Apple's latest iOS update fixes Telugu character bug that crashed iPhones

20 February, 2018, 20:25 | Author: Yolanda Murray
  • The Telugu character which we are not posting as text for obvious reasons

Apple is now addressing a Telugu character bug that's causing some iOS apps to crash on iPhones and other devices.

The update, which weighs in at 41MB, also fixes an issue where some third-party apps failed to connect to external accessories.

But what we do know is that the iOS 11.2.6 update mainly fixes the issue of the Indian language (Telugu) character which unintentionally and mysteriously froze people's devices.

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To fix the problem yourself, you somehow have to get into the app that crashed and remove the message with the character.

The bug affects all of Apple's devices and nearly all versions of its current iOS operating systems. MacOS High Sierra 10.13.3, tvOS 11.2.6 and watchOS 4.2.3 are minor updates that contain the same fix for the Telugu character bug, according to Apple Insider. "It seems, however, that the beta of iOS 11.3 is already immune, which is a good signal".

Previously, Apple recently released a preview of the iOS 11.3 update, which will be rolling out starting this Spring.

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It looks like trolls are exploiting the latest iPhone bug to make life very hard for Twitter users. The security update contents of iOS 11.2.6 can be found here. The bug, which has been discovered in iOS 11, crashes your iPhone and blocks access to apps such as iMessages. The affected apps included not just messaging apps like WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger but also others like Gmail and Twitter.

In some situations, if the character is viewed through an iOS notification, it can cause the entire device to crash.

To download the new macOS supplement update on your Mac device, you need to launch the App Store and then search for "macOS" (or go directly to this link from a macOS machine).

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