With every update, Apple is trying to fix problems with iOS 11. But the fact is there are so many iOS 11 problems that it’s becoming difficult for Apple to fix them all.

On January 8, 2018, Apple released iOS 11.2.2 to fix the problem from its preceding version. Then again an update on January 23 to fix issues with their previous release of that month. The latest iOS version 11.2.6 came out on 19 February due iOS 11.2.5 glitches. Apple iOS 11.2.6 is more controversial than it should be. On the surface, it’s a seemingly simple bug fix, but it contains enough problems for its users eg broken ‘Speak Screen’.

Have you wondered why there are so many iOS 11 issues? Well, there are now many iOS devices, many carriers, and many various settings you may have ticked that others don’t. According to our little research, iPhone 6 and 6S users have had the most complaints with latest version fo iOS. But, remember, there are minor problems that you and you alone might face with iOS 11 due to your settings.

Here are the 5 most common iOS 11 problems and how to fix them to get your iPhone and iPad back up to speed.

1. iPhone with iOS 11 is slow

iPhone getting slower with iOS 11 is the biggest problem for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6S users. It is because these models are few generations behind the iPhone 8 and iPhone X and their degraded battery slowed down their CPU. Believe it or not, but Apple has also admitted to slowing down their phones’ CPUs if the batteries had degraded.

What is the solution?

Well, Apple is offering cheap battery replacement to deal with this issue. Since many users are still using iPhone 6 and iPhone 6s, therefore, Apple is planning to fix this issue in iOS 11.3 update. So, you have two have two choices, either change your phone battery or wait for iOS 11.3 update.

2. Messaging or email apps crash in iOS 11

The iPhone and iPad are powerful tools, but apparently, iOS 11 is no match for a single Indian-language character that is crashing devices (with a soft reset) and disabling key apps like Messages, WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger.

The solution here is to download iOS 11.3 public beta right away. We haven’t had an issue since updating to the beta software. Those stuck on iOS 11.2 can try to access the app through the drop-down notification (when someone sends you a text). That way, you’re not opening up the app the normal way and causing it to crash. Delete the message with the crash-prone character that way.

3. Broken ‘Speak Screen’

Users who upgraded their iPhone to iOS 11.2.6 facing this issue while accessing Amazon’s Kindle app on their device. Start Speak Screen and it will successfully read the first page, but then skip to the bottom paragraph of each successive page – effectively rendering it useless. It is not clear how many apps are affected by this bug – but ditching kindle is not a good start for iOS 11.2.6. iBooks is currently unaffected by this bug.

Apparently, iOS 11.3 public beta is the only solution for this issue.

4. iPhone crashing again and again

Hopefully, you haven’t been living with this issue for the past months. Some iPhone users running iOS 11.1.2 ran into a problem where their devices would crash and restart, MacRumors reported. This issue started on December 2 and was related to notifications created on the device, like daily reminders or alarms. Later it was reported that iOS 11.2 updates fixed this problem for many users. If you’re experiencing this problem, make sure to update. If you’re struggling to install the update because your phone crashes, you may try an alternative fix, which involves disabling local notifications or adjusting the date to a time before December 2.


5. ‘A’ with a question mark box is replacing ‘i’

There’s no ‘i’ in iPhone – at least for some people who have updated to iOS 11. They’re seeing the letter ‘i’ be replaced by an ‘A’ followed by a question mark box symbol. No, it’s not a Super Mario 1-up, it’s an autocorrect error.

Apple patched this issue with iOS 11.1.1. If you’re not updating, you can follow these steps:

Go to Settings > General > Keyboard > Text Replacement.

Tap the plus sign in the top right corner

For Phrase, type an upper-case “I”. For Shortcut, type a lower-case “i.”

Since iOS 11.1.1 solves this issue, it should stay cleared up in the latest 11.2.5 update as well.