already changed the date? Allow the battery to run out until the phone automatically shuts down, allowing for the phone to return to its normal state.