CLUELESS iPhone 7 users have been tricked into drilling a hole into their phone in a bid to get a headphone jack.
A fake YouTube video claiming to show users how to get the much-missed sound input has gone viral — with many unknowing victims following its lead.
Owners have copied the video’s instructions to place the phone in a clamp and take a 3.5mm drill to where the headphone hole used to be.
Needless to say drilling a hole into your iPhone will leave you with a very broken handset – and not the promised addition.
Apple’s newest model has ditched the jack in favour of bluetooth headphones to make more room for internal hardware.
But customers have been left angry at the decision – with some taking extreme measures to bring back the old hole.
As a result some desperate viewers were duped into destroying their new handsets with the cruel DIY tip.
“I tried this and ended up with display destruction and it not working … I really committed the biggest mistake of my life by watching this video,” commented James Ceja.
And it appears he wasn’t the only one.
“A friend of mine told me it worked for him, but my iPhone won’t turn on after I drilled the hole for the jack,” David Iriarte added.
“I checked and it was the 3.5mm drill, so I made no mistake there! What happened? Any of you have the same problem?”
Another iPhone user hadn’t drilled his iPhone7, although his comments showed he was willing.
“OK I am sure it’s in the comments somewhere but my friend told me to ask what size drill bit am I supposed to use,” Toekneechair wrote.
“Also I don’t have that clamp thingy, can I or my friend hold it while we drill? I don’t want to ruin my phone.”
Instead of rushing to help the clueless users, cruel commenters have instead tricked them with false advice.
“Since some people are still having issues, a bit of advice. The guy seems to have missed the part about cleaning the phone after drilling,” Mark Johnson wrote.
“In order to clean out the 3.5mm socket of debris from the drill you need to soak the phone in soapy water for around 15 minutes so all the drill shavings are loosened.
“Then give the phone a shake once you’re done. Hope this helps someone.”
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