Apple rolls out iOS 11.2.6 to fix Telugu 'text bomb' bug

Apple rolls out iOS 11.2.6 to fix Telugu 'text bomb' bug

When you received a message that included a specific character, your iPhone would crash, and you'd be unable to access the messaging app it was sent through.

Apple noted that it was working on a fix and today it delivered a new software update to address the issue.

The vulnerability crashes the app in which the character appears and can send the affected device into an endless loop of reboots, according to the Italian blog Mobile World, which reported the issue yesterday.

Apple has released a software update that prevents a text message bug from crashing iPhones. The bug has already been resolved in the beta of the latest iOS operating systems so users experiencing this should expect it to be fixed very soon.

"This update. fixes an issue where using certain character sequences could cause apps to crash", Apple said on its update notes, adding the same patch will resolve a related problem also blamed on the Indian character bug.

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

Last week, an annoying new iPhone bug was discovered.

Like any other iOS update released after iOS 5, you can download this one over the air, of course.

For Mac machines, Apple has released macOS High Sierra 10.13.3 supplement update that also addresses to the Telugu character bug.

Yes, there is a short-term solution but users are advised to be little cautious until Apple releases the bug-fix.

In some situations, if the character is viewed through an iOS notification, it can cause the entire device to crash. Once this is done, the Apple TV will search for the update and then you can proceed to download tvOS 11.2.6 by following the on-screen instructions. The upcoming iOS 11.3 update will give users power to control their batteries, Augmented Reality (AR) upgrade and Animoji.