Latest bug prevents users from accessing important apps

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Once iOS 11.2.6 is shown as an available update, tap "Download and Install" and follow the on-screen instructions.

Last week we reported a major bug in Apple operating systems that would cause them to crash from mere exposure to either of two specific Unicode symbols.

"iOS 11.2.6 includes bug fixes for your iPhone or iPad, Apple said in its release notes".

Apple promised a fix before the arrival of iOS 10.3 and it's here today in the form of iOS 10.2.6.

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Apple rushed out iOS 11.2.6 today to fix a bug that caused iPhones around the world to crash.

It affects Apple's Messages app as well as third-party services including Whatsapp, Facebook Messenger, Twitter, Outlook and Gmail, but not Telegram or Skype, according to the Verge news site.

The macOS update similarly makes reference to the Telugu character that caused apps to crash when received. "It seems, however, that the beta of iOS 11.3 is already immune, which is a good signal". Previously, a mysterious bug caused several iPhone and iPad devices to crash back in December a year ago. 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. As expected, the potentially serious nature of the bug hastened Apple's response, allowing the issue to be addressed before the next full point releases of each OS. You can check the security update contents of macOS High Sierra 10.13.3 supplement update from here. Once inside the General settings options, they should tap Software Update so the device could start downloading the latest update.

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