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There's been a newly discovered bug in Apple's current iOS 11 operating system that can disable your phone's messaging apps and email—including WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, Gmail and more.

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As The Verge explains, the bug involves sending an Indian language (Telugu) character. Once the message with the character is received, it'll cause the iOS Springboard to crash.

They explain that messages will no longer be able to open as the app tries—and fails—to load the character in messaging apps across the board that are unable to load the character.

The Verge says there is one way to regain access to iMessages, though. “Have another friend send you a message and try to delete the thread that contained the bad character.”

Variety explains that devices running the beta version of iOS 11.3 are not affected by the bug.

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