If you are facing the iOS text messages crash bug on iPhone, iPod, iPod Touch and Apple Watch, here’s how you can fix iOS text messages crash bug issue. Well its been a week or more i have seen many users reporting that they are facing text message crash issue, its main cause is specific set of of unicode text string whom can be send through texts or iMessage to crash the text app. Last night Apple rolled out an update to fix this issue, hope so it working now but still if you are facing the same issue after getting that update please follow all the steps mentioned in the following guide on Fix iOS Text Messages Crash Bug on iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch.
Apple Press release:
We are aware of an iMessage issue caused by a specific series of unicode characters and we will make a fix available in a software update.
How To Fix iOS Text Messages Crash Bug on iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch:
Before proceeding further just tell you that Apple update is out to fix this bug, the method is for those who are still waiting for update to come or facing the same issue after updating the to the latest iOS.
Step #1: First turn off the notification for messages by going in to settings. Notifications -> Messages -> Show on Lock Screen -> Off.
Step #2: Ask the person who texted you, tell him to send another text message.
Step #3: Try sending your self a message using any third party app for e.g ” Notes “.
Step #4: You can also use Siri to send you a text message.
Step #5: Send yourself a clean message from Mac.
Step #6: Try sending yourself a photo using share sheet, in order to do this you have to open photos app and select a photo then tap on share, select your number and tap on send.
Step #7: Open iMessage on Mac and delete the message in question.
Step #8: Block the person who is sending you the same text again and again.
Step #9: If you device is jailbroken then download this .deb file and install it using iFile.
This is what you can do Fix iOS Text Messages Crash Bug on iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch, if any of you found another working method please share in the comments.