An issue with Apple's autocorrect feature emerged over the weekend after users began updating to iOS 11.1. First noted by Reddit user The Cravin, typing the letter "i" can result in autocorrect replacing it with the uppercase letter "A" and a question mark symbol. The problem isn't universal, but is affecting enough users for Apple to publish a support document that offers a workaround until it can be resolved in a future update.

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The workaround involves setting up a Text Replacement for the letter "i". To do this, go to Settings -> General -> Keyboard -> Text Replacement, and tap the plus (+) button. In the Phrase field, type an uppercase "I", and in the Shortcut field, type a lowercase "i". This should fix the problem until Apple addresses it properly in the next iOS update, which shouldn't be far off.

Top Rated Comments

joueboy Avatar
55 months ago
You’re typing it wrong!!! They just don’t care, that’s the answer.
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
IPPlanMan Avatar
55 months ago
Will this be a fix I️ iOS 11.2?
11.1.1

Apple clearly doesn't have time or resources to fully test these iOS releases.....

BUT BUT ANIMOJI!!!
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
acctman Avatar
55 months ago
a vast majority of iPhone users are not reading tech sites, so they'll never know of this work around. It would make more sense for Apple to immediately release a fix and push it out.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Ries Avatar
55 months ago
Will this be a fix I️ iOS 11.2?
Depends on how many new emojis is going to be added in iOS 11.2. They might not have the spare time to fix it.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
jezbd1997 Avatar
55 months ago
Staying on iOS 10.3.3 is seeming better and better :)
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
newyorksole Avatar
55 months ago
How the heck did this even happen? This makes no sense to me. Something so basic... So simple.

They don’t have the resources to just send out a fix?

Stuff like this blows my mind considering what this company is capable of doing design/production/engineering wise.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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