Apple company in its new Thursday support document offered the iMessage unicode issue fix that was first uncovered two days ago. This workout is temporarily, but the company said that the a fix would be available via a software update soon.
The so-called Unicode of Death, also known as Effective Power, is an issue that stems from the way Unicode decodes characters, overloading the device’s memory, and causing resprings and reboots. Many users are reporting they are suffering from this issue and unable to launch the Messages app after receiving that string of text.
So if you are among the users who faced with this problem can use this temporary workout until the update with the fix is available.
How To Fix iMessage Unicode Issue (Temporary Workout)Step 1: Press and hold the Home button to launch Siri. Once activated, ask Siri to “read unread messages.”
Step 2: Siri will sort of read the message, and then it will ask if you want to reply to the message. Say yes.
Step 3: Say anything. The actual content of the reply doesn’t matter. What matters is sending a message.
Step 4: Once the reply has been sent, you should be able to launch the Messages app. From there, swipe to erase the entire conversation containing the string of characters, or click and hold on the malicious message, click More, and then erase the message from the conversation.
Users with jailbroken devices also have the ability to install third-party tweaks that will prevent the issue to happen in the first place.
The support document published by Apple on Thursday night also mentions the company will be releasing a iMessage unicode issue fix through a software update soon. It may be released along with iOS 8.4, which is still in beta stage.