1. mejoscoma's Avatar
    All of a sudden, I can no longer open text messages. Notifications of new texts appear, however when I click on the message icon, it flashes open and closes. I cannot open, read or send texts?
    05-27-2015 11:58 AM
  2. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    Try swiping it out of the multitasking tray. (Force close).
    If that doesn't work, try a hard reset.
    Hold the top power/sleep button and the home button at the same time until the Apple logo appears, then release.
    05-27-2015 12:26 PM
  3. mejoscoma's Avatar
    Tried. No luck. I also tried turning the notifications off. Any other suggestions?
    05-27-2015 01:24 PM
  4. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    Tried. No luck. I also tried turning the notifications off. Any other suggestions?
    Restore as new to iOS 8.3. Not from a back up.
    05-27-2015 05:16 PM
  5. haywardm's Avatar
    My friend just called me with this same issue! We have tried everything from a hard reset to completely factory resetting the phone and the issue is still persisting. Any more suggestions? Fully up to dated with the latest software.
    05-28-2015 02:29 AM
  6. Rorz Price's Avatar
    I have the exact same thing and have tried all the below ideas as well. please let me know if you find a fix. i will keep looking and let you know if i find one
    05-28-2015 09:35 AM
  7. Not Quite Right's Avatar
    Interesting that only new members are the ones having this problem ...
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    05-28-2015 11:23 AM
  8. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    Interesting that only new members are the ones having this problem ...
    By Jove, you're right! Odd.
    05-28-2015 11:39 AM
  9. xtremeled's Avatar
    Interesting that only new members are the ones having this problem ...
    Not exactly. seems like a known problem that was talked about just yesterday.
    Apple comments on iOS 8 unicode crash bug, fix in the works | iMore
    05-28-2015 12:06 PM
  10. Not Quite Right's Avatar
    Not exactly. seems like a known problem that was talked about just yesterday.
    Apple comments on iOS 8 unicode crash bug, fix in the works | iMore
    We don't know the two correlate yet ...
    05-28-2015 12:08 PM
  11. xtremeled's Avatar
    We don't know the two correlate yet ...
    Seems a bit more logical than "Interesting that only new members are the ones having this problem ..." At least it gives a starting point, yes?
    05-28-2015 12:10 PM
  12. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    Seems a bit more logical than "Interesting that only new members are the ones having this problem ..." At least it gives a starting point, yes?
    The crash bug is easy to fix. This seems different.
    05-28-2015 12:27 PM
  13. Not Quite Right's Avatar
    Seems a bit more logical than "Interesting that only new members are the ones having this problem ..." At least it gives a starting point, yes?
    Not really. Your linked issue (To which I'm fully aware of ) seams to be affecting new, and old members alike. My observation here was that only new members with no mention of the odd character text messages trigger were being affected by this issue thus making that a logical first observation in trying to trouble shoot the problem ...
    05-28-2015 12:27 PM
  14. xtremeled's Avatar
    Not really. Your linked issue (To which I'm fully aware of ) seams to be affecting new, and old members alike. My observation here was that only new members with no mention of the odd character text messages trigger were being affected by this issue thus making that a logical first observation in trying to trouble shoot the problem ...
    Without diving full speed into a pissing match, His opening was , It was working fine and all of a sudden its not. Knowing that there is a text bug that is causing exactly this problem, yeah, sounds kinda logical that this may be the problem. in either case anything would have been a better answer than it's a newbie issue. LOL
    05-28-2015 12:39 PM
  15. kch50428's Avatar
    His opening was , It was working fine and all of a sudden its not.
    One might think even a newb would say something about this happening after getting a text that had weird stuff they couldn't read... to assume the issue is because of the reported bug is just as erroneous as blaming it on 'newb issues'.
    05-28-2015 12:48 PM
  16. Not Quite Right's Avatar
    Without diving full speed into a pissing match, His opening was , It was working fine and all of a sudden its not. Knowing that there is a text bug that is causing exactly this problem, yeah, sounds kinda logical that this may be the problem. in either case anything would have been a better answer than it's a newbie issue. LOL
    Okay you seem to be way more preoccupied with taking my comment out of context than you really need to be ...
    First rule of trouble shooting is finding a common denominator to the issue, NOT jumping to conclusions.
    The only newbie at this point would be you based on your modus operandi ...
    05-28-2015 01:02 PM
  17. xtremeled's Avatar
    Okay you seem to be way more preoccupied with taking my comment out of context than you really need to be ...
    First rule of trouble shooting is finding a common denominator to the issue, NOT jumping to conclusions.
    The only newbie at this point would be you based on your modus operandi ...
    One could suggest that I am jumping to conclusions but, when something is working and then just stops for no known reason yeah, troubleshoot from the top but, When there is a known bug why wouldn't you start there first instead of climbing the troubleshooting tree? I do system troubleshooting on a weekly basis and I can tell you that if I come across a glitch that has been issued any type of tech bulletin I go there first. If friends in the industry give me a heads up on an issue they have noticed recently, I would go there first. This is why many industries publish tech bulletins, It saves time and money when bugs surface. I don't agree that troubleshooting from the beginning is the best use of time in a situation like this.
    05-28-2015 01:27 PM
  18. kch50428's Avatar
    When there is a known bug why wouldn't you start there first
    ... did the known issue happen?? No?? Then it's not a logical place to start...
    05-28-2015 01:35 PM
  19. xtremeled's Avatar
    ... did the known issue happen?? No?? Then it's not a logical place to start...
    Does anyone know whether this is the bug? Since you're saying its not, do you have info that has not been posted here? I ask because a member is searching for guidance but he has not yet resurfaced and now you are saying that this has nothing to do with the "Known" issue? I wonder, Is it the bug? does anyone have the true facts?
    05-28-2015 01:47 PM
  20. kch50428's Avatar
    does anyone have the true facts?
    i only know what I've read here and elsewhere... to assume anyone's messages app issue is solely attributable root cause is this one incident/bug as you seem to be hell bent on doing... is simply wrong absent any direct evidence to the contrary... an ambiguous "my messages app isn't working" can be caused by a myriad of issues for which standard troubleshooting applies...
    05-28-2015 01:54 PM
  21. Not Quite Right's Avatar
    Does anyone know whether this is the bug? Since you're saying its not, do you have info that has not been posted here? I ask because a member is searching for guidance but he has not yet resurfaced and now you are saying that this has nothing to do with the "Known" issue? I wonder, Is it the bug? does anyone have the true facts?
    And this is exactly why you start with the first steps to trouble shooting ... never assume anything ...
    Here's another statement of mine for you to take out of context ... "Don't act like you know the solution, until you actually know the solution"...
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    05-28-2015 01:57 PM
  22. xtremeled's Avatar
    And this is exactly why you start with the first steps to trouble shooting ... never assume anything ...
    Here's another statement of mine for you to take out of context ... "Don't act like you know the solution, until you actually know the solution"...
    Perhaps you are just misunderstanding my meaning. I took nothing you said out of context. I troubleshoot issues at least one full day a week. In this thread there are 3 posts all eluding to the same txt app does not work issue. This has been mentioned on more than a few Apple forums in the last few days. so much so that I've also read where others are sending the txt with the symbols to their friends just to crash the app. Having that info, and doing what I do, I would start with the known issue first. Of course I also get paid on jobs completed in a day so I cant always waste time climbing the TS tree. for some problems, a tech Bulletin with a fix right on it is the answer. That's what they're there for, to save time. If one person had mentioned this issue I would agree that the TS tree is the way to go. I personally would lose a third of my income one day a week for every week I work in a year if I followed a TS tree on every call I had. Following the "Never assume anything" rule, there would be no need to print up tech bulletins, you would never have any use for it. Since companies print and send them , sometimes a great expense, I assume they have a purpose. Maybe I've been wrong all these years and if that's the case one would think i would have been figured out and busted for not knowing how to do my job.
    05-28-2015 02:31 PM
  23. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    3rd party keyboards can also cause issues with the stock messages app.


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    05-28-2015 04:49 PM
  24. njshoregurlz's Avatar
    I bet it's from that power message everyone's been getting it's causing chaos on text messaging


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    05-28-2015 07:12 PM
  25. njshoregurlz's Avatar
    My daughter sent me this text closed my phone crashed it restarted it but my phone runs fine ...
    I wish I read the whole thread..
    However I literally wanted to strangle my daughter lol how could she send me this text!
    I deleted it after looking up online what to do and nothing else went wrong since.
    Just around 3 seconds of a quick restart


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    05-28-2015 07:14 PM
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