Apple releases iOS 11.2.6 to fix iPhone crash bug

Apple has released iOS 11.2.6, which incorporates a bug fix for the Indian language (Telugu) character that crashes an iPhone and makes apps like Messages, Facebook Messenger, and WhatsApp inaccesible. The bug was found a week ago, enabling anybody to send a basic character to an iPhone to crash the device and lock out access to certain messaging apps. The bug additionally affects Safari and the built-in Messages app on macOS and the Apple Watch. Apple released updates for watchOS, tvOS, and macOS to prevent the crash from occurring on those platforms, as well.

Apple guaranteed an update before iOS 11.3 and it’s arriving as iOS 11.2.6. Every present beta of iOS, macOS, tvOS, and watchOS likewise settle the crashing issue. This is the third time in the previous couple of months that Apple has issued iOS 11 updates to fix bugs that crash iPhones. In December, Apple made the exceptionally unusual step of issuing a significant iOS update just hours after an iPhone crash bug began happening. A month ago, a single link could freeze an iPhone, however Apple could resolve it with the arrival of iOS 11.2.5.


Source: Tom Warren | The Verge