iPhone Text Message Crash: Apple Now Officially Offers a Workaround for the Nasty Bug
Yesterday, we offered you a fix for the new iPhone bug that causes the device to reboot. It all starts when the victim receives a text containing the following: “ لُلُصّبُلُلصّبُررً ॣ ॣh ॣ ॣ 冗.”
As soon as the victim opens the text message, the device reboots. As a workaround, we asked you to send a message to yourself, using Siri or Mac. At the time, Apple said they are looking for a fix which is still missing, however, the company has now come forward to give us an official workaround for the problem.
The workaround involves a three step process, here’s how you can get the messages app back. First ask Siri to read unread texts. Second step also involves Siri again, but this time ask her to reply to the messages.
From there, all you have to do is enter the Messages app, delete the notorious text and voila!
The most weird part is that this is not just about the Messages app from the iPhone. The bug can also be triggered by messages received via Twitter or Snapchat.
Like the workaround we offered you, this one as well is just a workaround. Apple on the other hand is working on a permanent fix for this issue.
The company is yet to commit to a release for the patch but it shouldn’t take long before the problem is part of history.
Try out the workaround and see if it works for you or not.