Here are some hacks to help you get around that "i" glitch on your iPhone
The latest iPhone glitch is decidedly the worst. If you haven’t seen it on your phone, you’re lucky. Otherwise, you might have noticed that every time you (or your BFF) try to type the uppercase letter “I,” it turns into an emoji of a question mark in a box with an uppercase “A.” Since Apple is still working to fix the glitch, we’ve gathered a few hacks to fix your iPhone “i” bug until they work it out.
There are a few ways to go about fixing the glitch. The first one is to go into your settings and turn off your predictive text by following these instructions: Settings > General > Keyboard > Turn Off Auto-Correction and Predictive. Since the glitch might be related to a keyboard malfunction that has to to do with auto-complete, some people are finding this to be effective.
Apple Support suggests another work around, too. The company says that users should go into Settings > General > Keyboard > Text Replacement. Once there, add a new “rule,” and type an uppercase “I” in Phrase and then a lowercase “i” in the Shortcut field. However, this isn’t a good option for people who might need the uppercase version for passwords. In that case, Apple’s suggests that you DM them on Twitter to troubleshoot with a rep on an individual basis.
You can bother them directly here.
And here’s the hack through Settings.
Some others on social media have suggested restoring your phone, which is kind of an extreme measure, just because it takes time and, if you don’t do it the right way, you could end up losing some data like music or photos.
Since so many people are currently affected by this glitch, we have a feeling that Apple will work it out relatively quickly. For some, just waiting things out may be the easiest option. On the upside, there are a slew of amazing new emojis to try out (mermaids, anyone?), so all is not lost.