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Teen’s iPhone 6 Catches Fire! Is iPhone Not Safe to Use?

Meanwhile, this is not the first time that an iPhone has caught fire

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According to the iPhone-maker, there are several things that may cause an iPhone to catch fire, including using unauthorised charging cables and chargers. Pixabay

An Apple iPhone 6 owned by an 11-year-old girl from California caught fire and burned holes in her blanket once she threw the device on it, the media has reported.

“I was sitting down, and I had my phone in my hand and then I saw sparks flying everywhere and I just threw it on a blanket. I was right here on the bed and the phone managed to burn through this blanket and make these holes,” the teenager was quoted as saying by 9to5Mac on Saturday.

Maria Adata, the teenager’s mom, dialled Apple support and was instructed to send pictures and ship the phone to the retailer. “This could have been my child. My child could have been caught on fire and she could have been hurt more and I am glad she’s ok,” turnto23.com has reported.

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Meanwhile, this is not the first time that an iPhone has caught fire. Pixabay

According to the iPhone-maker, there are several things that may cause an iPhone to catch fire, including using unauthorised charging cables and chargers. Meanwhile, this is not the first time that an iPhone has caught fire.

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Two years ago, a viral video on Twitter claimed to show an iPhone 7 Plus catching fire. In December, an Ohio man said that his iPhone XS Max caught fire and exploded in his pocket. (IANS)

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Facebook Bug Shows iPhone Camera Open in Background: Report

Rosen said Facebook was submitting a fix for this to the Apple App Store

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An iPhone displays the app for Facebook in New Orleans, Aug. 11, 2019. VOA

In yet another Facebook bug, several iPhone users were left shocked as the moment they opened the social networking app, the phone’s camera got automatically turned on in the background.

Multiple users on Tuesday posted that while going through their Facebook feed, they observed the camera running in the background.

Facebook Vice President of Integrity Guy Rosen first tweeted that it “sounds like a bug” and the social networking platform was investigating.

“Thanks for flagging this. This sounds like a bug, we are looking into it,” tweeted Rosen in reply to a user.

Later, Rosen admitted there was indeed a bug. The bug appears to only affect iPhone users running the latest iOS 13 software.

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The Facebook mobile app on an Android smartphone. Wikimedia Commons

“We recently discovered our iOS app incorrectly launched in landscape. In fixing that last week in v246 (version246), we inadvertently introduced a bug where the app partially navigates to the camera screen when a photo is tapped. We have no evidence of photos/videos uploaded due to this,” he tweeted.

A Twitter user Joshua Maddux had flagged the issue: “Found a @facebook #security & #privacy issue. When the app is open it actively uses the camera. I found a bug in the app that lets you see the camera open behind your feed. Note that I had the camera pointed at the carpet”.

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Another posted: “Facebook app on iOS 13.2.2 opens my phone’s rear camera when I open a profile photo swipe down to return (look at the little slit on the left of the video). Is this an app bug or an iOS bug?”

Rosen said Facebook was submitting a fix for this to the Apple App Store. (IANS)