Following the system update iOS 11.1 that was rolled out at the end of October, some iPhone and iPad users have been experiencing an auto-correcting issue affecting their ability to type the letter "i".
When users attempt to type the letter "i" it is either replaced with an "A" or a question mark in a box. Apple has left the following advice as a temporary fix to the problem before it can be fully rectified in a future system update.
Here’s what you can do to work around the issue until it’s fixed in a future software update:
- Go to Settings > General > Keyboard > Text Replacement.
- Tap .
- For Phrase, type an upper-case "I". For Shortcut, type a lower-case "i."
The problem has not affected all iOS 11.1 users but enough of them have posted their problem to an online forum on Apple's website. However, considering the price of some of Apple's products the fact that users are unable to type what is ultimately a rather crucial letter in common communication is probably beyond frustrating.