3rd party keyboards on lock screen?

Discussion in 'iOS 10' started by MisterPeepers, Jul 7, 2016.

  1. MisterPeepers macrumors newbie

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    Are 3rd party keyboards still not allowed on the lock screen on iOS 10? If not, I would think it's odd since now the lock screen allows for way more interaction...

    Are they any more stable?

    My current favorite is the Microsoft Flow keyboard...which still crashes a few times a day for me. Things have improved dramatically since iOS 8 but still after 2 years they are still buggy (for me at least).
     
  2. DaveOP macrumors 6502a

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    I believe this was a security concern, as passwords are entered on the lock screen.
     
  3. MisterPeepers thread starter macrumors newbie

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    passwords for what?
     
  4. Paradoxally macrumors 65816

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    Swiftkey is very stable on iOS 10 at least for me. Also was great on 9. They've come a long way.
     
  5. mrochester macrumors 65816

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    Unlocking your phone...???
     
  6. MisterPeepers thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I'm so confused...what do you mean to unlock your phone? Isn't it a number keypad that looks like the phone dial pad and not a keyboard at all?
     
  7. Feenician Suspended

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    Pass codes can be alphanumeric. Even if they're just numeric it's still a keyboard
     
  8. MisterPeepers thread starter macrumors newbie

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    So you are saying that a normal keyboard pops up when you enter a passcode IF you have an alphanumeric passcode? If so it still does not make sense because of this: Apple prohibits 3rd party keyboards from being used in PASSWORD input fields - can't they do the same for entering an alphanumeric passcode from the lockscreen?
     
  9. Feenician Suspended

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    They do. The keyboard that comes up for pass codes is always the stock apple (numeric) one. I'm not sure why you think I'm saying otherwise. You asked if the numeric keyboard is "a keyboard at all" and I confirmed it is.
     
  10. MisterPeepers thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I understand that...what i don't understand is what does the stock Apple keyboard to unlock phone have to do with 3rd party keyboards and using them to quick reply to a text message, for example? Enlighten me. Thank you.
     
  11. Feenician Suspended

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    Really no need for attitude. Since I do not work for Apple I am not privy to their decision making process.
     

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