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iOS 11.1 Issue Autocorrects 'i' to 'A'; Apple Details Workaround Ahead of Fix

Weird iOS 11.1 bug autocorrects i to A -- here's how to fix it

You simply have to go to your keyboard settings and make a shortcut for the letter "i".

The issue appears to impact iPhone users on its most recent mobile software, iOS 11.1.

A number of iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch users who updated to iOS 11.1 are facing a unusual bug that autocorrects the letter "i" to an "A" with a question mark symbol. Basic troubleshooting, such as resetting the user's personalized keyboard dictionary or restarting the device does not fix the issue, Reddit users report.

Though not all users have been affected by the bug, Apple are now working on a fix to address the issue, and suggest users workaround it with the Text Replacement feature.

The tech giant has not released an update to correct the issue, but they are offering a temporary workaround to ease the annoyance. The bandaid lets users replace a capital "I" with a lowercase "i" - which will look odd, but not as odd as the weird exclamation point-question mark combo. Then click the plus sign in the corner to add a new text replacement.

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

Apple is introducing a new App Store pricing feature for developers starting with iOS 11.2. Last week, researchers participating in the Pwn2Own 2017 contest successfully hacked an iPhone 7 running iOS 11.1, and were able to drop malicious code into the device.

The BBC has contacted Apple for comment. It happens when typing the letter "i".

User @mcwm tweeted: 'I have a $1,150 [£877] telephone that can't read the letter "i"'. In 2011, the time on many iPhone changed, but in the wrong direction.

Apple of course didn't take long to start fixing bugs with small stability-improving updates, but as so often happens, new software flaws continued to emerge, even after the first bigger platform renovation effort rolled out.



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