Apple has recently rolled out iOS 11.1 to iPhone and iPad owners worldwide following the official release of iOS 11 back in September. iOS 11.1 brings back several things that were previously removed in iOS 11, while introducing emoji and battery life improvements.
Despite those improvements, iOS 11.1 has its own issues that may ruin your day. A lot of iPhone users have reported that they are dealing with a situation where the lowercase “i” autocorrects to capital “A” on their iPhone.
Apple is fully aware of the problem and the company says that it will fix the bug in future iOS 11 update. However, if you are currently facing the bug, there is a simple workaround for getting it fixed.
In this guide, we will go through the steps to fix autocorrect bug in iOS 11.1. Before we begin, note that iOS 11.1 is still rolling out slowly to users worldwide. You can check for updates by heading to Settings > General > Software Update.
How to fix auto-correct bug in iOS 11.1
In the section below, we are going to use Text Replacement to fix the annoying issue on your iPhone. Make sure you follow our steps below.
Step one: First off, launch the Settings app from your home screen and then hit General to proceed
Step two: Once you are in, select Keyboard and then hit Text Replacement. After that, tap on the + button located at the top right corner of the screen to proceed
Step three: On the next screen, type the uppercase “I” in the Phrase section and then type the lowercase “I” in the Shortcut section below
Step four: Hit the Save button at the top right corner of the screen and then tap on Done to save the text replacement shortcut.
Note that the above solution is temporary, so it may not work for you. If this is the case, you can use a third-party keyboard and wait until Apple fixes the issue. There are a lot of third-party keyboards out there like Gboard, SwiftKey and Swype.
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