Apple iOS 11.1 causing trouble for many users

Apple iOS 11.1 causing trouble for many users

But a bug in iOS that automatically replaces the letter "I" with "A [?]" when writing a message is causing an understandable amount of anger among users. In "short-cut" type a lowercase "i".

An innocuous yet very annoying bug is affecting some users who have updated to iOS 11.1, which landed last week with hundreds of new emojis in tow. Apple wasn't immediately available to comment on when it was going to fix the problem. In the meantime, Apple has issued a temporary workaround that you can enable in settings.

If you type a lowercase "i", the software has been autocorrecting it to an uppercase "A" plus an extra odd character.

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The fix involves editing the keyboard settings in iOS so that the right character, either an upper or lower case "i", is used. You can address iOS 11's bug by enabling the Quick Type suggestions (those three boxes with words that appear as you're typing). After that, you are required to type an upper-case "I" character for the phrase and a lower-case "i" character for the shortcut.

The other way to fix the glitch in the interim is to download and use a third-party keyboard app.

User @mcwm tweeted: 'I have a $1,150 [£877] telephone that can't read the letter "i"'.

While odd bugs and weird software problems are nothing new for recent software launches, it is a bit ironic for Apple to have this problem considering the ubiquity of the lowercase "i" in its products.

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