New iOS bug can crash iPhones and disable access to apps and iMessages


A new bug has been discovered in iOS 11 that lets people send a specific character that will crash an iPhone and block access to the Messages app in iOS and other popular apps like WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, Outlook for iOS, and Gmail.
the bug works on iPhones running iOS 11.2.5, and on the macOS versions of Safari and Messages. Apple plans to fix the problem in an iOS update before the release of iOS 11.3.

The bug itself involves sending an Indian language (Telugu) character to devices, and Apple’s iOS Springboard will crash once the message has been received. Messages will no longer open as the app is trying and failing to load the character, and it appears that the only way to regain access to your iMessages is to have another friend send you a message and try to delete the thread that contained the bad character.

You can watch the video from unbox theraphy to see how the bug works.

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