Apple releases temporary fix for autocorrect error in iOS 11.1

Weird iOS Bug Replaces "I" With "A[?]" in Text Messages

The letter "i" is the fifth-most popular letter in the English language.

A growing number of users have been encountering the odd text bug over the last few days, which could be related to the newest iOS 11.1 update.

The predictive auto-correct text feature is changing the letter i/I into the A and? combination, though not all iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch users are experiencing the problem.

The capital "I" has been replaced with an exclamation point and a question mark for users hit by the bug.

Apple has released a temporary solution to fix the problem until the latest iOS software is re-wired.

It then advises users to head to "Settings General Keyboard Text Replacement" and tap the + icon. Type "I" into the "Phrase" box, and type "i" into the "Shortcut" box.




If the users don't take action to remedy it, the incorrect characters will appear within text.

In the meantime, Apple describes a workaround through its Text Replacement feature. Even if your phone can type the letter "i", you'll likely still see the garbled messaging if it's been sent from a device that has been affected.

Apple released iOS 11.2 Developer Beta 2 on Monday.

If this does not work, users can also try disabling the emoji keyboard, according to Benjamin Mayo at 9to5Mac.

The BBC has contacted Apple for comment.

A number of users are reporting on Twitter that autocorrect is replacing the letter "i" with "A [?]". Others have avoided the issue because their lowercase "i" autocorrects to a grammatically correct uppercase.

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