IPhone's are autocorrecting "i" to "A" - Here's how to fix it

Alyssa Bailey
November 7, 2017

Those affected by the odd iOS 11.1 glitch have been forced to be a little less egocentric because their device inexplicably started auto-correcting the letter "i" to an upper case "a" and a '?'. Though it's promoted as more than just a collection of bug fixes and security patches, iOS 11.1 issues and problems are enough to deter users from initiating the update to begin with.

Apple iPhone users have been hit by a weird bug which turns the letter "I" into a odd question mark thing in a box - making texting a living hell. Not all users have been affected by the bug though.

Apple has acknowledged the bug and they are reportedly working on an update to fix the error.

It then advises users to head to "Settings General Keyboard Text Replacement" and tap the + icon. Beside Phrase, type "I", and beside Shortcut, type "i". TheCravin noted however, that when trying to copy the autocorrected text, the paste corrected the text back to "I". 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.

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The support center suggests setting up Text Replacement for the letter "I" until the problem is fixed in a future software update.

Users can also disable predictive text completely, in order to halt the autocorrection. Instead of auto-correcting to a capital, it's instead replaced with the letter "A" and a unicode symbol.

"This iPhone letter "I" glitch is starting to get really annoying".

Apple is yet to respond to MailOnline's request for comment. And by love I mean "scream with rage as you try to avoid throwing your new £1,000 phone at the wall".

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