iOS 11.2, which was released at midnight on Saturday, appears to fix an autocorrect bug that caused the word "it" to be autocorrected to "I.T" on earlier versions of iOS 11.

Not all users were affected, but those who were saw their keyboards offering up "I.T" as a predictive text suggestion and an automatic autocorrection when typing "it." Some people also saw the word "is" autocorrect to "I.S."

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The I.T. autocorrect problem has been around since iOS 11 first launched in September, but not every iPhone user experienced the issue. It appeared to be more limited in scope than a similar autocorrect bug that caused the letter "i" to autocorrect to "A[?]."

The "A[?]" bug was fixed in an iOS 11.1.1 update that was released to the public on November 9.

Reports on Twitter and reddit indicate that the iOS 11.2 update successfully fixes the I.T. autocorrect bug, so affected users should install it immediately.

iOS 11.2 also fixes several other bugs, including a major date-related bug causing crashing starting at 12:15 a.m. on December 2, and it introduces faster 7.5W wireless charging and Apple Pay Cash.

Top Rated Comments

iamMacPerson Avatar
44 months ago
Waits to see what other autocorrect issue erupts.
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
nfl46 Avatar
44 months ago
Wow. iOS 11 has been one hot ass mess! Apple can’t catch a break with it. It’s been soooo many updates to fix bug after bug that randomly keeps appearing.

I’m glad they’re actively fixing the bugs, though.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
jdillings Avatar
44 months ago
I think what will be more interesting is what 11.2 breaks
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Abazigal Avatar
44 months ago
Waits to see what other autocorrect issue erupts.
If it’s a machine learning issue, then patching each problem as it surfaces is essentially playing whack a mole.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Sefstah Avatar
44 months ago
The most advanced operating system in the world?
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
ovo6 Avatar
44 months ago
Midnight wtf
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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