How To Fix iVirus: If you type the letter “i” and it autocorrects to an “A” with a symbol
What Is The "I" Bug? When you type the letter i, your iPhone predictive text shows that you're about to insert a weird A[?] symbol,…
What Is The "I" Bug?
When you type the letter i, your iPhone predictive text shows that you're about to insert a weird A[?] symbol, but when you actually type out the I, it looks totally normal. This is what it looks like:
But when you see your iMessage on your laptop, it looks all crazy, like this:
How To Fix The "I" Bug
Follow these steps to fix the bug:
- Delete every message with "I" (as a standalone letter) since the issue first started happening
- In a message conversation, touch and hold the message bubble that you want to delete, then tap More.
- Tap , then tap Delete Message. If you want to delete all messages in the thread tap Delete All, in the upper-left corner. Then tap Delete Conversation.
- This alone might fix the issue, but not always. If you've done step 1 and still have the issue, keep following this list.
- Reset your Keyboard Dictionary: Go to Settings > General > Reset > Reset Keyboard Dictionary
- Restart your phone
- If you still have the issue, it means you didn't actually delete every message with an offending "I" in it. Unfortunately, these messages render like a normal "I" on your iPhone. But in the Messages app on a Mac, you'll be able to see the crazy square rendering and more quickly locate offending messages to delete off your iPhone.
What else is known about this bug?
- So far, we've confirmed this bug affects all versions of iOS 11 but not iOS 10
- This bug does not appear to affect MacOS
- Getting this "virus" seems to happen when you receive a text with the offending character, though it isn't perfectly consistent in spreading. This may be due to how iOS 11's AI decides to process receiving this "new" character