The Latest Puzzle To Drive The Internet Crazy Involves An iPhone Screen

By : Ben Hayward |



A new puzzle is doing the rounds and yet again it’s driving people crazy.

An image of an iPhone with loads of number threes on the screen has now gone viral, reports the Daily Mail. 

Thousands of people have been scratching their heads over the question: “How many threes can you see in this picture?”


If you got 15, 19 or 21, you have got the same answer as most people – but which one is right? Well, it depends how you interpret the question. There are 19 ‘number threes’ pictured in the image – but there could also be 21…

Apart from the eight threes in the phone number, there are two threes on the key pad as the number eight button has been replaced. At 3.33pm, the time also contains three number threes and the battery power at 33 per cent contains another two.

That totals 15, but on closer inspection, there are actually a further four hidden digits, making 19.

Three of the letters in the contact’s name have been replaced with threes and the letter ‘I’ on the number four key has also been replaced.


However, many people have also included the bar and wifi signals in – both of which show three bars – taking their total up to 21.

No one seems to have found the definitive ‘right answer’ so it seems like people will just have to agree to disagree on this one.

Easier said than done though…


Daily Mail