Crash iPhone or iPad With Simple Emoji Text Message
Reports suggest Apple iOS operating system is prone to a new bug where it can be exploited via a prank, which will crash your iPhone or iPad just by sending an emoji-filled iMessage.
EverythingApplePro is a popular YouTuber in one of his videos published highlighted a sequence of characters that temporarily freeze and restart an iPhone. This sequence of characters which users can send to their iPhone buddies to annoy them.
The Video can be viewed below.
Simply type text : A white Flag emoji, the digit “0” and a Rainbow emoji.
The above-mentioned text consisting of numeric character, flag, and rainbow emoji confuse the iOS 10 devices when it tries to read the combination into a rainbow flag.
Once the users receive the text, the iPhone’s software tries to combine the emojis but with little success. Later the messaging app crashes and eventually reboots in a few minutes. The users receiving the message do not even have to open or read the message.
The iPhone can be crashed in yet another way which involves the same characters, but are saved as contact file and then sent to an iMessage contact via iCloud sharing feature.
This process will crash the targeted user’s device and the victim need not manually open the file.