Some users with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch running iOS 11.1 have reported an annoying issue that autocorrects the letter "i" to the letter "A" and a symbol thanks to a bug in the built-in auto-correction engine. While Apple has promised a software update to fix the issue, it has in the meanwhile provided a workaround that can bring some ease.
Apple on Saturday published a support page that includes a three-step guide as a workaround for the autocorrect bug. You need to go to Settings > General > Keyboard > Text Replacement, and then tap + in the Text Replacement window. After that, you are required to type an upper-case "I" character for the phrase and a lower-case "i" character for the shortcut.
The listed steps once accomplished let the iOS system prioritise the manually-added user text replacement over the buggy automatic word correction that appeared in iOS 11.1 , which was released last week. The manual method works in most of the cases but doesn't extend to all users. Likewise, the issue appears to have affected not all the users who have installed iOS 11.1.
Apple can be expected to give more clarity about the bug at the time of releasing its fix sometime in the coming future. In the meantime, you are recommended to take help from the workaround fix provided by the company to type correctly. You can also completely disable the "Auto-Correction" feature of the iOS platform to impose the letters you type on your keyboard.
In spite of the bugs like the one with the autocorrect engine, iOS 11.1 is one of the major iOS releases after the launch of the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, and the iPhone X. The update included a list of 70 new emoji characters and brought back the 3D Touch App Switcher that was a part of iPhone 6s and above iPhone models until the iOS 11 release.