The latest Apple iOS 11 update now addresses a big text message bug, among other issues. Though the iOS 11.2.6 update is relatively small, the patch at least fixes an error that prompts the Messages app to crash. Here’s what you need to know.
Apple iOS 11 Update: What Does the Latest Patch Fix?
The iOS 11.2.6 update primarily features a patch that fixes a bug which causes the Messages app to crash. This happens when users send a Telegu character while using the Indian language keyboard. Upon receiving such a message, the receiving party’s Messages app would crash on their iPhone. Besides affecting the Messages app, the bug also crashed other apps such as WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, and Gmail. It additionally affected macOS as well.
Furthermore, the iOS 11.2.6 update also fixes an issue in which some third-party apps may fail to connect to external accessories. Other than the aforementioned details, no other notable additions were included when the update rolled in.
Previous iOS Updates
Prior to the 11.2.6 update, the previous 11.2.5 patch fixed yet another issue that caused the Messages app to act up. Referred to as “chaiOS,” the problem essentially involved the Messages app to freeze due to a malicious GitHub link. The bug affected not only iPhones, but Macs as well. In order to remedy the situation, users were required to do a hard reset on their device.
The Next Apple iOS 11 Update
The latest beta for iOS 11.3 is currently available on the developer beta channel. The previous release cycles introduced several new features. This includes a version of a new Animoji and some data on battery health.
Additionally, iOS 11.3 is also set to bring in the latest version of Apple’s augmented reality kit, ARKit 1.5. This latest iteration of ARKit features enhanced recognition of objects on vertical surfaces, as well as improved recognition of the sign or poster orientation, which can ultimately be utilized for interactive museum exhibits.
Other Apple News
Recent reports claim that Apple may launch a new version of the iPhone SE at this year’s Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC). The aforementioned device is rumored to retain the Touch ID feature in lieu of the more current Face ID system. Additionally, the anticipated iPhone SE may allegedly feature two storage options (32GB and 128GB) with 2GB RAM and an A10 processor. Though the prospect of an unveiling is exciting it remains unknown as to whether or not a new version of the iPhone SE will indeed be unveiled at WWDC 2018.