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

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

That update is iOS 11.2.6, and it is highly recommended that you give it a download right now.

A Telugu unicode character is the latest bug that causes apps on iOS and MacOS to crash when rendering the character.

As apps try and fail to load the character, users can get trapped in an endless loop of crashes. This update contains fix for a bug that was crashing devices when a specific Indian character was sent over.

Apple plans to fix the problem of updating the iOS to iOS release 11.3 this spring. If you are using an iPhone, Apple Watch, Apple TV or a Mac, then you should consider downloading the patch on your device immediately.

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Apple promised a fix before the arrival of iOS 10.3 and it's here today in the form of iOS 10.2.6.

As per the official iOS changelog, the iOS 11.2.6 update fixes the issue that was allowing certain character sequences to crash apps. The company had promised to resolve the issue before the public release of iOS 11.3. The problematic Telugu character quickly became every Android users' favorite character, with people adding it in their social media profile names, just to crash their friends' iPhones.

Users will be able to install a new version of the operating system which powers iPhones and iPads, which is called iOS 11.2.6. In mid-January this year, a researcher called Abraham Masri disclosed an issue, dubbed "chaiOS", which could "freeze the recipient's device and possibly restart it" by attackers armed with only a short link. It makes sense as Apple was forced to release a couple of other bug fixes in recent months. You can check the security update contents of macOS High Sierra 10.13.3 supplement update from here.

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