Do you use QuickType?

Discussion in 'iOS 8' started by gmanist1000, Jul 9, 2014.

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Do you use QuickType?

  1. Yes

    46 vote(s)
    54.1%
  2. No

    39 vote(s)
    45.9%
  1. gmanist1000 macrumors 68030

    gmanist1000

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    #1
    Personally I have it hidden. I find it much faster to type everything out, rather than using QuickType.
     
  2. KrisLord macrumors 6502a

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    #2
    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.
     
  3. kwjohns macrumors 6502a

    kwjohns

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    #3
    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.
     
  4. adamgbiggs macrumors regular

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    #4
    I don't use it as it seems to slow me down, but I've not disabled it either.

    Adam.
     
  5. Wrong Turn macrumors member

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    #5
    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...
     
  6. chrf097 macrumors 68040

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    #6
    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.
     
  7. AbSoluTc macrumors 68040

    AbSoluTc

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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.
     
  8. gmanist1000 thread starter macrumors 68030

    gmanist1000

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    #8
    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.
     
  9. recklesslife85 macrumors 6502

    recklesslife85

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    #9
    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.
     
  10. SMIDG3T Suspended

    SMIDG3T

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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.
     
  11. mr99 macrumors 6502a

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  12. dof250 macrumors regular

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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
     
  13. OVERTASK macrumors 6502

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    I'v disabled it. I am more excited about the custom keyboards as those seem quite a bit faster.
     
  14. mr99 macrumors 6502a

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  15. Goldfrapp macrumors 601

    Goldfrapp

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    Totally useless.

    Kill this stupid feature, Apple. We don't need it. :mad:
     
  16. mr99 macrumors 6502a

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    What? Why?
     
  17. Stuke00 macrumors 68000

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    I think the functionality is great, I don't like losing the extra screen space tho.
     
  18. mr99 macrumors 6502a

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  19. FelixDerKater macrumors 68020

    FelixDerKater

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    It likes to "correct" words that I don't want changed.
     
  20. Simplicated macrumors 65816

    Simplicated

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    #20
    You can disable it.
     
  21. Dmaynard83 macrumors 6502a

    Dmaynard83

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    #21

    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.
     
  22. gmanist1000 thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Can't wait to try SwiftKey on iOS!
     
  23. ErikGrim macrumors 68040

    ErikGrim

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    #23
    Exactly. Like it will correct "dine" to "fine" when I really meant the former. Or correct part sentences into something incomprehensible. Never used to have these issues.
     
  24. KALLT macrumors 601

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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! :)
     
  25. Tammster macrumors 6502

    Tammster

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    #25
    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.
     

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