Effective power text message shutting down iPhones: puzzle Apple
Can you believe that a few words when received by your iPhone can shut down the beautiful and pricey gadget that you so much love to own? But there are confirmed reports that it is what is actually happening and many people have been impacted by such messages.
Reports suggest that a simple text message containing several non-English symbols along with two English words â€˜effective powerâ€™ is shutting down iPhone apps.
The apparently malicious text message started appearing in many peopleâ€™s iPhone message boxes yesterday. It was discovered first time on Wednesday and the social media users started talking about the unusual issue almost immediately. Then a Reddit user on Tuesday posted the “effective power” text message that turned his phone off, leading others to begin spreading the text.
In the meantime Mashable reports that the Cupertino-based Apple is working on an update to the iOS to fix the problem. Meanwhile a CNET story claims that an iphone will shut down if an iPhone user gets the text message while it is locked. So beware of effective power iPhone message.
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