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Apple sends out iOS 11.2.6 to fix bug that caused Indian character to crash iPhone models

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Apple rushed out iOS 11.2.6 today to repair a bug that caused iPhones around the world to crash. A specific character from the Indian Telugu language sent over iMessage, or placed in a text field, can force an iPhone to reboot. The character cannot be read by iPhone models running iOS 11.2.5, If your iPhone is using any other iOS build, you are already in the clear.

In a vacuum, this bug might have been no big deal. But once the word got out, you had your jokers send the character to others via iMessage and social media in the hope that it would crash the recipient's iPhone. Pushing out iOS 11.2.6 should help put an end to that.

The buzz around the water color was that Apple would wait until iOS 11.3 to fix the problem due to its obscure nature. However, Apple is taking care of this right now. To get the update installed on your phone, go to Settings > General > Software Update. Besides fixing the problem with the Telugu character that caused it to crash iPhone models running iOS 11.2.5, today's update also fixes an issue that could cause third-party apps not to connect with external accessories.


source: Apple

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