This Indian Character Symbol Can Crash Your iPhone

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According to the publication, affected users can apparently regain access to their iMessages if someone sends another message that can delete the threat containing the Telugu character.

The character in question is " జ్ఞ‌ా", which, if sent to another user, will prevent that user from opening apps such as Messages, WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, Outlook for iOS, Gmail, and Twitter.

Once the problematic message has been received, iOS will crash and any attempts to re-open the app containing the message will typically be met with failure.

However, some apps like Telegram and Skype seem to be unaffected.

Apple is working hard to fix a bug in its latest OS update that causes apps to crash when a particular letter from Telugu, a south Indian language, is displayed. The situation gets worse if someone sends you the symbol and iOS tries to show it in a notification: in this case, the entire Springboard (ie the system software that manages the Home) will be blocked.

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In addition to iOS and macOS, the bug can also affect new versions of tvOS and watchOS.

This also hints towards the support of notch design in next generation of iPhones, that's why the apps running on those devices should be fully compatible. Next, Messages will no longer open because the iPhone or iPad is unable to load the character.

This discovery comes after Apple found multiple software issues before the end of 2017. If it doesn't restart properly and you force a reboot, your entire device may get stuck in a bootloop and require a DFU mode restore. Alternatively, installing the iOS 11.3 or macOS 10.13.4 betas will fix the problem.

A specific Telugu character is crashing iPhones worldwide.

There's no denying right now that iOS 11 is one of the buggiest updates Apple has ever rolled out. Fortunately, the upcoming version of the iOS 11.3 beta is already immune to the bug.

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