Apple Indian Bug Is To Crash Your iPhone – How to FIX (Updated)

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Apple got a new bug that leads to rebooting the iPhone and Mac, and also blocks access to iMessages, WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, Outlook, Gmail and other applications.

Read on Nexter.org how to deal with this bug.

Updated (05:57 EST Feb. 20)

  • Today Apple fixes this bug with iOS 11.2.6 and macOS 10.13.3;
  • Both versions are available for download;
  • Apple called the bug “maliciously crafted string” that led to “heap corruption.”

iPhone Apocalypse

The new bug leads to iPhone and Mac reboot. Also, you cannot get an access to iMessages, WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger and many other apps.

The reason why iPhone crashed is simple: it is enough to send a specific Indian language character – Telugu – in iMessages to the device, and then the Springboard screen will appear.

Here’s how this character looks:

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Source: ValueWalk

Attempts to reopen iMessages or any other will be unsuccessful. The application will try to process a specific character and will reboot the iPhone again:

How to fix it

The only way to get an access back, for example in iMessages, is to receive a new message and try to delete the whole conversation.

For WhatsApp you will be able to access the web version and delete the message that caused the problem.

Apple has told Mashable that the bug has been experienced only in the following versions of its operating systems: iOS 11, macOS High Sierra, watchOS 4, and tvOS 11.

A fix will arrive in an upcoming version, coming this spring.

A series of unfortunate events have been following Apple since 2017. Read more about the biggest Apple fails here.

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