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Apple iOS 11.1.1 arrives to clean up the ridiculous autocorrect bug

Apple has released iOS 11.1.1 for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, primarily to fix an embarrassing autocorrect flaw.

This past weekend it emerged some iOS 11.1 users (although it was also seen in iOS 11.0.3) couldn’t type ‘I’ as a word, without autocorrect taking over.

Many users saw an exclamation point, the letter ‘A’, or a unicode item featuring a question mark in a box take its place.

Apple posted a workaround and promised a fix, and now the fix is here. You can download it over-the-air from Settings > General > Software Update on your compatible iOS 11 device.

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Interestingly, AppleInsider reports that following installation, the update replaces all previous instances of the flaw with the correct character.

The 44.8MB update also takes care issue causing ‘Hey Siri’ commands to stop working for some users.

Bigger things coming in iOS 11.2

The release comes a couple of days after it emerged Apple Pay Cash will arrive in iOS 11.2.

Apple’s heavily-touted Venmo rival will enable contacts to send and receive cash, with funds stored on an virtual Apple Pay Cash debit card.

The feature is currently available to developers and members of the public using the latest iOS 11.2 beta.

Unfortunately, its scope doesn’t expand beyond the United States right now and we’ve no idea when Apple might expand availability to Brits.

We’re still waiting to see whether iCloud syncing for iMessages will arrive in iOS 11.2 also.

What’s your favourite iOS 11.1 feature? Drop us a line @TrustedReviews on Twitter.

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