Just as soon as Apple corrects the bug that caused “i” to autocorrect to “A[?]”, there appears to be yet another one popping up. Several users are reporting that “it” is sometimes being auto-corrected to “I.T.” in iOS 11.

We hypothesized last time around that it could be a machine learning bug, and it appears it has happened once again.

There is a multitude of users who have taken to Twitter to let about know about this latest frustration.

Until Apple issues a fix, there are very few things one can do to fix this issue yourself. Many users have said that rebooting doesn’t help.

If you are having the issue, one temporary fix that might work is going into Settings, and setting up a text replacement for :”I.T.” to correct to “it”, though that isn’t guaranteed to work.

Has this issue popped up for you? Let us know down below!

Image: Sean James

  • malhal

    at this rate they’ll have as many rules to fix it as needed to just implement it with rules instead of AI!

  • Iskren Donev

    I suspect that this bug is brought about by the recent I.T. movie. I would be curious to know if only people who have used their iPhone to see the movie are the ones who are experiencing this bug.

    As for a fix – you can always turn off predictive text or use a third party keyboard. I myself use SwiftKey and couldn’t be happier.

  • OtterWithKids

    While the i→A ⍰ issue was definitely a bug, this one seems more like an annoying expected behavior. Still should change it, though.

    • Tom

      This is totally a bug.

      • OtterWithKids

        I don’t know. Depends on the context. I’ve never had it happen, so I can’t really say.

  • phajtol

    I have the same problem but on Slovak keyboard, it changes “aj” to “a.j” and setting up text replacement didn’t help. Hope this gets fixed ASAP, it’s really annoying when I am used to typing quickly and then i have to go back and fix it manually.

  • Rowan09

    I’m not affected thank goodness, it would have been very annoying if it happened to me.

  • I am

    “it” just doesn’t work anymore….!!

  • Tom

    Well it’s really embarrasing. iOS isn’t like it used to be. The last version is full of bugs! My phone (ip7) freezes all the time and everyone says that it happens to them too. We need Steve back!

  • nova12

    just tried, and I don’t seem to have the problem on 11.1.2. but I do still have an issue with weird random words being capitalized from time to time — happens with “House” a lot. like just there.

  • :D

    I use gboard and have no issues