Apple has released iOS 11.2.6 today, which include a bug fix for the Indian language character that crashes an Apple iPhone and makes applications As Messages, Facebook Messenger, and WhatsApp inaccessible. The bug was discovered a week ago, allowing anyone to send a simple character to an Apple iPhone to crash your device and lock access to certain messaging applications. The bug affects Safari and the integrated Messages application on macOS and the Apple Watch. Apple released updates for watchOS, tvOS, and macOS to stop the crash from happening on those platforms, too. Apple promised an update before iOS 11.3 and it is arriving today in the shape of iOS 11.2.6.

All current beta of iOS, macOS, tvOS, and watchOS also fix the crashing problem. This is the 3rd time in the past couple of month that Apple has issued iOS 11 updates to fix bugs that crash iPhone. In December, Apple took the extremely unusual step of issuing a significant iOS update just hours after an Apple iPhone crash bug started occurring. Last month, a single link could freeze one Apple iPhone, but Apple was able to solve it with the release of iOS 11.2.5.

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