Here’s Another Text Message Bug Circulating That Can Crash Any iPhone

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Dec 30, 2016
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Last year, there was a text messaging bug that had the potential to crash any iPhone that received it. It seems we’re not completely safe this year as well. There is yet another text message bug circulating that can potentially crash any iPhone. So if you’re an iPhone user, be sure to have knowledge of the text message bug that can instantaneously crash your iPhone. Let’s see some more details on the subject.

Another Text Message Bug That Can Potentially Crash Any iPhone

If you remember correctly, earlier this year a malicious link was discovered that also allowed iOS devices to crash. Such links have been surfing a lot which can instantly freeze or crash any iPhone or iPad. Moreover, it’s nearly impossible to revive an iOS device if it has been affected by one of these bugs. So how disrupting is today’s text message bug that can crash your iPhone?

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It’s not like Apple does not take note of the whole situation. With every iOS release, Apple fixes and patches the exploit that causes the bugs to crash an iOS device. The recently discovered bug is a large contacts file that has the potential to permanently disable the Messages app on any iPhone.

Sending a large contacts file on the native Messages app on an iPhone running iOS 10.2.1 beta will freeze the app immediately and make it completely unresponsive. So if you think you have received a suspicious contact file, be sure not to tap on it in an attempt to see what it is. For more details, check out the video embedded below.

If you’re stuck in a situation in which the Messages app is unresponsive, you can still enter multitasking switcher. This way you can kill the unresponsive Messages app. However, this too does not solve the problem completely. Once you try to reopen the Messages app, you are presented with a single white screen of death. The screen will then sit unresponsive for a few seconds and then the Messages app will crash again and take you back to the home screen. If you think rebooting the device again will resolve the issue, it too hasn’t solved the problem.

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Possibly the problem lies with the Messages app being unable to decode the extremely large contacts file. Henceforth, making itself completely unusable. We wouldn’t advise anyone to prank their friends from this bug. Possibly in the near future, Apple will take note of the issue and devise a suitable fix.

This is it for now, folks. What are your thoughts on the text message bug making iPhone’s Messages app completely unresponsive? Share your thoughts with us in the comments.

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