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Apple suggests temporary fix for iPhone glitch

Aaron Aupperlee
| Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017, 2:54 p.m.
A glitch in Apple's latest mobile operating system has users frustrated. (Photo from Twitter)
A glitch in Apple's latest mobile operating system has users frustrated. (Photo from Twitter)

The launch of Apple's $1,000 iPhone X isn't the only thing making headlines for the company.

A glitch in the latest update to its mobile operating system that replaces the letter "i" with the letter "A" and a symbol has frustrated users and caused curious-looking text messages, emails and tweets.

Apple has said the glitch may happen to iPhones, iPads or iPod touches running iOS 11 or later versions. The glitch causes the device to autocorrect the letter "i" to the letter "A" with a symbol.

Apple has posted a temporary fix on its support website. The work-around is:

1) Go to Settings > General > Keyboard > Text Replacement

2) Tap the plus sign in the upper right corner.

3) Under Phrase, type an upper-case "I." Under Shortcut, type a lower-case "i."

Apple hopes to fix the glitch in a future software update but hasn't yet said when that might happen.

Aaron Aupperlee is a Tribune-Review staff writer. Reach him at aaupperlee@tribweb.com, 412-336-8448 or via Twitter @tinynotebook.

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