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iOS 11.2 Update Fixes 'I.T' Autocorrect Bug

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iOS 11.2, which was released at midnight on Saturday, appears to fix an autocorrect bug that caused the word "it" to be autocorrected to "I.T" on earlier versions of iOS 11.

Not all users were affected, but those who were saw their keyboards offering up "I.T" as a predictive text suggestion and an automatic autocorrection when typing "it." Some people also saw the word "is" autocorrect to "I.S."


The I.T. autocorrect problem has been around since iOS 11 first launched in September, but not every iPhone user experienced the issue. It appeared to be more limited in scope than a similar autocorrect bug that caused the letter "i" to autocorrect to "A[?]."

The "A[?]" bug was fixed in an iOS 11.1.1 update that was released to the public on November 9.

Reports on Twitter and reddit indicate that the iOS 11.2 update successfully fixes the I.T. autocorrect bug, so affected users should install it immediately.

iOS 11.2 also fixes several other bugs, including a major date-related bug causing crashing starting at 12:15 a.m. on December 2, and it introduces faster 7.5W wireless charging and Apple Pay Cash.

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nfl46

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Wow. iOS 11 has been one hot ass mess! Apple can’t catch a break with it. It’s been soooo many updates to fix bug after bug that randomly keeps appearing.

I’m glad they’re actively fixing the bugs, though.
 
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I can also confirm that on the Dutch keyboard this fixes the "O.m." autocorrect issue. "Om" is a VERY common word in Dutch, which kept being autocorected to "O.m.". This was getting proper annoying. Adding a text replacement in iOS to correct it didn't do much. Somewhere during the beta of iOS 11 though, this bug got fixed and then came back during the iOS 11.2 beta. I'm glad this is fixed now.
 
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Relentless Power

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Wow. iOS 11 has been one hot ass mess! Apple can’t catch a break with it. It’s been soooo many updates to fix bug after bug that randomly keeps appearing.

I’m glad they’re actively fixing the bugs, though.

I have to agree that iOS 11 is not being initially well recepted, at least on a tech forum, but I do agree that they have been very proactive in rectifying glitches or software related issues such as the cold display issue with the iPhone X.
 
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If it’s a machine learning issue, then patching each problem as it surfaces is essentially playing whack a mole.
Just in the first hour of use, autocorrect seems much better, I think they reverted to previous behavior.

For example, autocorrect doesn’t seem to be suggesting or trying to correct based on pulling words from my iMessage conversations anymore, which it was definitely doing before (for me). Not sure exactly when that started but it was sometime over the last couple of months.

I also haven’t seen any of the random initial capitalizations I was getting before.

So far so good, it does seem much better. I’m able to use the suggested words quite frequently, often after typing the first or second letter of my intended word. And I’m not getting many unwanted/unusable suggestions, which is a welcome change to be sure; it was pretty bad.
 
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And yet, the visual glitch on Weather app is still there. If you tap on the list icon to show all your locations, then tap on any location, the bottom indicator icons will be shifted down. When you scroll it to any of the sides, it moves back to the correct position.

Back in the beta with the Feedback app, Weather was not even listed as an app to receive feedback so not sure this will ever get fixed...
 
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C DM

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That wouldn't be surprising, and almost funny if it wasn't so annoying. A few more of these totally avoidable screw-ups and perhaps heads should roll, or at the very least warrant some type of shake-up in software land.
It's hard to say if at least some of these were really avoidable.
 
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macs4nw

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It's hard to say if at least some of these were really avoidable.
While I give Apple props for invariably being punctual and expeditious with critical patches, lately the level of flaws of different severity necessitating timely redress seems to have risen to a level hard to ignore.

Were some unavoidable? Perhaps, considering the level of complexity of today's software, but others seem to have been plain oversights, something we're not used to from Apple, a company with a heretofore sterling reputation for meticulous engineering and execution of well thought-out design in both hardware and custom-tailored software.

Continued software hiccups of the avoidable kind will eventually erode that excellent reputation.
 
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