IOS Telugu character bug fix coming in minor update, Apple says

Apple said that a fix was needed for iOS 11, macOS High Sierra, watchOS 4 and tvOS 11 but insisted older versions were not affected.

Typing or receiving a message containing the letter also causes third-party apps such as Gmail and WhatsApp to crash. However, the iOS 11.3 public beta seems unaffected. And in January, a "chaiOS" bug emerged that caused some devices to crash and reboot after users clicked a certain link.

Apparently the only way to fix it is to delete the message thread, which you'll presumably have to do from a Mac app or desktop web browser, depending on the service.

IOS Telugu character bug fix coming in minor update, Apple says

A bug discovered earlier this week is capable of crashing iPhones, iMessages and various messaging apps, like Facebook messenger and WhatsApp. The iOS bug also affects built-in Messages app on macOS and the Apple Watch, as well as the App Store and Safari.

Apple is scrambling to fix a glitch in its latest software update which allows people to send a "text bomb" that can crash iPhones and iPads. The bug has been spotted on the current iOS 11.2.5 version, but it is apparently fixed in the 11.3 beta update.

During their development work on an worldwide news feed, software engineers at Aloha Browser discovered two unicode symbols in a non-English language that can crash any Apple device that uses Apple's default San Francisco font. "All new apps for iPhone, including universal apps, must support the Super Retina display of iPhone X", read the guidelines, which are also available on Apple's Developer site. PCMag tried the bug on an iPad by sending it messages loaded with the Telugu symbol. However, iOS 11 is Apple's one of those releases which is crawling with bugs. As we are sure you are desperate to start speaking Telugu again as soon as poss. OpenRadar reports that inserting the Telugu character in any system text renderer such as Label, TextView or TextField results in a crash.

  • Arturo Norris