iPhone Users, BEWARE: This Viral Text Message Can Crash Your Phone in Seconds
The craziest iOS crash text bug 💀 pic.twitter.com/29LJPb67WP
— EverythingApplePro (@EveryApplePro) April 23, 2020
WHAT CAN YOU DO TO STAY SAFE
Solutions for this issue on Apple forums appear to be coming up in the near future, with the iOS 13.4.5 update. However, the relevant update is still in beta, so an immediate fix seems unlikely to come. Until the stable version of the update is released, Apple’s iPhone and iPad users are recommended to switch off all notifications from any messaging or social media app. While that may cause understandable problems in terms of usage, it is better to prevent an iPhone crash than fix one.
If you do encounter the issue, the only way out is to perform a hard reset of the device. In most cases, if you have a recent backup of your iPhone data, it is likely that you will not face any loss of data. As a result, in case you have not taken a backup of your iPhone in a long time, it is recommended that you do so right away, to prevent any loss of data due to this unforeseen issue.