All iPads How fast can you touch type on the software keyboard vs hardware?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Ghost31, Dec 15, 2015.

  1. Ghost31 macrumors 68000


    Jun 9, 2015
    Just did a typing test. I wasn't sitting in an ideal position (with it on my lap propped all funny) but I got 62WPM in a typing test on

    I noticed my hands get way more tired typing on a touchscreen for long periods of time than hardware.
  2. Rob.G macrumors 6502


    Jan 17, 2010
    NW Oregon
    On a decent keyboard I average around 120 wpm. On the iPad screen, I bet I get half that, or even less. It's just hard to really fly when you aren't sure what you're touching.
  3. modernaccord macrumors 6502a

    Apr 20, 2015
    Seattle, WA region
    I can type at roughly the same speed, but with a loss of about 10-20% accuracy. My fingers also fatigue much faster when typing on glass because there is no "recoil" that the hardware keys provide.
  4. ephemeralreason macrumors regular


    Apr 9, 2012
    Roughly 80% as fast. And I agree - it's more tiring on the glass screen than on a keyboard.
  5. cynics macrumors G4

    Jan 8, 2012
    52 wpm on a Mac keyboard. 41 wpm on my iPad. With no warm up or practice, I got higher on subsequent test.

    I'm not that good obviously.

    However something I noticed and found interesting. On my Macs keyboard I use all my fingers, however on my iPad I only really use my index and middle fingers on both hands and only type 11 wpm slower.
  6. aw3524 macrumors member

    Nov 16, 2015
    160+ on a hardware keyboard, about 50 on a software keyboard. Can't shake the oddness of not feeling anything.

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