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This message is crashing Apple iPhones globally

This message is crashing Apple iPhones globally”

Users could also go to another iCloud synced device, and delete the message from there, 9to5Mac notes. If you are wondering why Apple is taking such an approach then look no further than the latest unicode bug. And because of that load, the iMessage app will crash and will continue to crash upon reopening the same message. It's being called the "black dot" bug because of its origins on Android as a bug relating to WhatsApp: it was being spread with the following emoji: ⚫ .

It appears that the prime cause of the "black dot" bug is the number of Unicode characters that are hidden within the strings that majorly impact the text processing engine and eventually freeze or crash the device.

The bug happens whenever users are sent a message that contains a black dot ⚫ and a hand pointing left, plus a few other characters.

YouTube user "EverythingApplePro" seems to have created the "text bug", which works in iOS 10, 11.2, 11.3 and beta versions of 11.4. A video shows its existence on the iPhone X. Last year, iOS came in the headlines for a similar bug that triggered with a three symbol rainbow message.

From there, 3D Touch the iMessage app and select "New Message".

Continue to send replies via Siri until the bug is off the screen in your iMessage conversation.

Once you do that, tap on the Cancel button in the top-right corner and then tap on Edit in the top-left.

Users of WhatsApp, the world's most popular messaging app, need to be careful when receiving messages. Then it's as simple as deleting the conversation that contains the black dot and the phone should work as normal again.

The black dot bug on iPhones and iPads, however, is harder to stop.

The code powering the messages is being shared on Pastebin, meaning anyone can find it online, copy and paste it, then spread the text bomb via WhatsApp.

A message that was doing the rounds on WhatsApp has been causing the app of certain WhatsApp users to freeze and not respond.



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