Apple iOS 8.4 Beta 4 Is The Permanent Fix For iPhone Messaging Bug
Apple is seeding fourth beta of iOS 8.4 to developers, which seems to be a permanent fix for the nasty iOS bug that was crashing iPhone Messages app with a simple looking Arabic text.
Soon after the bug appeared, Apple began issuing temporary fixes. Meantime, the firm committed to come up with a permanent fix.
Apple will release iOS 8.4 ahead of its Music service’s launch on June 30. According to the news sources, the fourth beta of iOS 8.4 will be the perennial solution for the bug.
The bug has been causing multiple damages to the devices. Aside from crashing the Messages app on iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch, it was forcing the devices to reboot. Additionally, the bug was affecting the Mac and Apple Watch.
The bug extended its effects to third-party messaging apps including WhatsApp and Snapchat.
The problem was said to be in the way iPhone handles banners notifications. Few Reddit feeders noted that the issue was related to iOS Notifications, as the code was ineffective when sent or received as a usual message.
The Unicode characters, that were causing the iPhone to restart and were crashing the Springboard, were part of a long string, which cannot be fully rendered in Notifications. Thus, iPhone’s attempt to render the entire string resulted in the crash of spring board.
Until Apple releases the final solution for the bug, you can use temporary workaround. Just ask Siri to “read unread messages.” After this, reply the massages, again using Siri. The aforesaid two-step process will enable you to access the Messages app, where you can delete the problematic code.
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