Earlier today, Apple released an update to iOS to address the “Telugu” character bug, and now the company is patching its desktop operating system, too.
Today, Apple officially released a supplemental update to macOS High Sierra 10.13.3 to the public. This is a minor update, with no major forward-facing new features or additions for the end user being included. The new software is meant specifically to address the Telugu character bug that was discovered earlier this month.
The bug itself was discovered with iOS, and could affect any messaging app the specific character was sent to. That included iMessage and third-party messaging apps. However, it did not take long before that same bug was discovered on Apple’s other platforms, including macOS and watchOS. Apple sent out the necessary iOS update earlier today to patch that platform, and now macOS is getting updated as well.
To update, open the Mac App Store and click on the Updates tab. From there you will be able to download and install macOS 10.13.3. Keep in mind that this is a Supplemental Update, and is piggybacking off the original macOS 10.13.3 software that was released earlier this year.
It is worth noting that there is a separate macOS 10.13.3 Supplemental Update available for the iMac Pro lineup, which is also designed specifically to address the Telugu character bug issue.