Apple Updates Its Operating Systems to Address Telugu Bug

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20 February, 2018

Several reports emerged last week that Apple devices had problems rendering two characters in the Indian Telugu language.

As soon as the character shows up, whether typed or received as part of a text, applications crash and can even freeze an iPhone's springboard, possibly sending it in a bootloop. 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.

According to Alphr, Apple has already found a fix and is now in the process of beta testing a software update to rectify the bug. In a statement sent by an Apple representative to The Verge, the company promised to solve the issue with the next minor update, the iOS 11.2.6.

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The Cupertino giant started rolling out iOS 11.2.6 Monday to iPhone and iPad devices. Previously, a mysterious bug caused several iPhone and iPad devices to crash back in December previous year. Basically, whenever someone send a Telugu character to an iPhone user, the phone will crash and restart when the user tries to open the message. The security update contents of iOS 11.2.6 can be found here. The rollout of the new software update comes days after the issue was widely reported by users. The latest update to iPhones also fixes an issue that is claimed to fix an issue where some third-party apps fail to connect to accessories.

Apple has always been quick in releasing updates if it encounters any bug on any of its platforms. These updates fix the bad character issue that caused messaging apps like iMessage, WhatsApp, and Facebook Messenger to crash.

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