The original article can be found here : http://www.techradar.com/news/phone-and-communications/mobile-phones/this-single-text-message-is-crashing-people-s-iphones-here-s-the-fix-1295019
This is not written by me but seems to be serious enough that it deserves a share!
This single text message is crashing people’s iPhones.
A new bug is a massive pain in the iMessage
Apple’s iMessage platform has been subject of a new bug that shuts down your entire iPhone after receiving the message “effective. Power لُلُصّبُلُلصّبُررً ॣ ॣh ॣ ॣ 冗”.
The second half is Arabic and if you’re not currently in the iMessage with a person it’ll send your phone into a reboot no matter what it’s doing – it’s proved very frustrating for some users and it’s not certain what the long term effects are.
Here’s the fix: head into your Settings app, then the Notifications tab, Messages and then switch off the slider called “show on local screen and under “alert style when unlocked” choose “none”.
It’s a pretty simple fix but it means if you’re sent any more pesky iMessages you’re not going to be sent into the reboot again.
Over and over
We contacted Apple for some comment on the matter and the response suggested Apple can’t see the problem on their end, but that’s apparently not the case for many people who have taken to the internet to confirm the bug,.
Hundreds of forum users are reporting the issue. JoeyTheBoey on Reddit said, “I have an un jailbroken iPhone 6 and it resprings my phone, but only if I’m not in the messages app, then it will show the message notification badge when I get back in.”
Jjc123cj on Reddit said, “Don’t test this on your iPhone 6! I sent it to myself and now my messaging app crashes when I try to open it ):”
Apple News on Twitter has spoken to Apple’s Senior Engineers who admitted they know there is a problem. and are hard at work trying to fix it.