It's normal for new software releases to come with a few quirks, but the latest iOS 11 bug has more than a few users in a tizzy.
UPDATE 10/11/2017: The latest iOS 11.1.1 update is out and ready for download. This fix will address the autocorrect issue as well as the bug making Siri freeze. As usual, just head over to Settings > General and Software Update to get it.
Expect another update soon though, as it seems cold weather is affecting the iPhone X. Users have reported that the phone tends to freeze in temperatures around 0 degrees Celsius. Apple has acknowledged the issue and stated that it will be issuing an update soon to fix the problem.
The autocorrect bug is surfacing not just in 11.1 but earlier iOS 11 releases as well. It happens when you try to type in a standalone 'i' - what you get instead is either an A or ! plus a random symbol.
Apple had suggested the following workaround that users could "learn":
- Go to Settings > General > Keyboard > Text Replacement.
- Tap .
- For Phrase, type an upper-case "I". For Shortcut, type a lower-case "i."
But some took offence at the suggestion, saying that users shouldn't have to learn to work around a bug that shouldn't have been there in the first place.
Apple is working on it and has said another fix will be issued soon. It will be applied first in the public and developer betas coming out this week, so expect them to go to general release very soon.