Apple publishes interim solution for messaging lockups




Apple has published a workaround for iOS users affected by crashes due to certain messages. The group is now working on a fix. The Messages app on iOS appeared to crash after receiving messages with special characters.

iOS unicode bug Apple sets to be aware of the bug and fix the problem with a software update. In the meantime, affected users open the Messaging app and ask Siri to read the unread messages. After asking Siri to read the malicious message, the Messages app will be open again. Users can then remove the offending messages.

Wednesday revealed that iOS users with crashes of the Messages app, struggled after receiving messages with certain Chinese and Arabic, among other via SMS and Twitter. The series of error messages when rendering Unicode which raised posts, led to the crash of Apple CoreText system. Immediately after the appearance of the bug appeared though unofficial workarounds.


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