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Apple Telugu bug impacts iPhone, watchOS and macOS and it can cause the device to crash and block access to the Messages app on the device.

The character, when received or even pasted into iMessage, will at least crash the app if not the entire iOS SpringBoard (the core software that runs the iOS home screen). The only way to regain access is to have someone else send you a message then attempt to delete the thread that contained the bad character. Apart from iMessage, the bug affects apps like Safari, WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, and other apps that accept text input.

iOS 11 will struggle to render it whenever the symbol is placed into a text field. Once received, whatever app you're using will enter a crash loop. The error itself is caused when the default San Francisco font across Apple devices tries to render the Telugu characters, Aloha browser said in a tweet.

Telugu is one of 22 languages with official status in India and is spoken by 74 million people.

Apple has informed developers that all new iOS apps submitted to the App Store will have to support iPhone X's Super Retina display. However, the problem does not seem to occur in the latest beta version of the iOS mobile operating system, which indicates Apple is aware of the issue and is preparing to release a fix, Mobile World noted.

Italian website Mobile World first reported the software bug which was later acknowledged by Apple who said that they are working on the fix.

The character above can also crash the entire iPhone if the symbol appears in a notification card or banner, forcing you to restart the phone.

News emerged on Thursday that a single message containing an Indian character can crash your iPhone.

Just last month Apple was forced to release software updates to patch processor flaws, known as Meltdown and Spectre, that left users potentially vulnerable to hackers.

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