The rollout of Apple iOS 11 introduced new features, faster processing speeds, and security patches. However, there have been some early stumbling blocks including much less battery life, which was reported last month. Now a new typing glitch has popped up from the new operating system that debuted on Sept. 19. Numerous iPhone users report they are having difficulties typing the letter “i.” Many Apple customers noticed that when they type a lowercase “i” the iPhone the autocorrect replaces the “i” with an “A” and a question mark in a box.
Of all of the letters that iPhones and iPads would have an issue with, it’s ironic that is the letter “i,” and a lowercase “i” to boot.
The bug not only affects new handsets such as the iPhone 8 or iPhone X, but any iPhone that updated to iOS 11. Apple has acknowledged the issue and said there will be a software update to fix the glitch. Until then, Apple listed a workaround on their support page so you can use the letter “i” once again.
- Go to your general settings (tap the Settings app, then General). From there, pick Keyboard, then Text Replacement.
- Tap the “+” to add a new entry.
- In the phrase portion, type a capital “I.” In the shortcut section, type a lowercase “i.”
Another solution to this issue is to download a third-party keyboard like Google’s Gboard, SwiftKey or Swype.