'If the character is displayed within an application, the app in question will crash and will continue to close each time you try to start it.
As apps try and fail to load the character, users can get trapped in an endless loop of crashes.More news: Rick Scott: Mentally Ill Individuals 'Should Not Have Access to a Gun'
The iPad immediately crashed when the messages were received; iOS's notification bar failed to process them, forcing the whole system to stop and reload.
Your iPhone will crash if it receives a text message containing just one letter, Apple has admitted.
The Guardian reported that Telugu is spoken by at least 80 million people in India and elsewhere combined. According to the publication, affected users can apparently regain access to their iMessages if someone sends another message that can delete the threat containing the Telugu character.
Until Apple requires updates to also support iPhone X and the iOS 11 SDK, these rules don't mean much because updates represent the majority of the App Store. The messages app would attempt to preload the link, which could flood the device with unnecessary characters found in the site's metadata and force the device to shut down.
However, a recent bug may prove to be the cause of panic among Apple users as an Indian character is being held responsible for crashing the iOS systems.