Do you use QuickType?

Do you use QuickType?

  • Yes

    Votes: 46 54.1%
  • No

    Votes: 39 45.9%

  • Total voters
    85

gmanist1000

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Sep 22, 2009
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Personally I have it hidden. I find it much faster to type everything out, rather than using QuickType.
 

KrisLord

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Sep 12, 2008
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I tried a few times but I've given up. It's just not as fast. I can type pretty fast and it's takes very little thought. Looking for the correct word or dropping down to type it if it isn't suggested makes me much slower. I think they should spend their time on autocorrect rather than prediction.
 

kwjohns

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Jul 4, 2007
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Personally I have it hidden. I find it much faster to type everything out, rather than using QuickType.
I have yet to find any benefit to QuickType. If I "pay attention to it" to look for words I'm wanting to use, I end up typing a lot slower.

Many times, the word I'm typing will have a different suffix to the words it's offering me, so by the time I get to the suffix, the usefulness is lost.

And I don't know if this is QuickType or just that autocorrection has changed, but I find autocorrection has become more annoying in iOS 8.
 

Wrong Turn

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Aug 14, 2013
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Would if i could, but i am apparently not part of the important population, same goes for Siri. :(
But hey, at least i have dictation now...
 

0000757

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Dec 16, 2011
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I've gotten used to these types of keyboard add-ons thanks to SwiftKey and Google Keyboard. I have it on the iPad but since that thing's so big to type on I haven't bothered to try it.

On Android half the time I hardly even use the suggestions. Rather, I type very fast on my phone and both Google Keyboard and SwiftKey are pretty good at autocompleting my sentences.
 

AbSoluTc

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Sep 21, 2008
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I have it minimized. I tried it, too slow. It's faster for me to type out the words and go. The suggestions are still learning I think but getting better. I also don't like how autocorrect seems to be taking over perfectly fine words.
 

gmanist1000

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Sep 22, 2009
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I tried a few times but I've given up. It's just not as fast. I can type pretty fast and it's takes very little thought. Looking for the correct word or dropping down to type it if it isn't suggested makes me much slower. I think they should spend their time on autocorrect rather than prediction.
Exactly. Typing out the text is just faster than looking for the phrase with QuickType.

I'd be curious to see how someone who's never used the iPhone's keyboard thinks about it.
 

recklesslife85

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Sep 17, 2012
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Na it's crap and takes up more screen. Be better on a bigger iphone. I'll be using Swiftkey anyways when it's out, makes life so much better on android and will be the same on iOS.
 

SMIDG3T

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Apr 29, 2012
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I'm sure it will be more refined when the iOS 8 GM is released.

It also takes up quite a lot of space, on the iPhone 6 it will be much better.
 

dof250

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Jun 3, 2014
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Well... I wouldn't be to certain that it will be better on iPhone 6. It may have a larger screen with higher resolution, but iOS8 is just scaling. So everything will be bigger and will take up exact the same percentage of the screen as on the iPhone 5s
 

Dmaynard83

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Jul 16, 2012
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I'v disabled it. I am more excited about the custom keyboards as those seem quite a bit faster.

Agreed.

I think installing 3rd party keyboard is the most exciting thing about iOS 8.

Now I wish swiftkey or fleksy would release their keyboards already.
 

KALLT

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Sep 23, 2008
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Does anyone know whether it supports multiple languages at a time? Currently you have to switch languages manually every time. It would be neat if the keyboard could dynamically pick the right language from the context in which it is written.

BlackBerry nailed that one, I want it on iPhone too! :)
 

Tammster

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Jun 23, 2010
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I'm getting better at estimating what types of words would be available. For example, if Im going to type "I'll see you next Saturday", most of those words will be options, and I can probably just type the S for Saturday and it will give me that as an option. Other times there's no way it will find it.

I definitely think it is easier the more I use it.