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
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 11.3.1 for Better Security
Apple's iOS 11.3.1 update comes with four known security patches for all iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch models capable of running iOS 11.
If you skipped iOS 11.3, your iOS 11.3.1 update comes with 27 additional patches for potential exploits. Those of you lingering on iOS 11.2.6 would be wise to make the move sooner rather than later.
If you missed iOS 11.3, your iOS 11.3.1 update also includes a new privacy feature. When an Apple feature wants to use your personal information, an icon now appears with a link to access detailed information about how your data will be used and protected.
If you're running iOS 11.2.5 or older, you're exposed to an issue that lets people send a specific character that will crash an iOS-powered device and block access to the Messages app. It can also block apps like Facebook Messenger, Gmail, Outlook, and WhatsApp.
The iOS 11.2.6 update's main purpose was to patch up this issue. If you skipped iOS 11.2.6, you'll get these enhancements with iOS 11.3.1.
If you're running iOS 11.2.2 or below and receive a certain GitHub link through your Messages app, your iPhone or iPad can lockup or respring. The Messages app will also become unusable.
If you're on iOS 11.2.1, your iOS 11.3.1 update includes security improvements to Safari and WebKit to mitigate the effects of Spectre. If you're running an older version of iOS, your iOS 11.3.1 update will come with a lot more.
Apple's iOS 11.2 update fixed several problems, but it also brought problems of its own including a potentially nasty zero-day iOS HomeKit vulnerability.
The vulnerability, discovered by Tian Zhang, allowed for unauthorized control of HomeKit accessories including garage door openers and smart locks.
Apple quickly rolled out a server-side fix, but the company restored full functionality with the release of iOS 11.2.1. If you skipped iOS 11.2.1 and use HomeKit, you should download iOS 11.3.
If you skipped iOS 11.2, you'll get a few more patches with your iOS 11.3.1 update. Apple's iOS 11.2 update delivered 11 patches including one for Mail and one for Wi-Fi.
The iOS 11.2 and iOS 11.2.1 updates also patched up a widespread security issue called "Meltdown." Apple says its analysis suggests it "has the most potential to be exploited."
Meltdown affects all iOS 11 powered devices so we highly recommend downloading iOS 11.3.1 if you skipped iOS 11.2.
If you skipped iOS 11.1.2, iOS 11.1.1, and iOS 11.1, you'll get additional patches with your iOS 11.3.1 update.
The iOS 11.1 update delivered eight security patches including a fix for a serious Wi-Fi vulnerability called KRACK or Key Reinstallation Attack. KRACK is an exploit that targets the common WPA2 encryption protocol.
If you're just now making to move from iOS 10 (or whatever you're on) to iOS 11, your iOS 11.3.1 update will come with even more security features.
In iOS 11 you can't establish trust with a PC using fingerprints alone. You'll also need to put in a full passcode in order to gain that trust.
If you skipped older versions of iOS, your iOS 11.3.1 update will come with an even longer list of security patches.
Apple's iOS 10.3.3 update delivered 24 security patches addressing potential issues with Contacts, Messages, Notifications, and Safari. It also included a patch for a potentially dangerous Wi-Fi exploit called "Broadpwn."
If you skipped iOS 10.3.2 you'll get 23 additional patches with iOS 11.3.1. And if for some reason you missed iOS 10.3, you'll get 60 security patches with your iOS 11.3.1 update.
If you want to protect the data you store on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch, you should make your move to iOS 11 and iOS 11.3.1 soon.
This is particularly important for those of you running older versions of iOS.