Seldom used 'i' mangled by baffling autocorrect bug in Apple's iOS 11

Bill Rogers
November 7, 2017

"Don't download iOS 11.1 unless you want to see the letter "I" as "[?]".

Many users of Apple's iOS 11.1 are complaining that their iPhones aren't working properly, yet another technical issue for the company's newest slate of products and services.

Apple has promised a software patch soon, and in the meantime has provided a way for users to correct the problem themselves.

"For some reason inside the keyboard replacement settings pane, typing an uppercase I works".

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For the Phrase, type an upper-case "I" and for the Shortcut type a lower-case "i". The bug seems to affect iMessage and other apps including Twitter and Instagram as well.

The phone's predictive text automatically replaces the "I" unless the user chooses to correct it, they said. Apple wasn't immediately available to comment on when it was going to fix the problem. Apple will obviously need to push out another iOS update to address the issue, though, in the mean time, it has a workaround for you to try. You could also turn off predictive text and/or autocorrect and be forced to proofread again.

The support center suggests setting up Text Replacement for the letter "I" until the problem is fixed in a future software update. Likewise, the issue appears to have affected not all the users who have installed iOS 11.1.

The glitch arrived with iOS11.1, which was released last week, bringing with it hundreds of new emojis. It literally tells you to just set your autocorrect of capital "I" to a lowercase "i".

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