3rd Party Keyboards on iOS 9.3... improved?

Discussion in 'iOS 9' started by spaceballl, Jan 18, 2016.

  1. spaceballl macrumors 68030

    spaceballl

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    To the 9.3 testers,

    How are 3rd party keyboards working? Are most of the crashes and glitches gone? I'm on the newest iOS 9.2, and while it is improved over earlier versions, it's still unstable enough that I just went back to the standard Apple keyboard for the time being. Thanks!
     
  2. mjschabow macrumors 65816

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    I would guess no unless they're given full access...the main reason why I don't waste my time with them.
     
  3. Michael Goff macrumors G3

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    Just tried SwiftKey, and it's a buggy piece of software. Don't know if it's just that, though, as the other costs a dollar and I didn't want to buy it. Swype might be great for all I know.
     
  4. Armen macrumors 604

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    Fleksy actually works really well on 9.2 but it's not free.
     
  5. fjarl macrumors member

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    I find Swiftkey to be stable enough these days. I haven't found another keyboard with good multi-language support, so it'll do fine for now.
     
  6. Max(IT) Suspended

    Max(IT)

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    Used to have Swype installed, Ive got rid of that since iOS 8.4
    It was just unreliable from time to time
     
  7. DeathBecomesMe macrumors member

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    I've tried most of them, Swiftkey, Touchpal, Swype, they all technically work. But, the prediction on all of them is horrible. I recall using Swype on Android and I would barely even have to type anything at all. It would really just finish all of my sentences.
     
  8. pacorob macrumors 65816

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    Swype and Go Keyboard are working pretty good ever since iOS8.3 but since iOS9 untill today 9.2.1. With Swype it's still slow to show the keyboard after that it works fine as it is. Ever since the launch of iOS9 all Path Input keyboards (iPhone and iPad version) are laggy to show (major lag in comparison to Swype).

    It's still there on my iPad mini2 (which wasn't there in iOS8.3 and 8.4) with Swype but not so much with Go Keyboard.
    My iPhone 5s runs pretty good and quick with both Swype and Go Keyboard (both swipe keyboards). Both don't need full access for the majority of options. See also the general third party keyboard topic.
     

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