Apple releases iOS, macOS, tvOS, and watchOS updates with Telugu character fix

Kevin Durant

The bug was related to Telugu language character, which makes the iPhone and other Apple products inaccessible. If the character is processed by iOS' notification system, the device's Home screen can crash and fall into a looping reboot cycle. preventing access to all of the device's functions and data.

Trolls were quick to exploit the insta-crash iOS bug, first reported by Italian blog Mobile World, adding the character in their Twitter names and spreading the "killer message" to timelines around the world.

In the release notes of iOS 11.2.6, Apple specified that the software update fixes the problem. The latest developer and public beta versions of iOS were not affected by the issue.

A new iOS 11.2.6 update for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.

Apart from the Telugu language character issue, Apple also fixed another bug that caused the failure of third-party apps while connecting to external accessories.


iOS 11.2.6 is now available. Last month, there was a link that could freeze an iPhone.

Following the glitch's discovery, pranksters had used the symbol on social media, private messages and even Uber's app to cause problems.

However, Apple's next iOS 11.3 update for iPhones is set to bring a major change in the user experience of old iPhones. "The ".6" at the end of the update string suggests that this is a "point update", or a minor, out-of-cycle release meant to fix bugs. The update comes with a size of 163.2 MB and the users have to connect their devices to a Wifi network to download and install the update.

Apple has always been quick in releasing updates if it encounters any bug on any of its platforms. You can check the security update contents of macOS High Sierra 10.13.3 supplement update from here.

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