Ever wanted to play a prank on your iPhone friends? Then you are at the right place. According to a post from Twitter, this new method can be used to crash any iPhone. Yes, even the costly Rs one lakh iPhone X.

All you have to do is send them an Indian character which we will mention in this post. The consequences are unimaginable. You can render your friend’s iPhone useless and devoid them of using apps like message, Instagram and Snapchat. So lets begin.

Whats the bug?

It’s a single Indian character ‘జ్ఞ‌ా’ that wrecks havoc when sent to an iPhone user. You can either send them via Message, Instagram or Snapchat.

How severe is the bug?

Very! If you text message them this text then it will cause the message app to crash every time. No matter what you do, the bug cannot be fixed once it has entered your iPhone. However, a YouTuber named EverythingApplePro has found a fix.

Will my iPhone be affected?

It depends on your iOS version. All users who are running iOS 11.2.5 – 10.0 are the victims of this bug. So if you are on any of these versions, just be alert. In case you have planned to upgrade iOS to 10.0 or higher then we suggest not to do so.

What are the consequences?

When you receive a text message containing this character your messaging app will start crashing. Thankfully there’s a fix as we mentioned. But if someone sends you on Instagram or Snapchat then you won’t be able to open the app ever. Scary right?

How can the bug be fixed?

Only Apple can fix this bug. Those have been a victim you can update your iOS to 11.3 Beta. Also, considering the bug to be severe, Apple might release a mandatory patch today itself.

Victims of Text Messages, here’s a fix

A fix found by EverythingApplePro was to send a text message from the same number who had sent that text message. Once you receive the notification, tap on it and now the app should open. Just delete that thread! However this will work only on Apple iPhone 8 and above. Older models have to wait for Apple’s fix. 

This article is for educational purpose only. If you ever prank your friends, do help them out to get this fixed.

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