apple, how can the backspace key being stuck

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Masquerade, Jan 1, 2009.

  1. Masquerade macrumors 6502a

    Masquerade

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    if iphone dont have an electromechanic keyboard?!
    its hilarious!

    please post your experiencs with
    backspace
    mine can delete all text if pressed by more than a second:mad::mad:
     
  2. 11800506 macrumors 65816

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    Umm... don't mean to break it to you but the iPhone's backspace is supposed to delete all text when you hold it down.
     
  3. inigel macrumors regular

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    I once got a glitch, I wanted to delete a 6 character word from an email I was composing, and the backspace key got stuck and kept erasing. I had to press the Home button to stop it.
     
  4. Chundles macrumors G4

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    I've never had that problem. Ergo, anyone who says they have had this problem is lying.
     
  5. Bingbonghoho macrumors member

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    I sometimes have this problem. Backspace just remains pressed in and I can see everything getting deleted....
    Get used to it, I would say.
    I am pretty sure Apple is keeping an eye on user experience and will improve the software on iPhone
     
  6. Babybandit macrumors regular

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    By holding down the backspace button, instead of deleting letter by letter, it will delete word by word. But that's only after a few seconds.
     
  7. fishmoose macrumors 68000

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    Yeah it can get stuck but it dosen't happen very often and for me things have gotten better on 2.2
     
  8. Small White Car macrumors G4

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    He's talking about a glitch where you tap the backspace key a couple of times very quickly and it gets stuck "on" as if you were holding it, even though you aren't.

    I've had my phone since July and I'd say it's happend about 20-25 times in the last 6 months. I haven't noticed it recently. I don't know if they fixed it or if I'm just getting lucky.
     
  9. synth3tik macrumors 68040

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    With my first gen all the time the backspace did stick, but it really was lag from the keyboard and it just happens to get stuck when using the back space. I haven't noticed the issue with my 3G, then again I only have had my 3G since the begining of the week.
     
  10. The Phazer macrumors 68030

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    Same here. It was much worse in 2.1.

    Phazer
     
  11. tommyIphone macrumors newbie

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    not true it happens to me ONLY when in cydia and i type in the search box but if you press the x it delets the whole word or words you were typing
     
  12. kolax macrumors G3

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    Um it is supposed to if you tap the x in a search box.
     
  13. Masquerade thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    if you reply some text with more than 4 lines you get the backspace stuck when tapd for more than 1sec
     
  14. Tokiopop macrumors 68000

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    Yes, I've had some problems. When I back space a few times really quick, it doesn't stop! So instead of deleting one word, it deletes my whole damn email! :mad::mad:
     
  15. NDimichino macrumors 6502a

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    Haha, this might be the dumbest thing ever said on this forum. My backspace has gotten stuck in SMS more than five times. It deletes everything. The only solution I've found is hitting another key while its deleting, usually stops it.

    Lol, just because YOU and your perfect iPhone hasn't had this problem, it doesn't exist? I bet this hasn't happened to you either, but I assure you, it does exist. Clown.
     

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  16. ZiggyPastorius macrumors 68040

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    He was being sarcastic. He was making fun of the people who say that the problem doesn't exist because their iPhone doesn't have the problem.

    You know, the "Mine's working fine" posts.

    Perhaps next time, you'll follow the forum rules and treat people on the forum with respect, instead of being rude.
     
  17. hollerz macrumors 6502a

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    Someone needs a new sarcasm detector.
     
  18. 01jamcon macrumors 6502a

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    How about for a bit of a change: my number "1" key gets stuck quite often. I'm on 2.2 btw.
     
  19. bstpierre macrumors 6502

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    Check out this thread:

     
  20. Masquerade thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Well, we are always learning.

    I'm using the last firmware. Portuguese and English Intl Keyboards.
    When replying at forums, if i need to delete some words, i press the backspace key waiting that the software deletes them. The problem is the software: it starts to delete letter-to-letter and unexpectedly word-to-word.

    There's no way to control this behavior and if you don't want to delete all the text and wait forever, you have to press the backspace at a low frequency.

    Also you feel that backspace don't work at realtime, and you cannot use them efficiently.
     
  21. cellocello macrumors 68000

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    Does your backspace delete everything in situations other than what was described in that other thread?
     
  22. Masquerade thread starter macrumors 6502a

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  23. cellocello macrumors 68000

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    So your backspace key always does this? :confused:

    Are you jailbroken or anything?
     
  24. Hicks. macrumors regular

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    Mine does this too!!!
     
  25. Mr. Giver '94 macrumors 68000

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    I've experienced that multiple times. If you press it more than 4 or 5 times quickly, it goes on a crazy deleting rampage and erases your entire email or text.
     

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