Apple autocorrect bug frustrating iPhone users

Nichole Vega
November 7, 2017

Apple's newest update to the software for its iPhones and iPads, iOS 11.1, has only been out for a few days, but users are already reporting a serious problem. In fact, the iOS 11 update caused so many problems for certain users that Apple released the iOS 11.0.1 after, which is a further update created to patch an email issue.

Several Mac support forums are also recommending that users install custom keyboard apps, which use their own predictive text features.

In the Shortcut field, type the lowercase "i" character.

A unusual bug affecting some devices running iOS 11.1 prevents people from typing the letter "i". TheCravin noted however, that when trying to copy the autocorrected text, the paste corrected the text back to "I".

The company has promised that it's working on a fix, but in the meantime there's a workaround you can use.

"This iPhone letter "I" glitch is starting to get really annoying".

Users can also disable predictive text completely, in order to halt the autocorrection.

Try setting up Text Replacement for the letter "i".

iOS: When iOS 11 first dropped, we warned you to wait before updating your iPhone.

But if you are struggling to type the letter "i", follow these steps. Apple just released iOS 11.1 this week, and according to some reports it brings a noticeable performance improvement (including better battery life) for older devices.

The word "I" is actually the tenth most common word in the English language so having it removed from your repertoire when you're texting makes life a little hard.

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