It hugely grants that Apple is issuing a new software update in the coming week. They also need to fix the recently discovered crashing issue when a native Apple text control receives a specific Telugu character.
Moreover, it’s likely that update will be offered in the form of iOS 11.2.6 as a minor point update release solely with this fix.
Where It All Begins
If you are one of the people who often communicate with anyone who uses the Telugu language to text. Or in social media status updates and is not really part of the online community for this type of thing. It means that you totally escaped yet another text-based issue has been identified in iOS, macOS, and watchOS.
However, for other people, the newly discovered issue in iOS 11.2.5. This causes apps which embed a native Apple text control to crash when they receive a specific character from the Telugu Indian language.
The company has fixed this problem with the latest iOS 11.3 and macOS 10.13.4 betas. But that does not really help those sitting on current public versions.
Moreover, the bug is now a common knowledge, and it is starting to be shared across social media. It also means that Apple actually needs to act quickly in order to squash it.
What generally happens currently is that people start to prank their friends by sending messages with this character in, which, in turn, crashes or hangs their device. Instead of just letting this spread, Apple will likely release an iOS 11.2.6 update in the next week. Furthermore, it is to solve the problem while allowing device owners to upgrade and ensure that their devices protected.
How To Fix iOS 11.2.6
In the present day, the only real solution to this right now is to register as a public tester. In other words, you have to get access to the latest iOS 11.3 beta. Nevertheless, some people just are not comfortable using beta software, which is entirely understandable.
For people who want to get the link with the beta, the company has a better proposal for them. The offers allow them not only get access to Apple’s pre-release software which contains the latest features and improvements but also resolves this niggling issue with immediate effect.
For those who simply do not want to abide beta firmware, and who would prefer to hang tight, it is a case of waiting. And they have to hang around until Apple releases iOS 11.2.6 to the general public with this patch included.