Apple Posts Temporary Solution to Fix Crashed Messages App

Apple Posts Temporary Solution to Fix Crashed Messages App

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Apple has posted some temporary solutions that can fix the Messages app after it's been crashed by a specific series of unicode characters.

The bug, which was recently discovered and been demonstrated on video here, can cause Messages to quit unexpectedly.

Apple is aware of an iMessage issue caused by a specific series of unicode characters and we will make a fix available in a software update. Until the update is available, you can use these steps to re-open the Messages app.

● 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.

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Seanragon - May 29, 2015 at 6:49pm
There is now a fix in Cydia called "ineffective power" in Karen's repo. Nice to be jailbroken for up-to-date fixes!
The Messenger - May 29, 2015 at 6:02pm
Or Buy an Apple Watch and reply from there? just kidding..use a different message app.. Cheers,
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numbersmakepie - May 29, 2015 at 2:09pm
cool beans. Liked it too.
Kacuenazo - May 29, 2015 at 12:00pm
Remember that the iMessage app needs to be closed or the user needs to be in other apps so the crash can work. It would not work if you are already on the iMessage app.
Airwrecka AKA Erica - May 29, 2015 at 7:07am
I've tried this on about 10 different iPhone ranging from iPhone 4S-6 plus and it never crashed the phone. Some were even jailbroken.
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