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"It seems, however, that the beta of iOS 11.3 is already immune, which is a good signal".

The character comes from the Telugu language, a Central-Southern Dravidian dialect spoken in India by about 70 million people, around five percent of the total Indian population. If you reopen the app and the character is still there, it will crash the app again, so you'll need to use a different (non-iOS device) to access the messaging app and delete the message including the character. If the person sent you the character not as a joke but in an attempt to cause your iPhone harm, chances are, you're not going to be able to coax them into letting you regain access to your Messages. While the bug crashes iMessages with iOS11 or 11.2, those with the beta version of iOS1.3 are immune to the issue. Apple has responded just recently that it is now working on a fix for the bug for iOS 11, macOS High Sierra, watchOS 4 and tvOS 11, confirming that the bug will cripple not just Apple smartphones, but nearly all of the company's other products as well.

Apple users beware - there's a new bug crashing iPhones.

The Cupertino-headquartered giant announced last month that the upcoming Apple iOS 11.3 update will offer features that gives users power to control their batteries, Augmented Reality (AR) upgrade and Animoji. This bug has caused apps like Messages to crash on iPhone, iPad, and Mac, causing frustration for many users.

The bug will only crash the entire iPhone if a notification card or banner containing the character pops up on the device.

It's already bad enough that Variety is also covering this latest mishap from the Apple iOS team. In 2015, for instance, a single text message could be sent to iPhone owners and wreak havoc on the handset.

Apple's iOS 12 is rumored to feature Animoji in FaceTime, improved Siri integration, and new Do Not Disturb features and more.

Apple is reportedly aware of the issue and is working on a patch to fix the problem.

Earlier this year, a software developer discovered it was possible to make iPhones freeze up by sending a simple link to an iPhone owner. Motherboard has reported that by adding the symbol to a user's Twitter name, you can crash the iOS Twitter app simply by liking someone's tweet.

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