Apple faces problems with iOS 11.1 update and new iPhone X



By Julius Saporito

Apple launched its new iOS 11.1 update on Tuesday, Oct. 31, the latest update since the iOS 11 update that was released on Sept. 19, 2017. Since the iOS 11.1 update, people have reported that their has been a mass glitch going around on their phones.

The glitch doesn't let you type the letter "i" without it suggesting different characters like "A" and a question mark symbol. 

“Our own limited testing doesn’t really support this: Some phones that have updated iOS 11.1 are still affected by the bug, and other phones that are still on iOS 11.0.3 aren’t,” one of Apple’s support forums said.

Apple was relayed this message and came out with some tips to work around this or potentially fix this problem.

How to fix the lowercase ‘i’ bug in iOS 11

1. Go to Settings, then General, then Keyboard, then Text Replacement.

2. Hit the + button to add a new text replacement shortcut.

3. Enter an uppercase “I” for the phrase.

4. Enter a lowercase “i” for the shortcut.


Apple has concluded this issue by letting the public know that if they follow these steps this will end the problem for now but are still unsure what caused this problem in the first place.

Apple stated to Loop Insight that it's "aware of instances where the iPhone X screen will become temporarily unresponsive to touch after a rapid change to a cold environment.”

To prevent this, Apple has recommended to keep your phones in approximately 32-degree to 95-degrees fahrenheit temperature range to get the best out of the Iphone X’s capabilities.  

Apple reps also did a test to discover this problem that many people reported having and if it was all models or specific models. They took the phone through different temperatures going from 68 to 41 degrees fahrenheit and reported that “the screen remained responsive as we surfed the web and clicked on emails. Regardless, Apple is planning to fix the problem in an upcoming software update,” according to Don Reisinger of Fox News.

Conor Roche