It looks like Apple’s got a new iOS 11 autocorrect problem on its hands.
Apple recently fixed the annoying iOS 11 autocorrect problem where the letter “i” would autocorrect to a capital “A” with a rectangle and a question mark.
The company’s iOS 11.1.1 update squashed this bug for good, but hundreds of iOS 11 users are now reporting another autocorrect issue that changes “it” to “i.t.”
Why does it still autocorrect to I.T @AppleSupport
— Sylvester Arabo (@SylvesterArabo) November 27, 2017
So…..@Apple fixed the “I” glitch (barely) and now when I try to type “it” I get “I.T” ………..please make it stop.
— O. (@ohhbaby22) November 27, 2017
We haven’t noticed the issue on any of our iOS 11.1.2-powered devices, but it could only be a matter of time before our devices, and yours, are infected with this bug.
Fortunately, you don’t have to wait for Apple’s next iOS 11 update to solve the issue. You can manually fix the problem in a few easy steps.
In this guide we’ll show you how to fix the it to i.t. autocorrect problem in seconds. It’s unclear if Apple’s iOS 11.2 update will deliver a permanent fix so this is your only solution at the moment.
First, head into your device’s Settings. Tap the Settings app to open your device’s Settings and tap on the General tab.
From General, tap Keyboard. Once you’re in that menu, tap Text Replacement. In this new menu, tap on the little blue “+” symbol in the top right corner.
This will bring up a new menu with “Phrase” and “Shortcut” input options. In both the Phrase and Shortcut fields, type it. Tap Save.
This workaround’s solved the issue for some users though some iPhone and iPad users are saying the issue’s returned after performing these steps.
If you’re fine using the iOS keyboard without Predictive text and Auto-Correct, here’s another workaround to try ahead of Apple’s next iOS update.
Go back into Settings and General. Tap Keyboard. While you’re in this menu, toggle Auto-Correction off. It’s under the “All Keyboards” section. Next, toggle Predictive off. It’s located under the “English” section.
Apple quickly pushed out a fix for the “i” autocorrect issues so we expect the company to trot out a fix for this issue in the near future.
As of right now, the only known update in Apple’s pipeline is its iOS 11.2 milestone update. iOS 11.2 is set to deliver a nice list of bug fixes, patches, and new features including the company’s Apple Pay Cash platform.
If we’re lucky, it’ll also come with a fix for this new, and rather embarrassing, autocorrect problem.
Install iOS 11.1.2 If You Own an iPhone X
If you picked up Apple's new flagship phone you should think about installing the iOS 11.1.2 update. It comes with two fixes for iPhone X problems.
The iOS 11.1.2 change log lists two bug fixes, both of them are for the iPhone X.
One is a fix for an issue where the iPhone X screen becomes temporarily unresponsive to touch after a rapid temperature drop.
We experienced this issue when using the device in cold weather. We've only been using the new update for a short time, but the issue hasn't returned.
Even if you haven't experienced the problem on your iPhone X you might want to download the update just to be safe.
The iOS 11.1.2 update also addresses an issue that could cause distortion in Live Photos and videos captured with the iPhone X.
If you've been having issues with Live Photos, you probably want to install iOS 11.1.2 on your new iPhone.