Twitter trolls use latest Apple bug to crash your iPhone

Apple Fixes Telugu Text Bug in macOS High Sierra 10.13.3 Supplemental Update

Twitter trolls use latest Apple bug to crash your iPhone

Opening a message containing the character is enough to crash iOS Springboard, the system app which manages the device's home screen.

Another fix that Apple has introduced with iOS 11.2.6 is to do with "an issue where some third-party apps could fail to connect to external accessories".

Apple on Tuesday released a new update to its operating system to address the crash that a Telugu language character bug was causing in several devices. The Messages app will than won't allow functioning properly until the offending character is removed by deleting the conversation with the person who sent it.

The bug reportedly affected iPhones, iPads, Macs and the Apple Watch, hence the firm's blanket release of software updates on Monday.

Just like the iOS update, the watchOS 4.2.3 update fixes the Telugu character bug issue on all Apple watches running the latest version of watchOS, including series 1, series 2 and series 3 range of devices.

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The company is also expected to roll out iOS 11.3 soon, which brings in new animoji and support for AR.

Since iOS 11.2.6 is a minor release which has received little testing, no new features have been introduced into the operating system. As a result, the latest iOS version is not packing anything in excess save for the solution to Telugu. The upcoming iOS 11.3 update will give users power to control their batteries, Augmented Reality (AR) upgrade and Animoji. It makes sense as Apple was forced to release a couple of other bug fixes in recent months. You can install it in Settings General Software Update or via iTunes.

Other popular messaging apps like WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, Outlook for iOS, and Gmail, are also cut off.

Apple said the problem doesn't affect versions of macOS earlier than 10.13.3. The bug, which has been discovered in iOS 11, crashes your iPhone and blocks access to apps such as iMessages.

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