Apple Recommends Temporary Workaround for Autocorrect Bug in iOS 11.1

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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
     
  2. joueboy macrumors 65816

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    You’re typing it wrong!!! They just don’t care, that’s the answer.
     
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    a vast majority of iPhone users are not reading tech sites, so they'll never know of this work around. It would make more sense for Apple to immediately release a fix and push it out.
     
  5. IPPlanMan, Nov 6, 2017
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    11.1.1

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

    BUT BUT ANIMOJI!!!
     
  6. Ries macrumors 68000

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    Depends on how many new emojis is going to be added in iOS 11.2. They might not have the spare time to fix it.
     
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    Possible to see iOS 11.1.1 released to fix some minor bugs. Let's hope.
     
  9. jezbd1997 macrumors regular

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    Staying on iOS 10.3.3 is seeming better and better :)
     
  10. MrGuder macrumors 68030

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    Who needs typing when we have emojis. :eek:
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    Staying on 9.3.5 seems even better and better.
     
  11. newyorksole macrumors 68040

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    How the heck did this even happen? This makes no sense to me. Something so basic... So simple.

    They don’t have the resources to just send out a fix?

    Stuff like this blows my mind considering what this company is capable of doing design/production/engineering wise.
     
  12. Kajje macrumors 6502a

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    Sorry. 11.2 is already reserved for emoji expansions
     
  13. Rambus macrumors newbie

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    ROFL you can't be serious with this 'workaround'!! You're a scream, Apple, what's it called? iOS 11.1.1?
     
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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.
     
  16. Scottsoapbox macrumors 6502a

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    Turning off auto correct seems like an easier/better work around.
     
  17. ThiGeever macrumors newbie

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    What about when I actually need to be corrected?
     
  18. KevinPeterson macrumors newbie

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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!
     
  19. nt5672 macrumors 68000

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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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    iPhone 7 came with 10 so 10.3.3 is the most stable and fastest my phone will ever be
     
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    "iOS 11,The most advanced iOS we ever created...and created...and created.....and created....and created....and created....and created....and created....and created....and created....and created...."
     
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    The Ghost of Steve Jobs needs to come back and eviscerate hundreds of incompetent iOS QC (quality control) employees. SJ did not tolerate failure.

    See old example below….


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  24. Scottsoapbox macrumors 6502a

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    -Shrug- I've had auto correct off for years.

    SwiftKey's auto suggest is pretty good and is optional in use.
     
  25. cheekyjeremy macrumors 6502

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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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