జ్ఞా – This Telugu Character Makes Apple iPhones Crash (Update: Bug Fixed with iOS 11.2.6)

In the recent times, we are spotting more and more bugs in the iOS. With the iOS 11.1 update, we have seen how the lowercase letter ‘i’ is replaced the letter ‘A’ and a question mark symbol by autocorrection. However, Apple had fixed the keyboard bug with the software update released later that month. Now, all the Apple devices running on iOS 11 are affected by a new bug where the Telugu letter “జ్ఞా” is making the messaging apps unresponsive.

Apart from the popular messaging apps like WhatsApp and messenger, Apple’s own iMessage is also affected by this bug. The apps will be crashing when you tried to open the message consisting జ్ఞా. This particular bug is only affecting the devices running on iOS 11.1, and the company is already said to have the fixed the issue in their latest iOS 11.3 beta update. Interestingly, this new bug has no effect on other instant messaging apps like Telegram and Skype.

A few reports also suggest that the MacOS and WatchOS versions of iMessage are also affected by this bug. In order to get rid of this bug, you either need to install latest iOS bets update or wait for the upcoming public update. We also suggest you to take a complete backup of your device. Last month, a new report suggested that the next major iOS update would focus on improving performance instead of introducing new features.

Update (February 20th) – Last week, Apple devices encountered a weird bug that crashes when the Telugu character “జ్ఞా” is received through a message. As announced earlier, Apple came out with the new iOS 11.2.6 update to fix the bug. All the eligible iPhones and iPads will now start receiving the new OTA update. If there is no notification about the iOS 11.2.6 update, you can manually check for it by going to Settings > General > Software Update.

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