Remember when just receiving a certain text message could crash your iPhone? There have actually been a few instances of such text message bugs throughout Apple’s history.

Apple’s first iPhone-crashing text message bug came in the form of a link which would crash your iPhone regardless of whether or not you clicked on the link. All it took was a text message including the link! This first bug was known as ChaiOS. Cute.

The next bug to crash iPhones was another text message exploit. If you were to send someone a white flag emoji, the number “0”, and a rainbow emoji in one text message, their iPhone would crash regardless of their reading the text.

Next, a certain string of Arabic characters sent as a text message was to blame for crashing iPhones. Again, whether or not you opened the text message, your iPhone would crash if you received a text message containing a particular set of Arabic characters.

Apple fixed all the aforementioned bugs, but a new iOS-crashing bug recently manifested. Displaying a specific character from the Telugu alphabet crashes devices operating on iOS 11, but Apple’s new iOS 11.2.6 update introduces a fix. iOS 11.2.6 prevents the crash bug initiated by receiving text messages containing the specific Telegu character.

You can now download Apple’s iOS 11.2.6 software update. If you have any further questions, please visit any of our stores in Topeka, Kansas City, Lawrence, or Leavenworth, Kansas.

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