A single Telugu character causing Apple devices to crash; fix coming soon

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The Italian site MobileWorld found that sending a single Indian language (Telugu) character to devices will cause the iOS Springboard to crash once received. You can ask a friend to send you another message and try to delete the thread containing the troublesome character. Gmail and Outlook are affected, while Telegram and Skype are not.

Devices running on iOS 11 crash when any application receives the character, The Verge reported.

While it may seem unusual that a random text character could bring down one of the most popular operating systems in the world, this is actually not the first weird crashing issue to hit iOS. If it appears as part of a message or is pasted manually in the textbox, the native app will crash and continue to close, no matter how long you try. Apps on the Apple Watch and Mac are also hit.

The Guardian reported that Telugu is spoken by at least 80 million people in India and elsewhere combined.

Still, until that updated version is released - or, indeed, until Apple pushes out a patch before that point comes - it's a frustrating and potentially very disruptive issue. A symbol in the Indian language known as Telugu can wreak havoc over the software.

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To help address the situation, Apple says its already working on a patch that will fix the bug, which should arrive in the form of an intermediary update before iOS 11.3 (which is now in beta) gets officially released.

Until Apple releases an iOS 11 update, it is advisable not to open any message received with the symbol and delete the message.

But you can fix the iOS 11 problem right now. iOS 11.3 is currently in public beta and is receiving weekly updates. In trying to load the characters, the device and potentially the apps too crash.

The character above can also crash the entire iPhone if the symbol appears in a notification card or banner, forcing you to restart the phone.

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