Posted: 28 May, 2015 by Carly Heading

Sending This Text Message Will Shut Down Your Friends Phone

Let’s hope this gets old fast!

Tags: iPhone, iOS bug, Trending, Tech, Life

Probably don’t try this one at home, but there’s an iOS bug that means someone else can crash your phone with just a text message.

Personally I’m offended by this.  

Basically when someone sends a text message with the characters ‘effective. Power لُلُصّبُلُلصّبُررً ॣ ॣh ॣ ॣ 冗’, there’s a chance that your phone will reboot… (yes it includes the gibberish)

It hasn’t been proven what the long-term damage is, so once again.. Don’t try this!

BUT there is a fix for it.

If you go into settings, then notifications, then Messages and turn the ‘show on local screen’ off and under the ‘alert style when unlocked’ choose ‘none’.


It doesn’t work on all phones and it has been tried by a lot of people and for some the bug actually affected the person sending the message rather than the one receiving it. KARMA!

But I think it’s safe to say that people aren’t too happy about it.

It's believed that Apple is currently trying to fix the bug.

But once again, don’t try this….

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