Time to prank your friends again. There is a new text message prank going around the internet for iOS 10 users.
As reported by preston159.com, the bug consists of a waving white flag emoji, a zero, and the rainbow emoji. Send this to a friend via iMessage and it will crash his/her iPhone. This works on v10.1.1 – 10.2. If you want to prank iOS 10.2+ users, download this file and send it via iMessage from a computer. From an iPhone : save it to iCloud drive first, then send it.
Why is this happening?
Your phone is trying to combine the waving white flag and the zero into an emoji, but can’t do it. Normally it wound not try, but it knows that it can combine the white flag and rainbow emoji, that’s why it’s trying. All that effort leads to a freeze and a restart.