How to fix the iPhone bug that keeps you from texting a capital 'I'

Posted at 3:33 PM, Nov 06, 2017

If you've texted with an iPhone user in the past few days, you've probably had a tough time reading their messages.

That's because a bug with the latest version of the phone's operating system is causing problems with a single letter — the capital I.

Over the weekend, users began reporting bugs when trying to type messages with a capital I. For some reason, the letter auto corrects to a capital A with an unknown character.



Not all Apple users are having problems with the strange characters, but the company is reportedly working on a fix that will be released "very soon."

For those who don't want to wait for an update, Apple suggests setting up a text replacement for "i." To do that, follow the steps below from Apple's Support page.

  • Go to Settings > General > Keyboard > Text Replacement.
  • Tap +
  • For Phrase, type an upper-case "I". For Shortcut, type a lower-case "i."  

Alex Hider is a writer for the E.W. Scripps National Desk. Follow him on Twitter @alexhider.