iApocalypse: If Someone Sends This Text To You, It'll Crash Your iPhone

Your iPhone is in a great deal of danger because a very specific text message is shutting down phones left and right.

When this message is sent to a given iPhone, the phone crashes, shuts down and restarts.

In some cases, a user won't even be able to access his or her messages until the person who sent the text sends a follow-up message.

The text itself is an odd combination of the words "effective" and "power" and Arabic and Chinese characters.

It's unclear why this sequence of characters affects iPhones in this way, but it is being sent to quite a few iPhones out there as a prank or a more malicious move.

Here is what the text message looks like.

This is the response the message is likely to get.

Some people think it's pretty amusing to send this to their friends.

i can turn your iPhone off with a single text fear me x — Lord Pretty Yaqo (@IAmYaqoob) May 27, 2015
if you're worried that bae's texting other girls, just send them the text that shuts their phone off every minute you're welcome — lace (@laceyywright) May 27, 2015
Tempted to send that text to turn off someone's iPhone lol — Gerardo (@geriuxx) May 27, 2015

Yet, others weren't exactly thrilled about the text.

send me the text message that turns my iphone off and I will turn yours off by throwing it out of a window! — maddie stewart (@madddie_stewart) May 27, 2015
IF ONE MORE PERSON SENDS ME THAT TEXT AND MY PHONE SHUTS OFF IM GONNA FLIP OUT — Hailey Griffin (@skinnyxminnyx0) May 27, 2015
There's a special place in hell for the person who created the black magic text that shuts your phone off — Jason Kritzberg (@jasonkritzberg) May 27, 2015
when someone sends me the text that shuts off my phone pic.twitter.com/8hUGEyqsMa — ċhrıs✝ıaṇ (@christian_tayyy) May 27, 2015

Citations: This Bizarre New Bug Is Causing iPhones to Melt Down (TIME)