Here’s a guide on how to fix iPhone text Messages app crash / freeze issue on iOS 10 devices affected by the malicious text message crash bug.

We are definitely hoping that you haven’t been a victim of this latest text messaging bug, however, if you had the unfortunate experience of actually knowing someone who has pranked you by sending the malicious contact file to your device, and your Messages app has become unresponsive as a result of opening said file, we’re here to tell you that all is not lost, and it can actually be fixed.

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Fortunately, the fix doesn’t actually require having a ton of intricate technical knowledge. It’s more a case of knowing where to go to and what to do, which is where we come in. So here’s what you need to do.

Step 1: On the iPhone in question, you’re going to need to go ahead and navigate to a special page in Safari. You can do this by heading over to the following URL: vincedes3.com/save.html.

Step 2: Opening the page in Safari will simply initiate an automated process where as requested, the script will instantly re-open up the native Messages app and take you to a new message screen. This screen will actually have a piece of pre-populated text in the messaging text field saying “I have just saved your iPhone bro ;)”.

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And that is most definitely all she wrote. The Messages app and functionality on iPhone should be returned to normal. Everything should be functioning as expected and you should have full access to all features the device.

We strongly urge you not to pay the problem forward by pranking others with the malicious text as many would be clueless on how to go about fixing the problem and will be left with “bricked” Messages app.

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