A bug was discovered in iOS which effects the Message app. Users can send a certain string of unicode text which will in return cause the iPhone of the person receiving the message to go into a respring and reboot. If the iPhone is Jailbroken it will cause the iPhone to be forced into Safe mode.
Below is the string of text the is causing the issue. It was first discovered on Reddit earlier yesterday. If you would like to cause someone a bit of trouble with their iPhone copy and paste the code below into your text and hit send.
Copy the Text from the video Description below.
Text Which Crashes iPhone Below:
However, if you receive the text while the conversation Message window is open nothing will happen. The crash will happen on the lockscreen, notification, and banners. Just will not crash when the conversation thread is already open so keep that in mind.
After you receive the Message if your message app continues to crash there are a couple different ways you can fix it.
Launch the photos app and send yourself a photo using the share sheets. This should fix the issue.
Open siri and have her send a message back t o the person who sent you the message to start with in the first place. After Siri sends the message open the message app and the issue should be resolved.
Theres no word on how long the crash has been available but I’m certain Apple will address the issue very soon.
Check out the video below.