Apple releases fix for Telugu bug that crashes iPhones

Apple releases fix for Telugu bug that crashes iPhones

Apple releases fix for Telugu bug that crashes iPhones

A "text bomb" that caused havoc last week by making Apple devices crash with the use of a single letter from the Indian language Telugu has received an emergency patch.

Upon restarting the devices, users will be unable to open the Messages app, something which obviously has the potential for serious consequences, said a Forbes report.

As per the official iOS changelog, the iOS 11.2.6 update fixes the bug issue that all users were facing over the last few days. If you want to access the update, you have to go to the Settings - General - Software Update.

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Users already running the latest developer and public betas do not need to run today's releases for the fix.

tvOS 11.2.6 - Finally, just like the rest of the updates tvOS 11.2.6 is aimed at fixing the Telugu character bug.

This is not the first time iPhone users are facing such an issue.

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Similar to the iOS 11.2.6 update, watchOS 4.2.3 also fixes the issue that was causing certain characters to crash apps. Previously, a mysterious bug caused several iPhone and iPad devices to crash back in December a year ago.

You should be able to download both updates right now, and you should, or you'll probably get pranked in the near future.

The update, which weighs in at 41MB, also fixes an issue where some third-party apps failed to connect to external accessories. In terms of the software release timeline, this is iOS 11.2.6, the 11th update to the latest version of the operating system.

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Apple has always been quick in releasing updates if it encounters any bug on any of its platforms. Now that the Telugu Unicode is affecting Twitter, the company has its work cut out to fix the glitch as early as possible.

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