Apple products are user friendly, include a great design, plug into the Apple ecosystem seamlessly, and provide an amazing user experience.
Apple’s new iOS 11.1 echoes all of Apple’s known attributes and overall, is a great update. It definitely makes iPhones more user friendly, and it actually frees up space on users’ devices.
However, there is an annoying glitch that’s plaguing many users.
Many users are reporting a strange symbol appearing when typing the letter “I” on their iPhones.
This glitch goes beyond just iPhones but also affects users who updated their iPad or iPod touch to iOS 11.1. Users are finding that the letter “I” is autocorrecting (or being replaced) with the letter “A” with some kind of symbol next to it, either a “?” or barcodes.
Apple is aware of the bug and has provided guidance and some workarounds to solve the problem.
Apple provided a workaround when the bug first became an issue over the last week and seemed to resolve the issue for many users. However it now seems as through users can update their devices to iOS 11.1.1 to fix the issue themselves.
The following steps walk you through correcting the glitch on your own:
- Connect your device into a power source, and make sure you’re connected to the Internet with Wi-Fi.
- Go into your Settings > General > Software Update.
- Select “Download and Install”. A message may pop up asking to temporarily remove apps because iOS needs more space for the update, tap Continue or Cancel. Later, iOS will reinstall apps that it removed.
- To update now, tap Install. Or you can tap Later and choose Install Tonight or Remind Me Later. If you tap Install Tonight, just plug your iOS device into power before you go to sleep. Your device will update automatically overnight.
- If you’re asked, enter your passcode – then type in your password and the update should conclude.
Apple has a great Support Page – which answers most questions, so check it out regularly for updates and tips!
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