Apple iOS update fixes 'text bomb' bug

Yolanda Curtis
February 22, 2018

A simple Indian character forced iPhones to crash: this symbol from the Telugu language, if sent on a messaging application or via e-mail, is able to crash iPhones and iPads.


The inclusion of AirPlay 2 within the most recent previews suggested it would be rolling out with iOS 11.3 and tvOS 11.3. The Cupertino-based tech firm promised to release the fix for this bug before the iOS 11.3 launch this Spring, and the iOS 11.2.6 arrived right on schedule. The company has stated that this update is considered as a supplement update of about 42 MB, hence there is no any new features are added with this update.


Apple today released the third beta of watchOS 4.3 to testers to try out before an initial rollout of the update to all Apple Watch users in the near future.


On February 19, Apple released iOS 11.2.6 to help patch this problem. Apple has yet to reveal the reason behind the glitch that brought inconvenience to several iOS users, but the important news for now is that the issue has been successfully fixed by the latest minor update. From there, go to General Software Update and you should see the build ready for download. Also, for the Apple Watches and TVs update is available under settings. You can participate in the public beta by signing up at Apple's website.

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