Calm down, everyone: Apple has finally done something to fix that annoying iOS keyboard glitch that has been driving us all up the wall.
The glitch, which first appeared earlier this month, replaced the letter “I” and other vowels with an off-putting combo of “A[?].” The bug seemed to spread to more users from the initial small number affected, but Apple, until now, has only offered frustrated iPhone users directions to set up a text replacement shortcut as a temporary fix.
Luckily, a permanent patch is now available with the latest version of the software, iOS 11.1.1. If you’re sick of messaging on your iPhone without the use of the letter “I,” just follow this path to update your device: Settings->General->Software Update.
The patch should bring your predictive texting feature back to normal, and fix Siri if you’re also having issues with the AI assistant.
The iOS bug was annoying, but the texts and tweets riddled with the weird “A[?]” symbol and the various workarounds and parodies were, at the very least, endearing after the initial frustration wore off.
If you decide to keep the habit of typing out your iPhone communiqués using the “royal we” instead of going back to the standard “I” now that it’s back, more power to you.