Tests by a variety of publications have been performed with third-party apps such as FaceBook Messenger, WhatsApp, Gmail and Outlook, with the issue appearing in all cases. Skype and Telegram do not seem to be affected. Now it looks like there's another bug and this time it can crash any app with just a Telugu language character. If someone sends you the symbol and iOS tries to show it in a notification, the entire system software that manages the Home will be blocked, as reported by Mobile World.
Apple confirmed that a bug is causing its devices to crash when a Telugu character is sent to the device or typed in text editor.
News emerged on Thursday that a single message containing an Indian character can crash your iPhone. Apps on the Apple Watch and Mac are also hit.
Telugu is thought to be spoken by at least 80 million people around the world and originates in south India.
Still, until that updated version is released - or, indeed, until Apple pushes out a patch before that point comes - it's a frustrating and potentially very disruptive issue. The bug seems to be fixed on the latest iOS 11.3 developer beta already, though it's affecting the latest, public version of iOS which is what the majority of iPhone users are now using. Motherboard has reported that by adding the symbol to a user's Twitter name, you can crash the iOS Twitter app simply by liking someone's tweet.
But you'll be using this very modern expression which begins with a vowel if hackers use the ancient Indian language to crash your iPhone: 'OMFG!'
There's no denying right now that iOS 11 is one of the buggiest updates Apple has ever rolled out.