possible virus or glitch

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by asidexo, Aug 23, 2013.

  1. asidexo macrumors member

    Jul 27, 2013
    I think it's probably nothing but I'm a little bit concerned so I thought I'd ask. I already talked to my carrier but they were maddeningly unhelpful.

    I think the may be purely coincidence but.

    I have the iphone 4s. Earlier this evening I received a call from the (646) area code (my area code as well). It was an automated message in spanish (I got the phone to my ear a little late so it may have started in english. The moment the phone disconnected my screen went black and staticy. I could still see the bar at the top but otherwise the screen went black and staticy. When I restarted the phone it seemed to work normally.

    I'm assuming this was just a glitch, but the timing seemed a little suspicious so I thought I'd ask. Can you get a virus from a phone call?

    I'm tempted to restore the phone just to be safe but I'd have to back up my pictures first and if it is a virus I'd be worried to plug into my new mac. Ideas?
  2. Weaselboy Moderator


    Staff Member

    Jan 23, 2005
    No you can't. It was just a coincidence the crash happened on that call.

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