Update for iOS and Macs negates text bomb that crashed devices

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Mobile World also says the bug afflicts platforms beyond iOS: watchOS and macOS apps like Notes, Safari, and the App Store all reportedly crash as soon as the infamous character shows up.

Apple noted that it was working on a fix and today it delivered a new software update to address the issue.

Apple has released the iOS 11.2.6 update to fix a bug that caused iPhones, Macs, Apple Watch to crash and restart.

IBTimes reported late last week about the complaints users raised regarding a bug that caused Messages and other apps to freeze up whenever they sent, received or encoded a particular Telugu character.

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The apps that were affected by this insane bug were all your usual messaging apps: iMessage, WhatsApp, Twitter, Facebook Messenger, Gmail and Outlook. As a result, the latest iOS version is not packing anything in excess save for the solution to Telugu.

Apple users are expecting the iOS 12 beta version to be released around June this year and for the full version to be launched in September. The new patch comes less than a week after Apple confirmed the problem, which affected not only the company's own Messages app but third-party messaging software like Facebook Messenger, Gmail, and WhatsApp.

Yes, there is a short-term solution but users are advised to be little cautious until Apple releases the bug-fix. The bug was later found to affect other Apple products such as the Apple Watch, Apple TV and all Apple computers running on macOS. However, Apple is determined to fix this problem before the public version of the iOS 11.3 goes live this Spring.

News of the bug made the rounds last week with videos showing how messaging a specific character could cause the iOS springboard to crash.

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