A new autocorrect bug is plaguing iPhone and iPad users by changing the word “it” to “I.T.” The bug appears to affect a few hundred users for now and is impacting devices running iOS 11 or later.
iPhone users have taken to Twitter to complain about the annoying bug that makes it harder to type one of the most commonly used pronouns in the English language.
When typing the word “it” on affected devices, the QuickType suggestion box shows the word “I.T.” Then after pressing the space bar, the “I.T” replaces “it” even if the user didn’t tap on the predictive suggestion.
Here’s a video of the bug in action:
According to users that posted on Macrumors’ forums, the bug persists even if you reboot your iPhone. Apple recently released an iOS update to fix a similar bug that changed the letter “i” to the letter “a” and a strange symbol.
Why has Apple been auto correcting “it” to I.T ??? Like it is a common word used in most sentences I look like a moron texting people now pic.twitter.com/4lW8QAU9ea
— Sean James (@Sean_w_924) November 1, 2017
Apple hasn’t come out with a fix or even acknowledge the “it” autocorrect bug. If your device is affected, you can create a text replacement as a temporary fix. Go to Settings >> General >> Keyboard >> Text Replacement. Enter “it” in the fields for phrase and shortcut.