How to fix iOS Text Message Bug, which crashes iPhone with malicious message.

Apple Inc. is currently working on fixing the latest bug which allows the attacker to crash the iPhone with a single text message. According to the Reddit the bug also effects iPads, iWatches and iPhone’s via text messages and whatsapp messages. This is the biggest vulnerability in the iOS 8 so far but the Apple security team has assured it users that they are working day and night to fix the problem.

Sending the string of characters to an iPhone results in an immediate respring, causing an iPhone to crash and quickly reboot. From there, if the Messages app was opened at a list view, the Messages app crashes automatically when you try to open it. If it was opened to the conversation where you received the message, the app will open, but attempting to go to another conversation causes Messages to crash.
 Most people has tested the bug on iOS 8.3 but the bug is working on previous versions as well. Apple said in an statement that ” We are aware of an iMessage issue caused by a specific series of unicode characters and we will make a fix available in a software update”.

Users has discovered few ways to fix this bug on temporary basis and shared it on internet. Here are the few ways to save your iPhone, iPads and iWatches from crashing.

  • The sender who sent you the suspicious message send another message effectively canceling out the initial strand. 
  • Alternatively, send yourself a message via Siri, the share sheet, or from your Mac.
  • Sending a photo to the contact via the Photos app can allow you to access the message history and delete the conversation.
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