Apple posts official workaround for Messages bug, says it will be sending a fix

Apple posts official workaround for Messages bug, says it will be sending a fix
Just the other day, we told you about a bug that was causing the Messages app in iOS to crash while also causing iPhones to reboot while on the lock screen. You probably know the story by now, a certain combination of Arabic symbols sent from one iPhone to another via Messages will set off the unwanted responses.

Apple has updated its support pages to include a workaround that you can use until a fix is sent out by the company. The workaround has three steps. One, ask Siri to read unread messages. Two, use Siri to reply to the malicious message. Once you reply, you will be able to open Messages again. Lastly, go to Messages and swipe left to delete the entire thread. Or, you can long press on the malicious message, click on "More" and select delete.

Apple says that a permanent fix is being worked on and will be included in a future software update. No date or timetable was mentioned as to when Apple iPhone users can expect to receive this update. Yesterday, we passed along some unofficial ways to workaround the issue


source: Apple via AppleInsider

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