When iPhone users thought that autocorrect issues were already a thing in the past, a new glitch arrives with iOS 11. The glitch is driving people mad, like a demonic whisper that tells them to throw their iPhones right onto the walls. Okay, that maybe is a bit too much, but this glitch surely annoys the users.
iOS 11 users are experiencing their lower case ‘i’ replaced with gibberish. When texting, tweeting, or anything that has to do with using Apple’s native keyword, the lowercase ‘i’ becomes a capital letter “A”, an exclamation point, or a square box with a question mark inside.
The glitch is a total nuisance, which is being experienced not only by people who just bought new iPhones, but also iOS 11 users who use iPhone 6 and up.
“(Why… is my iPhone changing all of my I’s into question marks? Is this an existential test? Have I come undone?),” tweeted BuzzFeed employee Saeed Jones.
“Why does an “I” auto correct to an “A” with a weird symbol next to it? Is this a glitch related to the iPhone update ? I hate technology. ??,” wrote @ItsChadli.
“This iPhone letter “I” glitch is starting to get really annoying. I think they need to release 11.0.4 sooner than later,” said @akoczur_.
Well, the glitch maybe is a total nuisance, but it brought out the creativity of the users. Some people use the word “eye” as their substitute for “i”, while others use the eye emoji. Not all iOS 11 users experience the same glitch, however. Some of them avoided the issue because their lowercase “i” auto-corrects to grammatically correct uppercase.
The root of the error stems to the new cloud feature involving cloud-based synchronization for predictive text, according to the Guardian. The new feature includes auto-corrections to be shared with the user’s other Apple devices, thus, creating new words. It’s the same reason why many people experience the glitch.
Fixing the glitch is possible. In fact, there are easy ways. Users can download the latest software, iOS 11.1.1, which can repair the error. However, before the update release or for those who don’t want to download the new iOS, the glitch can be fixed by going to the phone’s settings. According to Apple’s Support page, users may go to Settings >General >Keyboard >Text Replacement to add an autocorrect replacement for the lowercase “i” with an uppercase one.
“For Phrase, type an uppercase “I”. For Shortcut, type a lowercase “i.””
Apparently, the glitch was actually an autocorrect issue. With some users, the problem appeared briefly when the lowercase “i” was auto-corrected to uppercase.
If you’re still using iOS 11, and you’re experiencing the same glitch, you may download the new iOS update, or install a third party keyboard such as, Google’s Gboard or Swype.
Or just throw your iPhone out the window, and switch to Android. JK
This video offers up a quick solution to the “i” glitch. Enjoy!