A new iOS bug has been discovered in Apple’s iOS software that will crash your iPhone when you receive a text message with specific characters.
The text message is a specific string of symbols and Arabic characters, which can be seen in the picture below.
Users who receive this message will see their iPhone crash and reboot, if you then open the messages app this will also crash.
The guys from MacRumors have come up with a fix for the bug if you receive the message, which you can see below.
If you receive one of these messages, there are a few possible fixes that have worked for us and for other people who have encountered the bug. If the Messages app was opened to the conversation with the person who sent the offending message, the Messages app can be reopened to this conversation. Sending a reply message fixes the problem.
If Messages was opened to the conversation list view, the app will crash when you attempt to open it. You can fix this by having someone send you a message or by sending a message to yourself. There are several options for sending a message to yourself, including sending yourself a message via Siri or through the Share sheet in any app.
You can find out more details on how to fix this bug if your experience it over at MacRumors at the link below.