Weird iOS Bug Replaces "I" With "A[?]" in Text Messages

Weird iOS Bug Replaces "I" With "A[?]" in Text Messages

Apple has acknowledged the bug and is recommending that users set up a text replacement rule for the letter "I" with the letter "I".

The issue appears to impact iPhone users on its most recent mobile software, iOS 11.1.

The capital "I" has been replaced with an exclamation point and a question mark for users hit by the bug.

These fixes aren't ideal but they'll do the trick until Apple issues an update to A [?] OS 11.1. To make the text replacement, open the Settings app, tap General, tap Keyboard and tap Text Replacement.

"For Phrase, type an upper-case 'I, '" Apple explains.

The phone's predictive text automatically replaces the "I" unless the user chooses to correct it, they said.

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Embedded in and available for many devices like the iPhone and iPad, iOS 11.1 is causing typing glitches for some users, according to multiple reports.

User @mcwm tweeted: 'I have a $1,150 [£877] telephone that can't read the letter "i"'. "The unicode character either appears as an unidentified "[?]" next to the letter "A", or as five horizontal bars stacked on top of each other, depending on the app that's being used. For Grammarly Premium users, the keyboard will also improve word choice and suggest style improvements so the need for "Sent from my iPhone" can become a relic of the past.

The new software launched last Tuesday and features hundreds of new emoji.

The BBC has contacted Apple for comment.

The word "I" is actually the tenth most common word in the English language so having it removed from your repertoire when you're texting makes life a little hard.

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