Bug in iOS can force your iPhone to crash when you receive a certain message

Bug in iOS can force your iPhone to crash when you receive a certain message
If the Messages app on your iPhone has been crashing, or your iPhone has been rebooting for no reason, you could be the victim of an iOS bug creating havoc with your handset. What sets this bug off is a line of text that is so specific that the odds of you receiving it in a message probably rivals the possibility that you will be struck by lightning this afternoon. In other words, anyone who is affected by this bug was targeted by the perpetrator. The bug is also limited to iPhone to iPhone communication, and crashes the device when it is on the lock screen.

Until Apple sends out a fix, there are some workarounds. If you can get the person who sent you the message to send another one, it will cancel out the original missive. Another way around this mess is to have a message sent to yourself via Siri, the iOS Share Sheet or from a Mac.

This is a bug that has presented itself before. Apple usually sends out a fix, all is well for a while, and then the problem returns. A number of affected iPhone owners have taken to Twitter to discuss this issue. Check out a few of these tweets by clicking on the slideshow below.


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source: 9to5Mac
 

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134 Comments

1. Ordinary

Posts: 2454; Member since: Apr 23, 2015

BobbyBuster here is one article for you

6. BobbyBuster

Posts: 854; Member since: Jan 13, 2015

It will be fixed within a few days. What's the problem? Oh, I understand now. It would take half a year for Android. Let's find the "restart Android" spell.

8. Kumar123 unregistered

^^ :D

9. Ordinary

Posts: 2454; Member since: Apr 23, 2015

brb going to send you a message

12. BobbyBuster

Posts: 854; Member since: Jan 13, 2015

Oh, I forgot. Tim Cook will apologize, and Apple will take full responsibility. How has it been around Android? "It's not Google's fault" "It's not Sammy's fault" blah blah.....

14. iushnt

Posts: 3105; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

Excuses excuses haha

19. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

It's not a bug, only 9 people complained.

32. frydaexiii

Posts: 1476; Member since: Dec 01, 2011

9 people? There are entire forum and reddit posts with people complaining about it. Not a bug, and that's a lot of repetition for just 9 people.

48. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

it was a joke.

64. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

Yup thanks for getting that one :)

72. techperson211

Posts: 1280; Member since: Feb 27, 2014

Make that 10 people including Cook. He can't reply to all employees.

76. frydaexiii

Posts: 1476; Member since: Dec 01, 2011

Sorry bout that. Sometimes with the excuses iFans give I just can't tell anymore.

85. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

True, it's not easy telling when someone is being sarcastic or genuinely a dumbass

20. bendgate unregistered

"Tim Cook will apologize, and Apple will take full responsibility." Haha, where have I heard that before? I know "You are using it wrong, you're bending it wrong"

35. Scott93274

Posts: 6033; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

Don't forget the all new "You're wearing it wrong" statement. :P

51. 99nights

Posts: 1152; Member since: Mar 10, 2015

You're texting wrong.

31. tedkord

Posts: 17356; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Apple stands up once and takes responsibility and suddenly that's their thing? They've spent decades shifting blame, denying everything. You're holding it wrong. Only nine people have had an issue. We didn't fix prices. They'd no issue with graphics. Then, they put out one product that is so bad, there's no way around it. They've got to mea culpa. Even then, there's dissent, and one exec refuses to cop to it. Some people are so immersed in the RDF it's all they know.

39. Macready

Posts: 1821; Member since: Dec 08, 2014

An Apology as in: it's not a bug, you're typing it wrong! But if you insist, here's a new keyboard to type it how you're supposed to type it. It's in the app store for $10.

69. brian81

Posts: 68; Member since: Nov 09, 2012

lelelelele lots of excuses

71. techperson211

Posts: 1280; Member since: Feb 27, 2014

Cook will not admit this. Tried and tested to all bug related ios. We all know how secure ios is, especially the touch id. And the same tune will be sang by apple fans it'll be fixed.... Soon...

77. xfire99

Posts: 1205; Member since: Mar 14, 2012

#Antennagate Steve Jobs: You are holding it wrong. Apple takes full responsibility. FREE BUMPERS FOR ALL!!

10. mixedfish

Posts: 1555; Member since: Nov 17, 2013

"This is a bug that has presented itself before. Apple usually sends out a fix, all is well for a while, and then the problem returns."

17. bendgate unregistered

"It will be fixed within a few days. What's the problem?" You are the problem. You are bugging PA readers mind. If you are trying to troll, atleast try to be funny. Annoying as hell. So much bullsh!t.

56. iosl0ver5eva

Posts: 119; Member since: Jan 16, 2015

The fact your name is "Bendgate" Lol you have a problem

74. bendgate unregistered

Well, it was the hottest thing going on in tech world when I registered in PA. I dislike iOS but not as much as my name suggests. Bring on better battery, better hardware, remove itunes restrictions, make it a little more open and all my dislike will be gone.

18. gaming64 unregistered

This bug has been around ever since iOS 6.1.3 Yes, it has been fixed around iOS 7 but now it is again tormented by Arabic words. http://arstechnica.com/apple/2013/08/rendering-bug-crashes-os-x-and-ios-apps-with-string-of-arabic-characters/

25. hohoho

Posts: 65; Member since: Dec 12, 2014

get a load of this assblasted iCuck baaahahaha

34. Scott93274

Posts: 6033; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

Wasn't Apple informed of the exploit in iCloud 6 months before the fappening happened and they just sat on it with little to no action? Kind of a hypocritical statement if you ask me.

36. Planterz

Posts: 2120; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

They just wanted to see some titties.

50. tedkord

Posts: 17356; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Who doesn't?

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