There's an iOS bug, and this is how it affects your iPhone

There's an iOS bug, and this is how it affects your iPhone

There's an iOS bug, and this is how it affects your iPhone

Once this is done, the Apple TV will search for the update and then you can proceed to download tvOS 11.2.6 by following the on-screen instructions.

As soon as the character shows up, whether typed or received as part of a text, applications crash and can even freeze an iPhone's springboard, possibly sending it in a bootloop.

Manish Goregaokar, a security engineer for the Mozilla Foundation, wrote a blog post last week explaining why Mac and iOS apps were crashing because of this Unicode character.

While some had found a makeshift fix by installing the iOS 11.3 beta, Apple's iOS 11.2.6 update is now available to rid of the bug. If you want to access the update, you have to go to the Settings - General - Software Update.

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Yes, there is a short-term solution but users are advised to be little cautious until Apple releases the bug-fix. While there wasn't an exact reason why this was happening, Apple has nonetheless fixed it in a new update rolling out to iPhones, iPads, and iPod touches in the form of iOS 11.2.6. Still, this was enough for many trolls and other pranksters out there to start tweeting out and messaging people with the character, just to mess with them and have their apps crash.

Previously, Apple recently released a preview of the iOS 11.3 update, which will be rolling out starting this Spring. Previously, a mysterious bug caused several iPhone and iPad devices to crash back in December past year. In terms of the software release timeline, this is iOS 11.2.6, the 11th update to the latest version of the operating system.

If you send, receive, or input the character using Apple Messages, Safari, WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, Twitter and more, your app may crash and become unresponsive. You also need to keep your iPhone in close proximity to the Apple watch and a WiFi connection.

In the meantime, it's worth being careful about receiving messages from unknown sources who may be out to bork your Apple device.

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