Introduction: How to Freeze an IDevice (Prank) OUTDATED

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Note: This only works on iPads and iPad minis.
This doesn't work in iOS 7.1 DO NOT UPDATE!

Step 1: Choose Any App

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To start this prank, you need to open any app. I chose to use the clock app but any app works.

Step 2: Cause a Glitch

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After opening the app, pinch to the home screen with four or five fingers but don't let go. With one finger quickly swipe in one direction. You will need to have more than one page for this glitch to happen. Don't worry if it doesn't work at first, it isn't easy.

Step 3: Finish the Prank!

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Now you can turn off the device. When you go to the lock screen it will only show a screenshot of the app when you were last in it. There will be no way to unlock the device, open any apps, open notification center or command center, and even Siri can't open any apps!

Step 4: How to Undo the Prank

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It may seem irreversible there is a way to fix it. The only way to undo this prank is to restart the device by holding the home button and the lock button until the device restarts.

Step 5: Thank You for Reading!

Thank you for reading my instructable! I worked hard making this instructable and making sure my spelling and grammar was good! If you liked this prank feel free to try it and make sure to vote for it!


gabgra11 (author)2015-09-04

EDIT: this only worked in iOS 7, this won't work anymore.

salexandridis (author)2014-03-14

Great prank! I really like the wallpaper on step 4. Do you have a link for it?

gabgra11 (author)salexandridis2014-03-14

It was a pic that I took myself awhile ago, it isn't one from the internet. Thank you! I also like it a lot.

salexandridis (author)gabgra112014-03-15

Really?! That's totally amazing! It is a very good shot and it is well edited (it seems that you have applied some sort of colour filter, if I'm right).

Would you kindly sign it on the bottom and send it to me? I can provide you with an e-mail address, so can send a high resolution image, if you'd like.

gabgra11 (author)salexandridis2014-03-15

Here it is, let me know if you want the original version without the filter.

Just give credit to me if you use it anywhere.

salexandridis (author)gabgra112014-03-16

Thank you very much! Of course I will give you credit if I use this photo! I was actually hoping you could sign it, so It would be obvious that this is not just some random Internet picture.

Anyway, thank you again for sending me this captivating landscape photo!

Linwiz (author)2014-03-13

Pretty sure five finger pinch doesn't work on the iPhone. It does work on the iPad though.

gabgra11 (author)Linwiz2014-03-13

Ok, thank you! I didn't know that!

About This Instructable




Bio: I enjoy making costumes (usually based on video game characters) I also enjoy 3d modeling projects as well.
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