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Why does my iPhone keep restarting? How to fix Apple ‘December 2 bug’

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Your iPhone could be hobbled by a nasty bug unless you follow this advice immediately
Don’t worry iPhone fans – Apple has stepped in to fix a bug which was highlighted over the weekend (Credit: Apple, Metro.co.uk)

AppleiPhone owners have been urged to take immediate action to fix a problem which causes iPhones to randomly restart.

The issue has been dubbed the ‘December 2 bug’ because it struck at 12.15am on that date.

Users affected by the problem said their phones ‘respring’ without warning, which means the device doesn’t go through a full reboot but instead shows users a spinning circle.

This means that the iPhone is reloading the home screen, which takes a little while and is likely to prove annoying if you need to urgently make a call or perform another task immediately.

It was believed to strike when people received notifications from certain apps.

iOS 11
A view of iOS 11 running on an Apple iPad (Picture: Apple)

Apple fans have been fixing the problem by changing the date on their phone to before December 2.

Other people have simply reset their device and then hoped it doesn’t hit again.

However, Apple issued a fix for the problem on the very same day it began to affect people.

On Saturday, December 2, the tech firm released iOS 11.2, which is the latest version of the software which powers iPhones and fixes the issue.

If you’re having difficulty installing the update, you should turn off notifications by turning on the ‘do not disturb mode’ to make sure the update process isn’t interrupted.

Your iPhone could be hobbled by a nasty bug unless you follow this advice immediately
The iPhone X, which is Apple’s latest and greatest smartphone (Picture: Getty Images)

Apple doesn’t mess about when it comes to squashing bugs.

Last week, it released a fix for a password bug which let people access locked computers just one day after a tech expert discovered the flaw.

To read more about the December 2 bug, you can visit Apple’s support website by clicking here.

Apple iOS 11.2 is the latest version of iOS 11, which was released in September.

Previously, it was claimed that iOS 11 had a small problem with autocorrect which is putting the wrong words in people’s text messages.

Your iPhone could be hobbled by a nasty bug unless you follow this advice immediately
Here are some of the grumbling tweets about an alleged autocorrect bug (Picture: Getty; Metro.co.uk)

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