Hundreds of iPhone Users Complain About the Word 'It' Autocorrecting to 'I.T' on iOS 11 and Later

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    At least a few hundred iPhone users and counting have complained about the word "it" autocorrecting to "I.T" on iOS 11 and later.

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    When affected users type the word "it" into a text field, the keyboard first shows "I.T" as a QuickType suggestion. After tapping the space key, the word "it" automatically changes to "I.T" without actually tapping the predictive suggestion.

    A growing number of iPhone users have voiced their frustrations about the issue on the MacRumors discussion forums, Twitter, and other discussion platforms on the web since shortly after iOS 11 was released in late September.

    MacRumors reader Tim shared a video that appears to indicate the issue can cause the word "is" to be autocorrected to "I.S" as well.


    Many users claim the apparent autocorrect bug persists even after rebooting the device and performing other basic troubleshooting.

    A temporary workaround is to tap Settings > General > Keyboard > Text Replacement and enter "it" as both the phrase and shortcut, but some users insist this solution does not solve the problem.

    A less ideal workaround is to toggle off auto-correction and/or predictive suggestions completely under Settings > General > Keyboard.

    The issue is notable given Apple just recently addressed a similar bug that caused the letter "i" to autocorrect to "A[?]" on iOS 11 and later. The fix was included in iOS 11.1.1, publicly released in early November.

    This similar "it" to "I.T" issue does not appear to be fixed in iOS 11.1.1 and later. It's unclear if a future software update will be required to address the problem, which MacRumors hasn't been able to reproduce. Apple did not respond to multiple requests for comment about this particular issue.

    Article Link: Hundreds of iPhone Users Complain About the Word 'It' Autocorrecting to 'I.T' on iOS 11 and Later
     
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    Not happening on 11.2 beta for what it's worth.

    But this is embarrassing.
     
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    It's not too much of a pain when autocorrect mis-corrects a word. The real pain is when you backspace a word that iOS has autocorrected wrongly, retype it, only to have iOS autocorrect it wrongly again, and again, and again.

    It has got to the point for me, where I have to try and work out how I can trick the system into leaving the word alone.

    It's one of the very few things that makes me want to throw my iPhone out the window, it's so frustrating!
     
  6. profets macrumors 601

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    The iOS keyboard and autocorrect can work so well, but I always get hit with some very stupid autocorrecting. Many times it'll autocorrect a correctly spelled word and it results in a sentence where the grammar no longer makes sense.

    What baffles me is there's times when I make a spelling mistake, and the word is underlined in red. Tapping it results in only a single suggestion - the correct one. These are the instances in which it should be autocorrecting.

    However, I haven't seen this "it" to "I.T." autocorrect bug.
     
  7. profets macrumors 601

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    I found that interesting. Hundreds of iPhone users are complaining.. out of hundreds of millions of currently active iPhone users.
     
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    Seems rather minor, but annoying none the less. I have not experienced this as of yet.
     
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    There’s a few issues with autocorrect. I’ll type in words that are correct and it’ll change it to something different. Or it’ll just capitalize all the letters in a word. Weird.
     
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    Looks like Apple increased or changed the way it’s crowd sourced dictionary learns words to it’s own detriment. Overall I like the feature, so long as I can re-teach it the words I want. It should only take one or two times for me to select “it” or “is” to know that it is my speech pattern. Had the same issue with the I [A] issue.
     
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    I'm getting it on both 11.1.2 on my X and on 11.2 on my iPad.
     
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    ios is becoming worst day by day.....Apple still not missing Scott Forstall ?
     
  17. Russell L macrumors regular

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    Not happening for me. (Just tried it in Messages.)
     
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    I must be lucky. Even my older devices run iOS 11 like a champ. No bugs or issues to report.
     
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    Such an advantage over Android everyone having the latest iOS with the most cutting edge bugs. It means all iOS users can communicate with each other using this new Apple language ;)
     
  22. DotCom2 macrumors 68040

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    It's not happening to me. I wonder why it does for some and not others?
     
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    Auto-correct is disabled on all my devices. It’s annoying even when it works properly..
     
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    every time i write "so" it changes it to "do" ugh......
     

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