Faster keyboard

Discussion in 'iOS 12' started by davidcmc, Jun 5, 2018.

  1. davidcmc macrumors 6502

    Nov 5, 2009
    Apple said the keyboard in iOS 12 is faster than iOS 11 keyboard.

    Did anyone notice a difference? Is there any video comparing both?

    Until now, I’ve only seen videos showing a small layout change in iOS 12 keyboard (words suggestions).
  2. macrumors 604

    May 26, 2016
    Erm... iOS 12 is only on the first beta. I’d wait until the actual release before such comparisons.
  3. nnarayann macrumors newbie

    Sep 11, 2014
    Like night and day to me (iPhone 6S). More speed, accuracy and no lag so far.

    Also no more glitches with copy-paste.
  4. dsr2 macrumors regular


    Aug 19, 2013
    I’m finding the keyboard laggy and I can’t move through my words as fast. It’s exasperating. I assume that will resolve over time but. suggestions for resolving this now?
  5. macduke macrumors G3


    Jun 27, 2007
    Central U.S.
    Perhaps your device was still indexing and getting itself sorted. Does it persist?
  6. mattopotamus macrumors G5


    Jun 12, 2012
    Everything is faster with IOS 12. I am legit shocked this is the first beta preview. IOS 12 is running better on the X than the current IOS 11 software.
  7. dsr2, Jun 6, 2018
    Last edited: Jun 6, 2018

    dsr2 macrumors regular


    Aug 19, 2013
    Unfortunately yes, it’s still laggy and it’s driving me to distraction, but since I am used to using Beta versions of each OS, I will just work around it til it resolves itself.

    ETA: I find that I have to press rather hard to get a character to appear and can’t move particularly quickly along the keyboard the way I used to be. Oh well, I really consider this a first world problem. .
  8. TheSkywalker77 macrumors 6502a


    Sep 9, 2017
    They said on the older devices it should be faster. Been watching the videos comparing them and I don't see too much of a difference, and I never noticed it being laggy?....
  9. cwwilson macrumors 65816


    Jan 27, 2009
    Oklahoma City, OK
    I’m waiting for the day Apple implements a ‘trace’ type keyboard like Swype/SwiftKey.

    I’ve tried using those on iOS but until Apple gives them full permissions (like when entering passwords etc) it’s just a hassle.

    It’s all I’ve ever wanted for years but Apple will just never do it.
  10. nordique macrumors 65816

    Oct 12, 2014
    Yep. Its way faster coming up on older devices. I am testing on an old iPhone 6 and its much snappier than iOS 11
  11. macrumors 604

    May 26, 2016
    The “faster” claim is generally always in nanoseconds.
  12. iTom17 macrumors 6502a


    Aug 2, 2013
    Eindhoven, the Netherlands
    I agree with this.

    Despite the lack of many, many new features, I was honestly expecting this first beta to be very unstable, slow etc. But it turns out that, apart from the disappointing battery life at this point, it is actually smoother and more stable than iOS 11.4 was. It shows that Apple can do it after all. They just needed the bad media coverage to get that final push to fix things.

    And again, this is just the first beta. Imagine how the public final is going to be! I look forward to seeing iOS 12 become more stable over time with every new beta.
  13. djdsas macrumors member

    Jul 20, 2008

    +1 I want a apple's native keyboard with swipe abilities - should be a setting to turn on or off. so annoying they don't support this
  14. AnonMac50 macrumors 65816

    Mar 24, 2010
    I thought I was going crazy!! I can't type properly any more! I have to press multiple times on a key sometimes, and I have to type really slow too!. Press and hold no longer works either. Neither does 3D touching on the keyboard. Switching languages is a nightmare too. Are you experiencing any of these issue too?
  15. wynhou macrumors newbie

    May 5, 2016
    You also have to remember this is the first developer beta, not even public beta, and also missing the point releases of many iOS's (usually by 0.3 the OS gets visibly faster)

    There's at least 3 months left of just simple bug fixing and optimizations, then another years worth of optimizations until iOS 13 where most of their real updates will be happening.
  16. AnonMac50 macrumors 65816

    Mar 24, 2010
    Of course, Apple made it clear enough on their developer website. Thankfully I have it on just one of my iPhones for testing.
  17. onepoint macrumors 6502a


    Aug 3, 2010
    Keyboard appears much quicker when entering text-entry screens/fields on iPad Mini 4, and less lag when typing quickly. Very noticeable difference.
  18. theshoehorn macrumors 6502

    Jul 6, 2010
    No issues here... Reboot?
  19. AnonMac50 macrumors 65816

    Mar 24, 2010
    Rebooted multiple times, removed all keyboards and re-added them. No difference.

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