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Apple Finally Releases a Fix for Its ‘I’ to ‘A[?]’ Autocorrect Bug

You can be a little more self-centered now.

Since the dawn of OS 11.1 — a.k.a., like a week and a half ago — iPhone users across the globe have been plagued by the most bizarre autocorrect bug. The glitch caused autocorrect to replace all instances of a lowercase ‘i’ with either a capital ‘A’ and some horizontal lines, or a capital ‘A’ and a question mark symbol, and it’s safe to say that people were less than pleased.

Apple’s original recommendation for how to fix the bug was, well, pretty unofficial … (It involved tricking your iPhone into submission using the Text Replacement settings.) However, as of today they’ve finally released permanent fix in the form of a shiny new software update: iOS 11.1.1.

iOS 11.1.1 includes bug fixes for your iPhone or iPad. This update: 

• Fixes an issue with keyboard auto-correct 

• Fixes an issue where Hey Siri stops working

You can download the update (and free yourself from your ’i ’-less hell) by navigating to Settings, then clicking on General, and finally on Software Update. From there, all you need to do is follow the instructions onscreen and start practicing your return back to the world of first person.

Apple Finally Releases a Fix for That Weird A[?] Bug