iOS and Mac OS System can't render symbol and has crashed

Number:rdar://37458268 Date Originated:02/12/2018
Status:Closed Resolved:Yes
Product:All Apple Products Product Version:10+
Classification:Serious Bug Reproducible:Always
When iOS, MacOS, watchOS try to render Indian symbol 'జ్ఞ‌ా' all of it has crashed

Steps to Reproduce: 
Try to insert 'జ్ఞ‌ా' this symbol in any system text renderer like TextField, Label, TextView it always has crashed.

Expected Results: 
Don't crash and correct render it

Actual Results: 

Sample Code:

Try to open this playground in xCode, if you can't open it in some Electron-based text editor: Visual Code, Atom etc. Where it renders correctly​.

UPDATE: Fixed in iOS 11.2.6, macOS High Sierra 10.13.3, watchOS 4.2.3 and tvOS 11.2.6


Can’t delete message in Messenger app

So recently, I tried this to my friend in Facebook Messenger app. Then I can’t delete the conversation even when I sent many random letters. My iPhone is updated to iOS 11.3 while his is not. Is there a solution for thia?

By darcaluza15 at Feb. 24, 2018, 12:48 a.m. (reply...)

Can’t delete conversation in Messenger app

So recently, I tried this to my friend in Facebook Messenger app. Then I can’t delete the conversation even when I sent many random letters. My iPhone is updated to iOS 11.3 while his is not. Is there a solution for this?

By darcaluza15 at Feb. 24, 2018, 12:48 a.m. (reply...)

I crash my iphone with this character, but I could not activate my iphone after updating it to version 11.3

After crashing my iphone, I had to update it to version 11.3 to repair it, but after this, it asks me to authenticate it in icloud and when I try to do it it says: "your iphone could not be activated because the activation server is temporarily unavailable". Does anyone know any way to fix that problem?

By R.arias1611 at Feb. 18, 2018, 3:22 p.m. (reply...)

Fix: Upgrade to iOS 11.3 beta

If your iPhone is stuck on Apple logo or respringing forever, you can upgrade to iOS 11.3 beta. Download the .ipsw file for your model, which can be found on Google. Put your iPhone on recovery mode, connect to iTunes and choose Update. It may ask you to update to iOS 11.2.5, then just click Cancel. Hold Option(macOS)/Shift(Windows) key and select the file downloaded. You may have to perform the upgrade several times before succeeding.

By orem.rodrigo at Feb. 18, 2018, 12:39 a.m. (reply...)

I don't know how to put my phone in recovery mode when it's always stuck on the white apple logo screen. I tried to reset by holding off switch and home button many times, but it doesn't work. It won't let me connect to iTunes either, as it says i need to confirm it on my phone, which i can't.

By navaeisoroush at Feb. 18, 2018, 10:29 a.m. (reply...)

How to resolve bug. (జ్ఞ‌ా)

I have iOS 11.3 beta 2 and this does not effect me even if I past it on notes or the message app. iOS 11.3 is the only way you would not be effected

By shafkshafking22 at Feb. 17, 2018, 9:42 p.m. (reply...)

copy/paste symbol to search crashes Google Chrome Version 64.0.3282.167 on macOS 10.13.3


Once sent, the sender has to send a regular message. Once sent, the receiver must open contacts, select a random contact and click send message. Messages should now open. From there you must delete the messages of the person who sent it

By coolboy49531 at Feb. 16, 2018, 2:59 p.m. (reply...)

My sister's iPhone just received that Indian symbol that crashes any iPhone & now she can't unlock it at all because it keeps respringing when she tries to unlock it!!!

Is there a fix for this??

By crashwesker10098 at Feb. 16, 2018, 11:09 p.m. (reply...)

I sent the symbol to my sister and she also couldn't unlock, the device was respringing forever. I tried to update through iTunes to iOS 11.2.5, but after entering passcode the device went black screen with a white throbber (stuck on respring). On hard resets, sometimes it was stuck on the black screen, sometimes it was stuck on the Apple logo. What finally worked after many hours was upgrading to iOS 11.3. It's publicy available, but you have to install a profile in iPhone settings to get it via OTA, which I couldn't access because of the respring. So I downloaded a .ipsw file which I found on Google and upgraded it via iTunes holding the Option(macOS)/Shift(Windows) key. It only worked on the third time I tried, after dozens of hard resets, so don't give up if you also don't have a recent backup.

By orem.rodrigo at Feb. 18, 2018, 12:31 a.m. (reply...)

My friend with the exact phone and iOS version (iPhone X & 11.2.5) doesn't get affected by this while I get.

By nahrobeyar at Feb. 15, 2018, 8:44 p.m. (reply...)

Crashes in Spotify as well. Also notes

I pasted it in notes but then I couldn't open the app. Expected. Unfortunately, I didnt save it to cloud, only local. So I did a soft reset. No success. Tried resetting RAM. No success. Don't want to reset my iPhone from backup but...

Apple said they released an update for it 11.2.6 but it's not showing up

By asyoung5555 at Feb. 15, 2018, 5:31 p.m. (reply...)

Apple answered that this is a duplicate and original bug was closed. Should check it in the next updates

Crashes iOS twitter client too.

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