Some Apple customers with units working iOS 11.1 are discovering that typing the letter “I” autocorrects to an “A” with a unicode [?] image as a substitute. Reddit consumer TheCravin documented the bug and mentioned that Apple’s predictive keyboard characteristic suggests a random character like “A,” “#,” or “!” adopted by the unicode image, after which mechanically replaces the “I” until the consumer takes corrective motion. TheCravin famous nevertheless, that when attempting to repeat the autocorrected textual content, the paste corrected the textual content again to “I.” The bug appears to have an effect on iMessage and different apps together with Twitter and Instagram as properly.
Apple says the bug is affecting units together with the iPhone, iPad or iPod contact which have up to date to iOS 11.1. Not all customers have been affected by the bug although. Two of The Verge staffers who’ve examined for the problem haven’t skilled it, even with predictive textual content turned on. Apple is reportedly engaged on a repair.
In the meantime, Apple describes a workaround by means of its Text Replacement characteristic. If you’re affected by this bug and need to use this non permanent repair, go to the Settings menu, faucet General, then Keyboard, and eventually faucet Text Replacement. Touch the “+” image then within the Phrase choice kind “I” and in Shortcut, kind a lowercase “i.” It’s a fiddly “fix” that brings new variability to the ever helpful Apple meme of You’re [insert verb] it mistaken.