Black dot bug in the Messages app can cause iOS devices to crash
11 May, 2018, 13:32
The company is doing all this because of a new Unicode text bug, known as "black dot" bug because it appears on Android as the bug related to WhatsApp.
This bug particularly affects the iOS 11.3 and the current 11.4 beta version of Apple operating systems.
And the older the device the worse the bug will be. All you have to do is somehow make the Messages app work so that you can wipe off the harmful emoji message right away without opening it ever again. The emoji itself is not bugged but has been used as a way to lure victims into revealing the mass string of invisible Unicode characters. And because of that load, the iMessage app will crash and will continue to crash upon reopening the same message.
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First, force close the iMessage app and go to the home screen of your iPhone or iPad. One of the option is to try force-quitting the Messages app and the use 3D Touch to open a New Message pane.
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Then, just hit the Edit button and delete the message with the bug.
So before you go to settings and remove it remember you'll never see those messages and amusing photos and memes again. Apple is typically fast in responding and fixing bugs, so you should expect the company to come out with a fix for the black dot bug soon enough.
It is being spread by messages sent via the popular app and comes in two varieties. This causes the system to overload and crash. You can then backtrack to the main Messages list and delete the malicious conversation thread.
Its understood that the text message is being circulated by friends as a prank to their WhatsApp contacts, to deliberately crash their phones.
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