Many PS4 users on Reddit and other social media warning about the message containing a line of characters that cause the console give Sony crash and fail. In some cases, the console is starting to fail so much that users have to reset at the hardware level to return it to normal operation. Such error we’ve seen on mobile platforms, when a particular message or a strange symbol could cause damage and cause unstable behavior.
If reports are correct, Sony will have to quickly release a new firmware system, that eliminates the problem. In the end, this company likes to release updates that improve performance and system stability.
The message breaks PlayStation 4. What to do?
To avoid headaches, until this whole mess blows over, you have to protect your console from getting messages from numerous opponents, and just strangers.
If you receive a message, delete it from the PlayStation app Messages for Android or iOS without opening the console.
There are reports that deleting suspicious emails, using apps for smartphones from Sony before switching the console and login to the PSN, is enough to avoid problems. App messaging PS4 free and available on Anroid and iOS.
How to restrict messaging on the PlayStation 4 just friends?
- In a web browser then visit this URL. Sign in using the credentials to log in to your account to PS4. Select Personal Info | Messages and click “edit” (edit) next to Messages. There you can select anyone, only friends or no one. While Sony did not pofiksit bug, choose one of the two latter.
- Console PS4 go to Settings —> Account Management —> Privacy Settings. Select Personal Info | Messages and click “edit” (edit) next to Messages. There you can select anyone, only friends or no one. While Sony did not pofiksit bug, choose one of the two latter.
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