This one Telugu character is making iPhones crash worldwide

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As initially reported by Mobile World, the bug in question occurs when a user running iOS 11.2.5 receives a message containing a specific Indian language character. The Apple devices were sent on bootloop due to presence of the Telugu letter in either typing or receiving messages which caused popular apps like Gmail, Instagram and WhatsApp to crash. While it initially appeared that the Chrome browser for Mac was unaffected and could safely display the symbol, it later crashed Chrome and the software would not reopen without crashing until uninstalled and reinstalled.

A character-based bug on iOS was discovered that can disable messaging apps, and also crash your device. Once it is received, the iOS SpringBoard application immediately crashes, and then the system prevents the application from loading. The error itself is caused when the default San Francisco font across Apple devices tries to render the Telugu characters, Aloha browser said in a tweet. However, reports have surfaced of late that suggest Apple is concerned about the number of issues affecting iOS.

The firm has also updated its page for app submission guidelines to reflect this change.

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The offending character is used in the written version of a Dravidian language in India, which is spoken by approximately 70 million people, 7 News reports.

This discovery comes after Apple found multiple software issues before the end of 2017. This time, the culprit is a single Indian (Telugu) character. Next, Messages will no longer open because the iPhone or iPad is unable to load the character.

"The situation gets worse if someone sends you the symbol and iOS tries to show it in a notification". It has been learned that the tech giant is working on a fix for iOS 11, macOS High Sierra, watchOS 4, tvOS 11 versions that have been affected by this problem. The update also advises developers to ensure their current apps are X-compatible and take advantage of its new features and those in iOS 11.

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