iPhone Easter Egg?

Kevsta26

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I just discovered on my 6S+ running iOS 9.3.1 that if you press the volume up, down, and lock buttons all at the same time, the phone vibrates. It doesn't do it again until at least 10 seconds later. Is there any purpose to this or have iPhones always done this?
 

Kevsta26

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Your creating a sysdiagnose file when you push the three buttons at the same time. The vibration is for confirmation. It's meant for troubleshooting and bug reporting.
Oh, really? That's interesting. Also interesting that I literally can't find anything regarding that process online from a few hours of research.
 

Mlrollin91

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Oh, really? That's interesting. Also interesting that I literally can't find anything regarding that process online from a few hours of research.
I legit googled "iPhone vibration volume and lock button" and a Reddit thread immediately popped up explaining what it does. Then I remembered Apple had me do it when I had iCloud issues.
 

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I just discovered on my 6S+ running iOS 9.3.1 that if you press the volume up, down, and lock buttons all at the same time, the phone vibrates. It doesn't do it again until at least 10 seconds later. Is there any purpose to this or have iPhones always done this?
Asked about this months ago. Always wondered.
 

ericgtr12

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Someone once reported to Microsoft that if you held down the Shift key and hammered on the F7 button as fast and furiously as you could on a Windows server, it would blue screen. Microsoft's official reply was "don't do that".
 

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Someone once reported to Microsoft that if you held down the Shift key and hammered on the F7 button as fast and furiously as you could on a Windows server, it would blue screen. Microsoft's official reply was "don't do that".
Seems like a logical response to me.
 
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Shirasaki

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Apple has to send you an email with a link to a .dmg file that will extract it. Its legit only for Tier 2 support; when they need access to all your most recent logs.
So I have one, but I can only leave it there, for now.
Thanks for explanation.
 

Mlrollin91

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So I have one, but I can only leave it there, for now.
Thanks for explanation.
The file itself will be removed from the iPhone and stored on your computer after an iTunes sync. You just can't really do anything with the file itself. Apple has to open it up and piece together the code of the log.
 

Shirasaki

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The file itself will be removed from the iPhone and stored on your computer after an iTunes sync. You just can't really do anything with the file itself. Apple has to open it up and piece together the code of the log.
Maybe if share diagnose information is on, then this file will be sent to Apple. My pure guess.
 

Mlrollin91

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Maybe if share diagnose information is on, then this file will be sent to Apple. My pure guess.
I don't believe so. I could be wrong, but I think the sysdiagnose file is more complex than just diagnose information. If someone else knows, please feel free to chime in, I am curious too.
 
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