Apple has admitted that its new iOS version 11.2.5 has a serious bug which is capable of crashing apps and Apple devices via iMessage. According to the report, you're only able to regain access to Messages when the person who sent you the character deletes it from your conversation. The issue occurs if an app receives a character in the Telugu language - cause messaging apps including iMessage, Facebook Messenger, and WhatsApp to crash. This is yet another similar case in which an iOS device causes the Messages app to crash, ultimately leaving users unable to open it again. Skype and Telegram, however, did not appear to be affected, The Verge added.
Apple confirmed that a bug is causing its devices to crash when a Telugu character is sent to the device or typed in text editor. However, reports have surfaced of late that suggest Apple is concerned about the number of issues affecting iOS. On the Mac front, as you can see above, entering the character within apps will completely crash them and require you to restart them.
Telegu is spoken by more than 70 million people in India.
This discovery comes after Apple found multiple software issues before the end of 2017.
But you can fix the iOS 11 problem right now. iOS 11.3 is currently in public beta and is receiving weekly updates. Of course, this notch is appearing on more Android smartphones now despite the initial backlash, and Apple isn't dropping it any time soon, telling developers that they must offer native iPhone X support with new apps.
The only safe operating system seems to be iOS 11.3, which is however only publicly available in beta form. This time, the culprit is a single Indian (Telugu) character.
Apple announced last month that the upcoming Apple iOS 11.3 update will offer features that gives users power to control their batteries, Augmented Reality (AR) upgrade and Animoji.