Can type 'i' on your iPhone? You're not alone: Here's a fix

The Verge

"When users are typing a lower case "i" it's being replaced with either a "?" in a box or a capital "A".

A bug within the software automatically corrects the letter "I" to "A" and a question mark symbol.

Apple has soft-launched Apple Pay Cash, a new peer-to-peer payment service similar to Venmo and Square Cash, by making it available for testers on the new iOS 11.2 public beta. Apple says the money that you send or is sent to you will land instantly. Apple suggested a temporary fix, but iPhone and iPad owners would rather receive a ideal iOS 11.

Just how important is the letter "i"?

Additionally, users can simply deactivate the autocorrect feature until Apple rolls out its fix.

The bug appears to be impacting iPhones with the new IOS 11.1 software. Apple isn't saying, but there are some technical theories. Some users have reported that a lower-case "I" character is appearing in the emoji picker, while others are seeing the unusual unicode character where a normal "I" is written.

The workaround makes use of the Text Replacement feature built into iOS.

But a twist to the upgrade is the "killing" of battery life linked to iOS 11.1 as expressed by lots who users who expressed their frustration on social media.

The company recommends using text replacement as a short-term solution. Posts such as "iOS 11.1 freaking sucks, it really kills battery life". This new variant of Apple Pay will now allow you to pay friends, family and phone contacts with an iMessage alone.