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How to fix Apple's 'i' to 'A' autocorrection bug

How to fix Apple's 'i' to 'A' autocorrection bug

A number of iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch users who updated to iOS 11.1 are facing a odd bug that autocorrects the letter "i" to an "A" with a question mark symbol.

When routinely typing the letter "i", iDevices running the latest OS version see fit to autocorrect their owners for some reason and enter the letter "A" followed by a question mark symbol. "The unicode character either appears as an unidentified "[?]" next to the letter "A", or as five horizontal bars stacked on top of each other, depending on the app that's being used.

They added: "The new emoji will debut in next week's developer and public beta previews of iOS 11.1, and will be available in upcoming software updates for iOS, macOS and watchOS". In fact, the iOS 11 update caused so many problems for certain users that Apple released the iOS 11.0.1 after, which is a further update created to patch an email issue.

The company has yet to fix the bug through a new software update, but MacRumors says there is a "temporary workaround" to solve the issue. Just go to the Settings menu on your iOS device, then tap General, and tap Keyboard. For now, its recommending people set up Text Replacement on their devices for the lowercase letter "i".

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Users can also disable predictive text completely, in order to halt the autocorrection. "I think they need to release 11.0.4 sooner than later", said @akoczur_.

This bug is persistent throughout several different apps but, oddly, not everyone using iOS 11.1 is affected.

Apple is yet to respond to MailOnline's request for comment.

"WHY does my #iphone keep changing the letter "i" to I?!"