iPhone Users Beware: This Is Why Apple Had To Save It’s Users From A Text!
Published: May 30, 2015

The Apple iPhone has a bug. No literally, a bug. If you send this specific series of symbols to someone via text message, the recipient’s iPhone will crash.

Source: Corey Barger / Via Apple iphone

It’s called an ‘effective power text’. And it doesn’t work if you send it to a Windows or Android phone.

The world reacted to the bug on Twitter!

We’re so glad that they did!

How you feel when you get an effective text.

But the feeling you get when the effective text doesn’t work!

Today, Apple released a statement saying how to fix the phone if it is sent the malicious text.

“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.”

  • Open Siri
  • Tell Siri to mark all Messages as read
  • Reply to the malicious message

A simple text message has caused a stir in the world. Technology, right?