Sony Working to Fix Message Bug That Forces PS4 Owners to Factory Reset Consoles

Sony Working to Fix Message Bug That Forces PS4 Owners to Factory Reset Consoles

“We are aware of the situation."

Over the weekend a PlayStation 4 bug was discovered that caused systems to lock-up if successfully initiated. In a statement Sony says it is "aware" of the problem and are working on a fix.

PS4 owners discovered that a specific message, which if received, can cause systems to freeze forcing players to factory reset their consoles. No official reason was given but many suspect it's caused by a similar bug that crashed iPhones a couple years back.

In an update to VG247 Sony says, "We are aware of the situation and are planning a system software update to resolve this problem."

In the meantime players are setting their messages to private or friends-only to avoid getting the buggy message from strangers. To do so you must go to Settings>Account Management>Privacy Settings>Give your password>Personal Info>Messaging where you can change your message settings accordingly.

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