Some Apple users running iOS 11.1 are finding that typing the letter ‘I’ autocorrects to a random character — for instance, ‘A,”#’ or ‘!’ — with a unicode [?] symbol.
The company has confirmed to The Verge that the bug is affecting devices including the iPhone, iPad or iPod touch that have updated to iOS 11.1.
The Reddit user who found the issue, TheCravin, says two friends are experiencing it and also spotted what seemed to be the same issue in a tweet. They noted, however, that upon copying and pasting that tweet, the portion that read ‘# [?]’ corrected to ‘I.’
Following TheCravin’s post, several commenters posted that it was also happening to them, though many running iOS 11.1 reported that they weren’t experiencing the issue. Those that are experiencing the issue are reporting that disabling predictive text does not solve the issue.
Apple’s Support team has reportedly stated that it’s working on a fix for the issue. In the meantime, the company has recommended that users try text replacement (replacing ‘I’ with ‘i’) as a workaround.
Apple has released iOS 11.1.1 fixing the auto correct issue.
Update 06/11/17: “We are aware of this autocorrect bug. A fix will be released very soon,” an Apple spokesperson told MobileSyrup.
Update: 09/11/17: Apple has released iOS 11.1.1 a software update which fixes the auto correct bug, as well as fixes a problem that caused “Hey Siri” to stop working.