If you own an iPhone and suddenly your iPhone freezes, you should blame the new text message doing rounds.The malicious text message made of a combination of emoji is far too much for iPhone to handle and immediately crashes your iPhone running on iOS 10. The bad thing about this text message is that it crashes your iPhone even if you don’t open/read the message.  Even if you receive this one text message, it can crash your iPhone running on iOS 10.

YouTube channel EverythingApplePro has done a rundown of the script contained in the text message to show how it temporarily freeze an iPhone. Here’s how it works: a white flag emoji, the digit “0” and a rainbow emoji confuse iOS 10 when it tries to combine them into a rainbow flag.The text message is meant to be a prank but it can be used for more malicious purpose by cyber criminals.

Sending a text message filled with these specific characters can send any iPhone running iOS 10 crashing.As said above, the hapless recipient doesn’t even have to open or read the message — the phone freezes as soon as it receives the text.

EverythingApplePro says that making up this text message takes a lot of work but your friends can play a prank using cut and paste method to give you some heart burns. EverythingApplePro also explains how to stop your iPhone from crashing in case you receive such a prank message from your friends or foes.

In any case, if you receive such message, wait for a few minutes for your iPhone to recover and it will get back to normal once it handles the combination of emojis.