Apple to fix awkward iOS 11 bug
iPhone users running the latest iteration of iOS cannot type 'i'
For the last week Apple fans running iOS 11.1 have comes across an autocorrect bug which changed the letter ‘I' to an uppercase ‘A'.
The problem stops users from typing ‘I' and instead the predictive text features shows the letter along with an Unicode character, either a question mark in a box or five horizontal bars.
Apple has acknowledged the embarrassing bug, which appears to be affecting the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch, and has said it is working on a fix.
However in the interim, the tech titan has disclosed a temporary workaround through its Text Replacement feature. To temporarily solve the problem, users can go to Settings > General > Keyboard > Text Replacement.
By selecting the ‘+' icon, then in the Phrase option type an uppercase ‘I' and for Shortcut, type lowercase ‘I'. Additionally, users can install a third-party keyboard, such as Google's Gboard.
This should fix the problem until Apple addresses it properly in the next iOS update.
As always, Apple users took to social media to express their frustrations.
fixed it pic.twitter.com/r3ljETuugg
— Jeremy Burge (@jeremyburge) 6 November 2017