Bad news for iOS users, someone has discovered a major bug in the operating system that can crash your messaging app or even your iPhone with a simple text message. The bug was shared on Reddit just hours ago and it looks like it’s being misused by a lot of people.
When the string of Unicode text is sent to an iOS user via the messaging app, the phone will reboot itself, and there’s nothing you can do about it. The code will crash your device even when the phone is locked. After that, your Messages app will become useless and will always crash when you try to activate it. The bug works for SMS sent using any devices including iMessage, and SMS sent via Android or Windows Phone.
So, what do you do if you’re unfortunate enough to have friends or enemies who wants to sabotage you? If you’re using a Mac and you received an iMessage, simply open the conversation in the Messages app on your Mac and send a reply. If you only have that iPhone, open up a photo or a file and “share” it to the person who sent you that string of code. Alternatively, you can also ask Siri to send that person a message, any message will do, just make sure you reply to the sender, then delete that message and block that person, forever.