Apple releases iOS 11.2.6 update to fix bug that crashes iPhone

iPhone Telugu bug will be fixed before iOS 11.3, assures Apple

There's an iOS bug, and this is how it affects your iPhone

Users reported that the only way to regain full use of their device was to delete the conversation that contained the Telugu character.

As per the official iOS changelog, the iOS 11.2.6 update fixes the bug issue that all users were facing over the last few days. 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.

Apple has released macOS 10.13.3 and iOS 11.2.6, which both contain fixes for the "Telugu bug".

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In a report today, The Verge said the latest Apple vulnerability also blocks access to Messages, as well as to third-party apps such as Facebook Messenger, Gmail, and Outlook for iOS. You can download and update iOS 11.2.6 right from your iPhone/iPad via OTA software update settings general software update or through iTunes.

This update and bug come in the wake of the recent decision made by Apple bosses to slow down the pace of iOS development.

Seeing as we've been inundated with a number of bug-related iOS updates, it's safe to say that Apple certainly hasn't been lucky when it comes to the usability of their software.

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You can find out more on Apple's security updates page.

In the release notes of iOS 11.2.6, Apple specified that the software update fixes the problem.

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

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News of the bug made the rounds last week with videos showing how messaging a specific character could cause the iOS springboard to crash. New features in the release include a battery power management and health app, and the ability to store messages in iCloud.

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