Apple fixes another iOS 11 'text bomb' bug that crashes iPhones, Macs

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The Verge, which could reproduce the bug on multiple iPhones running iOS 11.2.5, said that it also worked on the macOS versions of Safari and Messages.

The only possible solution that users can try is to ask a friend to send a message and then delete that thread with the bad character.

As well as Apple's own Messages app, it's also enough to bring down third-party apps like Facebook Messenger, Gmail, WhatsApp, and Outlook for iOS. If you reopen the app and the character is still there, it will crash the app again, so you'll need to use a different (non-iOS device) to access the messaging app and delete the message including the character. Skype and Telegram, however, did not appear to be affected, The Verge added.

Apple has finally confirmed that it is working on a fix which would eradicate the character bug which causes iOS, macOS and watchOS to crash.

"Starting April 2018, all new iOS apps submitted to the App Store must be built with the iOS 11 SDK, " the company revealed on its website.

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The Apple devices which suffered the software glitch include iPhones, iPads, Apple Watches and TVs and even some desktops.

Telugu is spoken by tens of millions of people around the world, with most of the people who speak it living in the Indian states of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana.

According to Axios, Apple is transforming its original software plans for this year to focus on addressing the performance and quality issues many users have been complaining about.

The character being talked about here belongs to the Indian language Telugu. "It seems, however, that the beta of iOS 11.3 is already immune, which is a good signal". This isn't the first time a bug like this has been discovered on Apple's software - in fact, we have a new "iPhone-crashing bug" nearly every year.

But you can fix the iOS 11 problem right now. iOS 11.3 is currently in public beta and is receiving weekly updates. A future update before iOS 11.3 release will fix the problem in all versions of operating systems.

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