IOS 11 bug prevents some users from typing the word "I"

Todd Singleton
November 7, 2017

It literally tells you to just set your autocorrect of capital "I" to a lowercase "i".

Apple says a fix for the flaw is coming in a "future software update" and has published a finicky workaround to tide over users being troubled by the issue.

Several other users shared similar images on the social network, with one iPhone user posting a plea to Apple to rectify the issue.

For those who don't want to wait for an update, Apple suggests setting up a text replacement for "i".

Then, type an uppercase "I" (without quotes) into the "shortcut" line.

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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. The bandaid lets users replace a capital "I" with a lowercase "i" - which will look odd, but not as odd as the freaky exclamation point-question mark combo.

Here's the very same tweet when viewed on an iPhone with iOS 11. A bug in the latest version of iOS is preventing iPhone users from typing the letter "I"-the 10th most common word in the English language".

If you're experiencing this glitch, you can do Apple's suggestion to manually fix the auto correct or download a third-party keyboard like Google's Gboard or Swype.

Apple has not responded to a request for comment. In 2011, the time on many iPhone changed, but in the wrong direction.

Apple has patched a number of bugs in the past year, with many related to security, as TechRepublic's Brandon Vigliarolo reported.

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