Apple updates operating systems to fix app-crashing bug

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Previously, iOS 11.2.5 was launched nearly a month ago, fixing multiple bugs, adding support for the HomePod, and allowing Siri to read news articles out loud (the service is now available only in the U.S., the United Kingdom, and Australia).

Apple on Tuesday released a new update to its operating system to address the crash that a Telugu language character bug was causing in several devices.

While this bug isn't going to wipe your data or anything super sinister like that, having your phone crash repeatedly just because a particular character was texted to you could be pretty annoying. Once inside the General settings options, they should tap Software Update so the device could start downloading the latest update. Today Apple fixes this major text-handling issue with iOS version 11.2.6 and macOS version 10.13.3, both now available for download.

iOS 11 has reportedly been the buggiest and most unstable iOS version Apple has ever rolled out. However, Apple is determined to fix this problem before the public version of the iOS 11.3 goes live this Spring.

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Apple released updates on Monday that will protect owners of iPhones, iPads, iMacs, MacBooks, iMac Pros, Apple Watches, and (phew!) Apple TVs from having toerags crash their devices. If that happens, the Springboard software, which serves as the iOS app launcher, appears to crash, forcing you to reboot or reset your device in order to make it work again.

TheVerge reported that "all current betas of iOS, macOS, tvOS, and watchOS also fix the crashing problem". The only way to fix the issue was wait for a new message to come in, and then try to delete the old thread without the app attempting to load it first.

But you'll be using this very modern expression which begins with a vowel if hackers use the ancient Indian language to crash your iPhone: 'OMFG!'

The company is also expected to roll out iOS 11.3 soon, which brings in new animoji and support for AR. You can find it in Software Update.