Apple iOS update fixes ‘text bomb’ bug

FILE (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)

TAMPA, FL (WTNH) — The most recent flaw, known as the “text bomb” in Apple’s iOS 11.2.5, was caused by a Unicode symbol.

The text character visually represents text or a letter in another language.

This time, two specific Telegu Indian language Unicode symbols crashed any Apple device when used.

On February 19, Apple released iOS 11.2.6 to help patch this problem.

iPhone, iPad, Mac and iWatch users are encouraged to visit their ‘Settings’, ‘General’ and ‘Software Update’ area to ensure that their devices are up-to-date to prevent issues from happening.

For those Apple users who are looking for additional Emojis, those will be released with iOS 11.3 planned for the spring. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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