Published: Tue, February 20, 2018
IT | By Jonathon Greene

Apple releases fix for Telugu bug that crashes iPhones

Apple releases fix for Telugu bug that crashes iPhones

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.

To apply the update, you need to be on a device already running iOS 11.

The bug, discovered last week, allowed the Indian character in the Telugu language to shut down iOS apps and prevent them from opening back up.

Once the faulty character is received, the apps will crash right away. The bug would cause the device to crash as soon as it appeared on the screen, affecting iPhones, Macs, iPads, and even watchOS. You can install the latest update on your Apple Watch by heading to the My Watch tab on the Watch app and then going to General Software Update.

Apple promised a fix for the bug last week which has now been released.

When, for instance, vulnerable versions of iOS displayed the character they would get their knickers in a twist, causing the app to crash. Previously, a mysterious bug caused several iPhone and iPad devices to crash back in December a year ago.

iOS 11.2.6 includes bug fixes for your iPhone or iPad. Now that the Telugu Unicode is affecting Twitter, the company has its work cut out to fix the glitch as early as possible.

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

The only safe operating system seems to be iOS 11.3, which is only publicly available in beta form. If you're near your computer, you can simply connect your device to iTunes and download via the iTunes desktop app however, if you're going wire-free, simply follow the instructions below...

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