iPhone Message Crash Bug is Annoying, But There is a Fix for it
Every now and then we come across weird bugs that make our devices act in a strange manner. One such bug is currently affecting the iPhone and is causing the device to reboot.
First spotted by a Reddit user, the iPhone message crash bug can be used as a prank on your friends and family. Here’s how it worked: the victim receives a text message from a number containing the following: “ لُلُصّبُلُلصّبُررً ॣ ॣh ॣ ॣ 冗.”
Now, as soon as they open the text to read it, his or her device reboots. In addition to affecting the iPhone, reports are that it’s causing issues for Mac OS X and Apple Watch as well.
However, we have a workaround for you that’ll make the issue go away temporarily. Meanwhile, Apple is working on a fix for the problem.
Here’s what you should do: if you are affected by this bug, try and send a message to yourself using Siri or Mac. You can also try to ask the person who sent you this malicious text, to send a different text (any text) that’ll fix the problem. However, that depends on whether or not you know the person.
Like I mentioned, Apple is working on a fix for the issue and will soon deploy a patch. However, the company is yet to commit on a release date for it.
We’ll let you know as soon a patch rolls-out. For all things Apple, stay-tuned!