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Apple on Thursday released the sixth official update to iOS 11, version 11.1.1, to the general public. Among other things, iOS 11.1.1 fixes a particularly frustrating bug.
Namely, the new update patches the annoying autocorrect “i” bug that has plagued a portion of users since the release of iOS 11.1 about two weeks ago. The bug would cause the letter “i” to falsely autocorrect to a random letter and an unreadable Unicode character — making many messages with the lower-case “i” letter basically illegible.
While Apple has issued a fix for the bug in the latest iOS 11.2 beta, the bug has since spread to more users running the base version of iOS 11 and iOS 11.1. Since reports of the irritating glitch spread like wildfire on social media, Apple has undoubtedly found it a pressing issue to address. One that couldn’t wait for the official release of iOS 11.2, expected later this fall.
In addition to the autocorrect bug fix, iOS 11.1.1 also fixes an issue that would cause the “Hey Siri” voice activation command to not work, according to Apple’s release notes. Beyond these additions, it’s not clear if there are any other under-the-hood changes, security patches or bug fixes included in the new update. At the very least, there doesn’t seem to be any new user-facing features.
Apple has released six software updates in the last month or so, including iOS 11.1 in late October, which included 70 new emoji, the popular 3D Touch App Switcher and several bug fixes and security patches. The next major update, iOS 11.2, will add Apple Pay Cash and should be released sometime in the near future.
How to Download iOS 11.1.1
iOS 11.1.1 is now available to all iOS users as a free, over-the-air update. To install it, users with eligible devices can find the update under Settings > General > Software Update. It’s worth noting that, though it’s officially rolling out today, it might take a while to reach every eligible iOS device — so if you don’t see it know, check Software Update later.