iOS 11 rolled out with many new and interesting features, but was soon making headlines for the wrong reasons. Users have reported quite a few bugs on the OS, and of the lot, the most annoying is the autocorrect feature on the iOS keyboard. Apple fixed the autocorrect bug, but a new one has appeared, and many iOS 11 users have complained about it. This time, the word ‘it’ is being autocorrected to ‘I.T’. Also Read - macOS Monterey releases today: Check compatible Apple devices, top features, moreAlso Read - Apple's November launch event delayed to 2022: Report
For those who have autocorrect turned on, when they type ‘it’, the QuickType suggestion shows ‘I.T’ instead. It has been discovered that even after tapping the space bar, the word automatically changes to ‘I.T’. MacRumors further reports that this bug affects the word ‘is’ as well. In the same way, when you type ‘is’ and press the space bar, the word ‘I.S’ automatically appears. It isn’t rare for autocorrect to misspell a word, but you can still correct it. However, here it’s quite frustrating since even after correcting it, the word gets mispelled again. Also Read - iPhone SE 3 likely to bring some interesting specs at a budget, release timeline out
iOS 11 users have tried rebooting their devices but the problem continues to persist. A temporary fix suggested earlier by Apple for the previous autocorrect bug is by making changes to Text Replacement. Here, too you can choose ‘it’ or ‘is’ as the phrase and shortcut in Text Replacement. It turns out that even after doing so, the bug doesn’t disappear. This temporary fix worked for the earlier autocorrect bug which would replace ‘i’ with the unicode [?] symbol. Apple has also reportedly recommended resetting the iOS keyboard dictionary and rebooting the device.
Apple later rolled out a fix for this bug on iOS 11.1.1. Apple is yet to release iOS 11.2 which is currently in beta, but it isn’t known if the bug will be fixed with this update. For those who are genuinely facing this problem then the only possible solution now would be disabling autocorrect on your iOS keyboard. Apple hasn’t responded to this issue so far.