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An issue with Apple's autocorrect feature emerged over the weekend after users began updating to iOS 11.1. First noted by Reddit user The Cravin, typing the letter "i" can result in autocorrect replacing it with the uppercase letter "A" and a question mark symbol. The problem isn't universal, but is affecting enough users for Apple to publish a support document that offers a workaround until it can be resolved in a future update.

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The workaround involves setting up a Text Replacement for the letter "i". To do this, go to Settings -> General -> Keyboard -> Text Replacement, and tap the plus (+) button. In the Phrase field, type an uppercase "I", and in the Shortcut field, type a lowercase "i". This should fix the problem until Apple addresses it properly in the next iOS update, which shouldn't be far off.

Article Link: Apple Recommends Temporary Workaround for Autocorrect Bug in iOS 11.1
 

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11.1.1

Apple clearly doesn't have time or resources to fully test these iOS releases.....

BUT BUT ANIMOJI!!!
Possible to see iOS 11.1.1 released to fix some minor bugs. Let's hope.
 
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ThiGeever

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iOS 11 capitalizes random words on my phone. Also, I type in two languages and the stupid keyboard keeps autocorrecting me whilst before iOS 11 universal keyboard used to work perfectly. Seriously, all iOS11 did was break my iPhone, and issues keep coming and coming.
 

KevinPeterson

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I thought I was going insane yesterday. It must be a newish bug? I’m on 11.2 and it’s happening, so I’m expecting bugs...

The weird thing is that non iPhone users just see a normal old I.

But hey, AirPlay 2 will randomly hide my now playing so it’s fun all around!
 
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nt5672

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Its amazing how Apple has gone from lots of edge case failures to basic functionality failures with each new release. But I know the reason, Apple QA tools suck. Xcode UI Tests break with every iOS release and take more time to maintain then the base code. I guess Apple is doing what every other App developer is doing, not running UI tests.

But this subject is a little deep for Cook, so no need to get the house in order, just ship, we'll let our users be our testers.
 
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cheekyjeremy

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Rebooting my phone got rid of this. It comes back, but it seems like as long as I reboot once per day, it goes away.
 
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