Trusted Reviews is supported by its audience. If you purchase through links on our site, we may earn a commission. Learn more.

The iOS 11.1 predictive text bug might be the weirdest yet

Some Apple device users running iOS 11.1 are reporting a strange text-prediction feature that autocorrects the letter ‘I’

When attempting to use ‘I’ as a word, some users are seeing it replaced with an ‘A’, along with a unicode question mark character in the prediction field.

Related: iPhone X hands on

If the users don’t take action to remedy it, the incorrect characters will appear within text.

The issue was first brought to light by Reddit poster TheCravin and more reports of the flaw have since emerged across social media.

Some Twitter users claimed the incorrect character is even the default suggestions whenever they reply to a tweet.

Apple says a fix for the flaw is coming in a “future software update” and has published a finicky workaround to tide over users being troubled by the issue.

“If you updated your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch to iOS 11.1 and find that when you type the letter “i” it autocorrects to the letter “A” with a symbol, learn what to do,” Apple writes.

It then advises users to head to “Settings > General > Keyboard > Text Replacement” and tap the + icon.

For Phrase, users are told to type an upper-case “I”, and for shortcut they type a lower-case “i.”

Users can also disable predictive text completely, in order to halt the autocorrection.

Have you experienced the weird iOS 11.1 bug on your iPhone? Drop us a line @TrustedReviews on Twitter.


Why trust our journalism?

Founded in 2003, Trusted Reviews exists to give our readers thorough, unbiased and independent advice on what to buy.

Today, we have millions of users a month from around the world, and assess more than 1,000 products a year.

author icon

Editorial independence

Editorial independence means being able to give an unbiased verdict about a product or company, with the avoidance of conflicts of interest. To ensure this is possible, every member of the editorial staff follows a clear code of conduct.

author icon

Professional conduct

We also expect our journalists to follow clear ethical standards in their work. Our staff members must strive for honesty and accuracy in everything they do. We follow the IPSO Editors’ code of practice to underpin these standards.