Apple fixes iPhone letter 'i' bug

Apple has fixed that annoying 'i' glitch in iOS 11.1

Apple has fixed that annoying 'i' glitch in iOS 11.1

It is, however, rare for Apple to acknowledge a problem so quickly, suggesting that cold weather is definitively rendering a subset of iPhone X devices unresponsive.

The issue first popped up on Reddit, where several commenters said they had encountered an issue that makes the iPhone's screen unresponsive.

Users reported the keyboard would become unresponsive under certain circumstances.

On Reddit, several iPhone X owners complained the handset's screen does not work upon stepping outside into a wintry chill. It literally takes 2 seconds from going inside to the cold outdoors and my screen stops being very responsive. "I try swiping on websites and it doesn't register my finger", wrote the original poster. It also introduced new emoji, reintroduced a deprecated touch gesture that users wanted back, and addressed numerous other bugs and issues with Photos, notifications, and more. "It's very noticeable. Is anyone else having this problem?" the user had said. This indicates the problem isn't related to the hardware itself, leaving a software bug of some sort as the likely cause.

The fix is coming in response to complaints that the screen doesn't detect touches when the device is in cold weather. This will be addressed in an upcoming software update.

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To install the new update, open your iPhone or iPad's settings menu, tap General, and choose "Software Update".

The company officially says iOS devices should be operated at ambient temperatures between 0 and 35 degrees Celsius.

Possibly, the unresponsive screen issue results due to a rapid change in temperature and once it is stabilized, the screen starts to respond again.

IOS 11.1.1 has just been released, and it comes with a small but important update - a fix for the unusual autocorrect bug in iOS 11.1 that has been automatically changing the letter "I" to "A [?]" for some users.

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