Apple Recommends Temporary Workaround for Autocorrect Bug in iOS 11.1
Nov 6, 2017 1:59 am PST by Tim Hardwick
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.


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.

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12 months ago
You’re typing it wrong!!! They just don’t care, that’s the answer.
Rating: 8 Votes
12 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!!!
Rating: 6 Votes
12 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.
Rating: 5 Votes
12 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.
Rating: 5 Votes
12 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.
Rating: 4 Votes
12 months ago
Staying on iOS 10.3.3 is seeming better and better :)
Rating: 4 Votes
12 months ago
"iOS 11,The most advanced iOS we ever created...and created...and created.....and created....and created....and created....and created....and created....and created....and created....and created...."
Rating: 3 Votes
12 months ago
A don't like that workaround.
Rating: 2 Votes
12 months ago
ROFL you can't be serious with this 'workaround'!! You're a scream, Apple, what's it called? iOS 11.1.1?
Rating: 2 Votes
12 months ago
The Ghost of Steve Jobs needs to come back and eviscerate hundreds of incompetent iOS QC (quality control) employees. SJ did not tolerate failure.

See old example below….


Rating: 2 Votes

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