The bad news surrounding iOS 11 just won't stop coming, with the latest one about an iOS 11.1 bug involving the predictive keyboard feature.
The autocorrect bug frustratingly replaces "I" to an "A" with a symbol. Apple has suggested a temporary fix for the problem, but iPhone and iPad owners would rather receive an iOS 11 version that works perfectly.
Another iOS 11 Problem: Predictive Keyboard On iOS 11.1
Some Apple device owners who have upgraded to iOS 11.1 have complained about a problem with their predictive keyboard that replaces the letter "I" with an "A" followed by a question mark inside a box. The symbol is known in unicode as FE0F, a variation selector used to display characters in other languages that support them.
A thread on the official iOS subreddit revealed that there is a large number of iPhone and iPad owners experiencing the problem.
The reason behind the bug is unclear, and while a significant portion of iOS 11.1 users are experiencing the problem, not everyone is seeing it. It could be linked to emoji though, as a strange "i" character is also appearing under the frequently used emoji section for affected users.
Apple's iOS 11.1 added 70 new emoji for iPhone and iPad users, so something may have been affected with the installation of the operating system update. It also apparently solved the battery drain problem that has plagued Apple customers since iOS 11.
How To Fix The iPhone Autocorrect Bug
Apple is reportedly working on a fix that will be rolled out in the next iOS 11 update. In the meantime, the company suggested a temporary fix through its official support page.
According to Apple, affected users can apply a workaround by using the Text Replacement feature of their iPhone or iPad. Users can go to Settings, tap on General, and then on Keyboard. The Text Replacement option will be there, and users should then tap on the + symbol and add upper-case "I" in Phrase and lower-case "i" in Shortcut.
Additionally, users can simply deactivate the autocorrect feature until Apple rolls out its fix.
iPhone and iPad owners, however, are hoping that after a temporary fix, Apple would be able to release a version of iOS 11 with no major problems.
The last version of the operating system before iOS 11.1, iOS 11.0.3, still made users suffer from poor performance and rapidly draining batteries. While it appears that Apple has taken steps to address the battery draining issue, the new autocorrect bug means that the number of problems with the mobile operating system remained the same.