Apple just fixed that annoying autocorrect bug in iOS 11 so go download it

No more "?" where your "I" should be.

iPhone typing fix
No more weird question marks in your typing. Apple

Typing on iPhones this week has been weird. Over the past few days, a bug has hit some iPhones running iOS 11 making them incapable of typing the one-letter word, “I.” The phone would change the word over to a different letter, or replace it with some mysterious question mark placeholder. This morning, however, Apple released IOS 11.1.1, which promises to bring all of that to an end. It replaces a kludgy fix that Apple recommended earlier in the week, which seemed to have mixed results.

To download it, go to Settings > General > Software Update and start the download, which is just under 400MB.

Right now, it’s still unclear exactly what happened to bring about this typographical weirdness. We put in a note to Apple to see if we could find out what was going on under the hood and will update this post if they offer up an explanation. There are some theories kicking around online at the moment, though, if you’re the type to read up on speculation.

Even if you weren’t affected by the bug, it’s probably best to download the update and get ahead of it. Then, head out onto the internet and enjoy all the ??? memes that sprung forth from the handful of days where iPhones couldn’t type.

Stan Horaczek

Stan Horaczekis the senior gear editor at Popular Science and Popular Photography. His past bylines include Rolling Stone, Engadget, Men's Journal, GQ, and just about any other publication that has ever written about gadgets. For a short time, he even wrote the gadget page for Every Day With Rachel Ray magazine. He collects vintage cameras, eats pizza, and hopes you won't go looking at his Tweets even though the link is down there.