iPhone Easter Egg?

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  1. Kevsta26 macrumors 6502a

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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?
     
  2. lugworm macrumors 6502

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    I probably shouldn't ask, but why did you do that in the first place ?
     
  3. Kevsta26 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I was just pressing buttons wondering if anything would happen :D I was not disappointed.
     
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    You're 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.
     
  5. Kevsta26 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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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.
     
  6. Mlrollin91 macrumors G4

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    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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  7. Southern Dad macrumors 65816

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    I thought it was a buzzer to warn you that you are pressing too many buttons at once.
     
  8. \-V-/ Suspended

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    It's the iPhone telling you to stop pressing all its buttons. You're gonna make it upset.
     
  9. MaulRx Suspended

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    Asked about this months ago. Always wondered.
     
  10. willmtaylor macrumors G3

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    Skip ahead to ~8:35
     
  11. ericgtr12 macrumors 6502a

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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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    Seems like a logical response to me.
     
  13. Channan macrumors 68030

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    I chuckled.
     
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    Those are some mad research skills. Hours? and Nothing? As previous poster a few seconds of typing and the first result in google is the answer.
     
  15. Kevsta26 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Clearly I was searching the wrong terms, but thank you for your helpful response! :rolleyes:
     
  16. Armen macrumors 604

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    the "wtf are your doing" vibrate? :p
     
  17. Shirasaki macrumors 603

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    And how could we do to view or extract that file Fronde device?
     
  18. Mlrollin91 macrumors G4

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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.
     
  19. Shirasaki macrumors 603

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    So I have one, but I can only leave it there, for now.
    Thanks for explanation.
     
  20. Mlrollin91 macrumors G4

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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.
     
  21. Shirasaki macrumors 603

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    Maybe if share diagnose information is on, then this file will be sent to Apple. My pure guess.
     
  22. Mlrollin91 macrumors G4

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    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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