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You Can Crash Anyone’s iPhone By Simply Sending This Text Message

Wind up anyone with an iPhone right now.

Here’s one sure-fire way to wind up anyone with an iPhone — send them the new ‘effective. Power’ text and it will cause their phone to reset.

No idea why this flaw even exists in the iPhone’s operating system, but here’s the very specific string of characters you need to send to make it happen:

effective. Power لُلُصّبُلُلصّبُررً ॣ ॣh ॣ ॣ 冗

Not to worry — it doesn’t cause any permanent damage (far as anyone knows), it just turns the user’s phone off and on again.

There is one way to protect yourself from it though — you need to turn off text message notifications on your iPhone (which is annoying in itself I guess).

Naturally, people have been having a whale of a time:

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Hope the guy who rented out his girlfriend for an iPhone sees the funny side.


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