There’s another bad iOS autocorrect bug making the rounds and it’s almost as bad as the bizarre A[?] bug.
Like the previous bug that autocorrected “I” to “A[?],” the new bug, which appears to also be related to iOS 11, autocorrects the word “it” to “I.T.”
Though it doesn’t appear to be nearly as widespread as the A[?] bug, numerous users are reporting autocorrect issues with the word “it.” Most seem to be reporting that “it” mysteriously autocorrects to “I.T” though others have also reported issues with “is” autocorrecting to “I.S.”
What is clear, though, is that the latest autocorrect issue is proving just as infuriating as the “A[?]” issue which took Apple nearly a week to fix.
Is anyone else’s iPhone changing “it” to “I.T”?? I’m gonna scream. I.T isn’t funny!!!!
— abby (@abbystarrr) November 27, 2017
anyone with an iPhone: does autocorrect keep changing “it” to “I.t”???????????
— kelso (@kels0oo_) November 27, 2017
Am I the only one who’s iPhone is changing “it” to “I.T”?
— LA 🇧🇧 (@stayfocusla) November 27, 2017
Why does the iPhone insert I.T when I type “it” ?
Took so long to write this!
— Relly (@TDCWay) November 27, 2017
That iOS 11 would be plagued with yet another major autocorrect bug so soon after fixing the last one is certainly a worrying sign for Apple. It’s not clear what the cause of the issue is, but signs seem to point to a flaw in the company’s machine learning technology, which draws from users’ habits to create autocorrect and other keyboard suggestions.
While Apple will likely eventually iron out this bug as well, affected users can use iOS’s text replacement feature as a workaround in the meantime. Head over to Settings —> General —> Keyboard —> Text Replacement and add “it” as a shortcut for “it” to ensure the autocorrect issue stops happening.