'Black dot' iOS bug causing iPhone to freeze and crash

Isaac Cain
May 11, 2018

Then you can go back to the main messages screen and then delete the message containing the Unicode character. This particular unicode bug became popular after a video posted by EverythingApplePro.

Notably, users can still delete messages for everyone sent within 1 hour, 8 minutes, and 16 seconds, but the receiver will be required to get the revoke request within the new time limit.

Apple hasn't yet acknowledged the "Black dot" bug, however; fingers crossed an update rolls out soon to fix this issue.

The discovery of the Whatsapp black dot bug arrives after a string of bad news for the messaging app. As per the reports, the older the phone, the more it is being affected by the bug.

WhatsApp hasn't issued any official statement about the bug and will most likely fix it in a matter of days but in the meantime stay away from any suspicious-looking text messages or messages from numbers you don't recognise.

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(G.N.S) DT.10 Following a slew of updates ranging from in-app video supportfor Facebook and Instagram to new stickers and group calling features, WhatsApp is now working to introduce another handy feature.

For those of you who do not have a 3D Touch functionality built in, you can simply follow the steps provided below. When received it causes the recipients iMessage app to crash. The message consists of a black dot along with a hand pointing towards it.

The device that the Unicode string is present on can not render it properly which leads to system crashes.

The problem with messages containing the bug, which reportedly affects iPhones and iPads running on iOS 11 to iOS 11.4, is actually not the black dot itself.

Its understood that the text message is being circulated by friends as a prank to their WhatsApp contacts, to deliberately crash their phones.

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