Anyone having "typing" problems on the iPhone 5?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by High Five Ghost, Sep 27, 2012.

  1. High Five Ghost macrumors member

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    Ever since I switched, I noticed I'm missing letters when typing and misspelling words. Think it's because of the larger screen.

    Not really an issue, more like I need to get used to it...

    Anyone else?
     
  2. kanshu macrumors newbie

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  3. needfx macrumors 68040

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    the new device is still learning your typing habits.
     
  4. LiarInGlass macrumors member

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    The width of the screen is the same. The size difference should have no impact on your typing skills on the screen. The letters are in the same exact place.
     
  5. VolcomLegend macrumors member

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    Yes. But only on apps that haven't been updated for the 4" screen. I keep hitting below the correct key, often missing the space bar entirely. I would've preferred non-iPhone 5 apps to open at the bottom of the screen and have one black bar at the top when used in portrait - this would make my muscle memory use it just like any previous iPhone. At least a choice of where to position the screen would've been nice.
     
  6. MrGimper macrumors 601

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    ^^This

    VERY annoying!
     
  7. jimbo1mcm macrumors 68000

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    Try voice input

    Hit the microphone button. Voice input is VERY good, probably well over 95% accurate. I do very little typing now.
     
  8. dialed1 macrumors 6502

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    Yeah when the apps aren't full screen big time
     
  9. zhandri macrumors 6502

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    i don't know if ios 6 changed the keyboard for the US version but the german keyboard got 3 new keys which changed the whole layout of the keyboard and made the buttons smaller. everything moved a little to the left and some keys are at a slightly different position. i'm always hitting the wrong keys... this kinda annoys me but i guess i'll get used to it

    the upper is with ios 6

    [​IMG]
     
  10. bgro macrumors 6502a

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    Noticing the same..my typin is worse on the 5
     
  11. fsck-y dingo macrumors 65816

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    My typing isn't as good as on my iPhone 4. I really think it has to do with iOS learning my typing habits again. After all, it had over two years to learn with the older model and I've had the iPhone 5 for less than a week. Time will tell.
     
  12. GenderFi macrumors regular

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    Funny this was mentioned. I was noticing this yesterday when I was trying to type a text or post on a website. I kept thinking, I never had this much trouble before. Interesting......
     
  13. Offshore1 macrumors regular

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    Yes - I thought it was just me. Hope it is just learning.
     
  14. penajmz macrumors 68030

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    At first I was having a minor issue typing too but I'm now mostly used to it. It IS the larger screen.
     
  15. mattopotamus macrumors G4

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    It feels as if I am almost gliding over the keys and not really pushing them. I have to take my time and really make sure I am pushing the key :(

    definitely am making a lot of mistakes.
     
  16. renesandy macrumors regular

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  17. Opstech macrumors 6502a

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    I like this. Thought it was me at first. For some reason I would start a text and the first letter wouldn't show. It was as if it was still loading the text app.
     
  18. Ayemerica macrumors demi-god

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    Wow that looks annoying.
     
  19. pogiboi macrumors regular

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    It's definitely worse for me. Having a much more difficult time typing on my 5....
     
  20. Futhark macrumors 65816

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    I had difficulty typing for what ever reason only once i upgraded to iOS6 dunno why this might be but i continue to misspell and miss the space button
     
  21. logicpro7 macrumors 6502a

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  22. SlyMac macrumors 6502

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    I've had the opposite experience. Feels much more responsive.
     
  23. ematsui macrumors member

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    Yep, im much worse typing on i5

    we shoudl start giving bad reviews for the apps that havent updated to ip5...
     
  24. toondw macrumors 6502

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    Second that! Bloody space key!!!!!
     
  25. petvas macrumors 601

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    You can change that, or even add an additional keyboard layout for German. I use the original keyboard layout for German and the width is the same.
     

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