Download Apple's update to protect your iPhone from the Telugu bug

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A simple message can wreak havoc on your iPhone.

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Apple issued a fix to the bug that was crashing iPhones with a single character. 

On Monday, the company released several updates, including iOS 11.2.6. If you’ve got an iPhone or iPad, you should probably download it ASAP.

Last week, a bug was discovered that crashed systems with a single character from the Telugu language, which is used in parts of India. Mashable tested the bug and found that, yes, it was a real problem

It crashed phones and third-party messaging apps including WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger. Now, thankfully, the problem is fixed … until a new bug is discovered.