Autocorrect has been a feature on virtual keyboards for the longest time ever, and even before that the T9 predictive text on feature phones sort of acted as an autocorrect in its own way. Basically this goes to say that for something that’s been around for a while, you would think that it would be impossible to get wrong, right?
Unfortunately for Apple, they’ve managed to somehow mess things up not just once, but twice. You might recall that earlier this month there was a weird autocorrect bug that affected iOS 11 users. Now it looks like yet another autocorrect bug has been making its rounds, where it seems to be changing the word “it” to “I.T.” It is unclear as to how many users have been affected by the bug, it seems to be affecting those running on iOS 11 or later on both the iPhone and iPad.
The bug doesn’t seem to go away either even when users reboot their phones, which we can imagine is rather annoying. However as with the previous bug, there is a temporary workaround where you can go to your Settings -> General -> Keyboard -> Text Replacement, and put “it” in both the phrase and shortcut.
This should circumvent the autocorrecting tool but it isn’t particularly efficient and only serves as a temporary workaround. There is no word on whether or not Apple is aware of the problem and when they plan to fix it, but hopefully soon. In the meantime you can check out the bug in action in the video above.