Apple although seeded the fourth beta of iOS 8.4 download to developers who were the iPhone, iPad and iPod users facing issues from a messaging bug that causes to crasg it after receiving a specific string of Unicode characters via iMessage or SMS text message. Now that with the new iOS 8.4 beta, Apple has rolled out a fix for the oft-mentioned iMessage crash issue, which also effected the Mac and Apple Watch and extends to third-party messaging apps like Snapchat, Twitter and WhatsApp, where the issue is tied up to the way banner notifications process Unicode. More details on the new iMessage crash fixer can be found right after this jump.
What actually caused? Sending the string of characters to an iOS device results in an immediate respring, causing the device to crash and quickly reboot. If the Messages app already opened on the iPhone, iPad or ipOd touch at a list view, the app crashes automatically when you try to open it. When opened to the conversation where you received the mesage, the Messages app will open, but attempting to go to another conversation causes Messages to crash. Resulting a huge crash, and no way to recover your stored messages.
Apple on its website has recently published a support document with a temporary workaround for the problem, and ensured for a permanent fix solution, which would be issued in the future software update. Fix has now arrived in the form of iOS 8.4, will be released ahead of Apple Music’s launch on June 30.
Tip: Affected users can ask Siri to “read unread messages” and use Siri assistant to reply to the malicious message in order to regain access to the Messages app. If the issue continues, tap and hold the malicious message, tap More, and delete the message from the thread.