The iOS 11.1 update released Oct. 31 brought "bug fixes and improvements," but the main pull for many of us was the 70 new emojis. From mermaids to takeout containers, we have even more ways to express ourselves — my personal favorite is the cursing angry face. After you were finished basking in new emoji glory, though, you may have noticed something strange: Typing out a simple sentence is a bit more difficult in iOS 11.1. Some users are experiencing a weird iOS 11.1 bug where predictive text is replacing the letter "I" with a letter-symbol combination. "I want to grab dinner" becomes "A[?] want to grab dinner." If you're one of the unlucky ones dealing with this bug, you're probably asking yourself, "Why can't I type 'I' in texts or email?" Bustle has contacted Apple for comment, and we will update this post when we hear back.
This isn't a universal problem — I've had no issues with iOS 11.1 (knocks on wood), but it is frustrating for the users dealing with it. On Twitter, people are complaining about not being able to find a fix for the issue. Some users had to get creative in their tweets to Apple because the letter "I" isn't an option.
The official Apple Support account is being flooded with tweets every minute from people desperate to find a fix. Apple is trying to resolve things with customers via DM, I don't blame those who are frustrated — or as someone affected by the bug might say, eye don't blame them. I don't think I realized just how much I use first-person pronouns until I thought about what I'd do if they weren't available anymore. Apple began to hint at a solution Friday morning, telling users they might be able to offer additional guidance via DM. Until Apple makes a solution public, though, people have come up with some workarounds. These aren't perfect and may bring inconveniences, but at least you'll be able to type normally.