iOS 11.2.6 now available, fixes Telugu character bug that causes iPhone to crash


Apple users, it’s time to update.

iOS 11.2.6 is now available. This update addresses a bug that was discovered last week which could cause your iPhone to crash when it receives a particular character from the Indian language Telugu.

Here’s the full iOS 11.2.6 changelog from Apple:

  • Fixes an issue where using certain character sequences could cause apps to crash
  • Fixes an issue where some third-party apps could fail to connect to external accessories

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. The good news is that this is a small update, so it shouldn’t take long for you to download and install it.

Apple today also released watchOS 4.2.3, which also includes a fix for the Telugu bug.


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  • Sharti24

    I dont know if all these updates are a good or bad thing. Im tired of updating ios twice a month. I’ll just wait till ios 11.3 comes out before updating

    • Jesse Wilson

      If you were an android user you’d be lucky to get an update once a month. I’m glad Apple updates as soon as they find out about a bad bug.

      • Sayahh

        Instant patches aren’t always fully and thoroughly tested. The patch for spectre messed up a lot of AMD computers so they had to stop patching those.

      • bkat11

        Android does get updates once a month including Samsung…who the hell wants to update their phone once a week???? Oh wait LOL