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

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

"After several seconds the screen will become fully responsive again".

I've noticed that my iPhone X screen becomes very unresponsive as soon as I step outside.

Ever since iOS 11.1 came out a week ago, many iPhone users complained about the glitch that automatically replaced a lower case "i" with odd characters in their pithy texts and social media posts.

The update also reportedly addresses a problem that could sometimes cause the "Hey Siri" command to stop functioning.

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Apple has issued a statement to Loop In Sight that says it has already heard the reports of the issue, but that it's often the case that the screen unresponsiveness stops on its own after a few moments. Apple's own website says that iOS devices work best in temperatures above freezing, and using them in cold weather can "temporarily shorten battery life" or cause the device to suddenly shut off.

Another user from Minneapolis, where it was 7F (-14C), reported similar issues and confirmed that locking and unlocking the phone solved the issue. Still, as users in the Reddit thread note, and as this blogger can anecdotally attest, using an iPhone outside in the winter usually isn't a problem. "I try swiping on websites and it doesn't register my finger", wrote Reddit user Darus214, adding later that the outside temperature was 50 degrees Fahrenheit when his handset became unresponsive.

Apple has released a new iOS 11 update to fix a odd autocorrect bug that some users are getting when typing a lowercase "i".

Possibly, the unresponsive screen issue results due to a rapid change in temperature and once it is stabilized, the screen starts to respond again. The company advised iPhone and iPad owners to use the Text Replacement tool found in the settings menu to fix problem until a proper fix was released.

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