This past Friday marked an important date in pop culture history: It was
the release of Thor: Ragnarok the official release of the iPhone X. We've been debating its worth since it was announced back in September, but we have a feeling Apple won this past weekend, especially Tim Cook. That said, the release of the iPhone X hasn't been without its hiccups, primarily in the annoying as fuck issue with the letter "i."
The issue, which The Daily Dot says emerged when Apple pushed their iOS 11.1 update live, essentially makes your phone predict that the letter "i" should actually be "A[?]". It's not only forced Tyrese to type an "!" every time he wants to say "I" on Instagram, but it's pissed off a number of users.
What is going with this fuckin bug @Apple ?! I keeps changing into a damn question mark box. Fix the shit.— No One (@Ahlyssa_xo) November 3, 2017
Aye can y’all fix this bug ASAP @Apple?! I need my “I’s” to not look like this: I️. Thanks— Adaora (@adoreme_24) November 2, 2017
Alright @Apple I’m getting real tired of this whole text bug bullshit— dagny (@dagny_paige) November 5, 2017
@Apple I’m sick and tired of the I️ auto correct to A with a question mark in a square. Please fix this bug!— Linda Laurie (@lrlaurie) November 6, 2017
For those who are mad AF and can't take it anymore, don't trip: Apple is working on a fix. They aren't sure of the true number of users who are affected, but if you are affected and don't want to wait for the 11.2 update to get out of the nightmarish beta stage, Apple has posted a simple workaround for this bug.
Go to Settings > General > Keyboard > Text Replacement.
For Phrase, type an upper-case "I". For Shortcut, type a lower-case "i."
That should do it, although as The Daily Dot advises, you could also turn off the predictive text, which was causing the issue to begin with. That'd also mean you'd have to get your proofreading on, so weigh your options before charting your course.