Whenever I open my iMessage on my iPhone it crashes. Someone sent a message that contained like 5000 of these (and I'm not even exaggerating) that's about 50000 characters.

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Please help me delete this group message without going on my iPhone. (I have a windows PC with iTunes.)

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    Have you tried the fixes listed in this older StackExchange thread? In particular, receiving or sending another text to get Messages "off" the offending text has reportedly worked for this kind of problem in the past. – Merlin Feb 14 '17 at 5:45
  • @Merlin the difference is that this is not an emoji and it is Unicode characters. Unicode and ASCII are two different things – TwentyCharMax Feb 14 '17 at 19:01
  • @Merlin and I also tried everything he said before. The problem is fixed now. I just had to restore a backup of my phone that was on my computer from a week ago. – TwentyCharMax Feb 14 '17 at 19:02
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    I understand that Unicode and ASCII are different, but the fixes likely work for the same reason: "distracting" Messages from attempting to load or display the offending content. Glad you could work around it though! – Merlin Feb 15 '17 at 9:17

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