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Apple fixes scary Telugu bug that crashes iPhones

20 February, 2018, 18:32 | Author: Lloyd Doyle
  • Apple fixes scary Telugu bug that crashes iPhones

iOS 11.2.6 is now available.

Pranksters are reportedly exploiting a bug affecting the majority of Apple devices by posting a character in the Indian language Telugu, which can cause crashes for unsuspecting users. You can install it in Settings General Software Update or via iTunes. On its website, updates are titled iOS 11.2.6, watchOS 4.2.3, tvOS 11.2.6, and High Sierra 10.13.3 Supplemental Update. Sure enough, just a few days later, iOS 11.2.6 has arrived.

Users already running the latest developer and public betas do not need to run today's releases for the fix.

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


The US tech-giant Apple has admitted that the iOS 11.2.5 has a serious bug which is capable of crashing apps and Apple devices via iMessage, saying that it was working on to fix it.

The iOS version additionally mentions "Fixes an issue where some third-party apps could fail to connect to external accessories". After revealing that they were slowing down older iPhones, Apple found themselves on the receiving end of some seriously negative PR - mainly due to the lack of transparency regarding the issue. Also, the bug caused problems of the same nature on watchOS, tvOS, and macOS platforms, prompting Apple to accelerate the deployment of the fixes across the board.

The update weighs 163.2MB, but the update size depends on the iPhone which you're using.

The bug isn't exclusive to iPhones, says Alphr, as it can also cause desktop computers to continuously reboot. The company said that the update resolved the memory corruption issue "through improved input validation". Click the Download button on the App Store listing and then enter your Apple ID credentials in the provided box.

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