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Make your iPhone great again with this ‘I’ hack that solves today’s first-world problem

Lady Gaga posted to Instagram on Saturday, and fans saw that her iPhone had the iOS 11 bug that caused the letter "I" to be replaced with "A" and a symbol
Lady Gaga posted to Instagram on Saturday, and fans saw that her iPhone had the iOS 11 bug that caused the letter "I" to be replaced with "A" and a symbol Lady Gaga/Instagram

It happened to Lady Gaga, and chances are it happened to you, too, if you’re an iPhone user.

Those who updated their phones to the iOS 11 system were greeted with a bug — the letter “I” was automatically replaced with “A” with a symbol behind it.

The bug caused first world problems across the internet over the weekend.

On social media, people were asking to how to fix it with angry emojis.

The bug appeared on one of Lady Gaga’s Instagram posts, too, and people had a lot to say about it.

“I’m having that damn iPhone autocorrect issue too!!!” celebrity blogger Perez Hilton wrote in a comment on Gaga’s post.

By Monday morning, several people discovered the simple hack to fix the problem until Apple releases an update to fix the bug.

Bustle posted a quick workaround to fix the problem, and it worked for users in the Sun Herald newsroom.

Here’s what to do:

  • Go to Settings
  • Go to General
  • Go to Keyboard
  • Go to Text Replacement
  • Select the + in the upper right-hand corner
  • Type a lowercase “i” (without quotes) into the “phrase line”
  • Then, type an uppercase “I” (without quotes) into the “shortcut” line.
  • Tap save.

Bustle said it took more than one try for some users, but it only took users in the Sun Herald newsroom one try.

Justin Mitchell: 228-604-0705, @JustinMitchell_

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