IOS 11 bug prevents some users from typing the word "I"

IOS 11 bug prevents some users from typing the word

IOS 11 bug prevents some users from typing the word "I"

So you basically tell your phone to replace the letter "i" with a letter "i", which isn't the most elegant solution, but hey, it works.

A growing number of users have been encountering the odd text bug over the last few days, which could be related to the newest iOS 11.1 update. The bug is especially irritating for business users who want to send professional messages from their devices.

Apple has said the issue will be fixed in a future software update.

Several Mac support forums are also recommending that users install custom keyboard apps, which use their own predictive text features.

"I had to turn off my auto correct which is super annoying", wrote another iPhone user on Apple's discussion forum. It's a fiddly "fix" that brings new variability to the ever useful Apple meme of You're [insert verb] it wrong. The predictive keyboard tends to suggest random characters, and automatically replaces the "I" you've typed unless corrective action is taken. You can address iOS 11's bug by enabling the Quick Type suggestions (those three boxes with words that appear as you're typing).

For a temporary fix before the next iOS update, users can go to the Settings menu, tap General, then Keyboard, and finally tap Text Replacement.

"I have a $1150 [$A1495] telephone that can't read the letter "i", he wrote on Twitter, clearly seeing the amusing side of things.

Apple has patched a number of bugs in the past year, with many related to security, as TechRepublic's Brandon Vigliarolo reported. Others have avoided the issue because their lowercase "i" autocorrects to a grammatically correct uppercase.

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