Here’s a fix for the iOS bug that crashes iPhones
We’ve previously reported about an iOS bug that plagues certain iPhones by sending a malicious SMS. Apple has been made aware of this and now offers a temporary fix while they prep an update.
Here’s what you can do just in case you get the text that could render your phone useless:
- Ask Siri to “read unread messages.”
- Use Siri to reply to the malicious message. After you reply, you’ll be able to open Messages again
- In Messages, swipe left to delete the entire thread. Or tap and hold the malicious message, tap More, and delete the message from the thread.
The Cupertino company mentions that the bug is caused by a specific series of unicode characters and that they are in the process of making a software update that would hopefully prevent this from happening again. Until then, we can just follow the method above.