Apple Notes Text Message Bug, Providing Fix
Apple has today announced that they are aware of the text message bug that caused phones to crash. They have said in a statement that they are also working on a fix, which will be published in a future update. Apple has also shared a temporary fix on what to do if you get a message containing the string of 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.
1. Ask Siri to "read unread messages."
2. Use Siri to reply to the malicious message. After you reply, you'll be able to open Messages again
3. In Messages, swipe left to delete the entire thread. Or tap and hold the malicious message, tap More, and delete the message from the thread.
On top of the fix that Apple has provided, there are others that can be done, as stated in our previous article on this matter.