IPhone users fume over letter 'i' bug


"When I tried to copy and paste the content of the tweet, my paste fixed it and just showed the letter 'I'". Apple is suggesting that users set up a short-cut replacement for the letter, so that any time a capital "i" is typed, it'll display a lower-case "i", instead of nonsense.

Apple has released a temporary solution to fix the problem until the latest iOS software is re-wired. Once you're on the Text Replacement screen, hit the "+" in the upper right-hand corner to add a shortcut.

"Talked to Apple support".

Once it's installed, go to Settings Keyboard.

The fix involves editing the keyboard settings in iOS so that the right character, either an upper or lower case "i", is used.

Alex Hider is a writer for the E.W. Scripps National Desk. After receiving reports from a number of its users, MacRumors theorizes that the bug may be caused by an unrecognized emoji from iOS 11. But you can stay zen as Apple surely works tirelessly to fix this hiccup in the perfection of an operating system upgrade.

Guidance from Apple indicates you should stay where you are unless you are experiencing problems, since the main objective of the iOS 11.1 update is to fix bugs. Others have avoided the issue because their lowercase "i" autocorrects to a grammatically correct uppercase.

The problem seems to be linked to iOS's predictive text feature - and specifically the cloud synchronization for text predictions. "HELP", tweeted one user.

The glitch arrived with iOS11.1, which was released last week, bringing with it hundreds of new emojis.