“Black Dot” Text Bomb
The text bomb, which contains a black dot surrounded by other invisible characters, can cause a messaging app to crash indefinitely every time it’s opened.
Disabled Touch Functionality
Basically, the bug automatically changed all instances of a lower-case “i” to the letter “A” and a box with a question mark symbol (which usually denotes an undisplayable Unicode character). A similar bug impacted users who typed the word “it,” changing it to “I.T.” Worse still, until Apple patched them in later versions of iOS 11, there were only clunky fixes available to mitigate the problem.
Cold Weather Bug
Indian Character Text Bomb
Unexpected Battery Drain
That was reportedly the case in early versions of iOS 11, including iOS 11.1 (which was intended to fix the decreased battery life of its predecessor). Even third-party testing firms confirmed that iOS 11 was essentially poison for battery life. Thankfully, those complaints have since died down, which may indicate that more recent iOS 11 updates have largely fixed the issue.
Siri Privacy Glitch
Third-Party App Issues
If you’ve kept up with iOS 11 issues, you’re probably aware of the “calculator bug.” Essentially, because of a change in animation, typing 1 + 2 + 3 into the native Calculator app as quickly as possible resulted in an answer of 24 (rather than the correct answer of 6).
Calculator Animation Bug
Text Display Bug
But the bug is notable because it actually showed up in an Apple ad spot. We assume that its inclusion in the commercial was inadvertent because there’s no reason why Apple would want to publicize an issue with its software. But the fact that no one noticed the bug, and many people presumably signed off on the ad, is pretty amazing in itself.
How Can I Fix iOS 11 Bugs?
- Open the Settings app on your iPhone or iPad.
- Tap General.
- Tap Software Update.
- Download and Install the latest update by following the onscreen instructions.