iPhone How is the swype Keyboard (poll)

How is the swype keyboard?


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gigapocket1

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Just wanted to hear your opinion on the swype keyboard. Personally I think it’s just okay. I tend to find myself using it but at the same time I go back to not using it. I find that it’s not good at predicting words sometimes. Occasionally I start moving the cursor. It doesn’t do a good job at breaking two words that I usually would type together. For instance. If I type (Not swype) bestfriend without a space.. it will auto correct it for me and add the space. If I swype “bestfriend” I get something completely different.
I think it’s a step down from other swype keyboards. Some other keyboards have a quicker way to add punctuation.
I also tend to find myself swyping part of a word and then trying to type the other part of the word.. for instance. If I wanted to type mother. I would swype moth with my right hand and type er with my left hand. Their was a keyboard in the App Store that supported this.
All in all. It’s okay. I hope it gets better throughout the betas
 

Populus

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Aug 24, 2012
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You meant "the swipe keyboard poll" instead of "the Swype keyboard pool", right?

I haven't tried it yet, but I hope it to be almost as good as the Google Gboard. I've been using it for the past three or four years and it's great.
 

achappy

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Oct 26, 2017
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I’m loving the swiping. I’ve tried Gboard but always switched back simply because the 3D Touch keyboard is impossible to give up. 3rd party keyboards only have horizontal movement and not full up/down/side movement nor the 3D Touch text selection.
The new keyboard combines the 3D Touch with swiping. Best of both worlds.
 

Katjubu

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Nov 9, 2014
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Nowhere near as good at getting the word I'm intending as Gboard. Not to mention having the numbers and a lot of punctuation without having to switch to the symbols page. I've been trying it a lot so far as I want to give it a fair shot. It's not bad by any means, Gboard is just better at swiping.
 
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Populus

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Swype is amazing on my iphone with the Apple keyboard. I am still one of those ppl who wishes the ipad had swype on the full size keyboard. Install of just the miniature one.
You mean you're using both Swype and the Apple keyboard? Because those are two different apps, a third party keyboard and the main keyboard.

See, I think OP is going to influence a lot more people, like yourself, to type it wrong from now on. I see he has corrected the pool thing on the title, and now it is poll (correct), but he insist on calling it swype, when that's the name of a 3rd party keyboard. The verb to swipe is written with an i, not a y.

So, to make things clearer for OP:

- Yes, it is called a poll, not a pool. You did well to correct it.

- Nope, it is not called a swype keyboard, but rather a swipe keyboard

- Swype is the name of a third party app.

Mind you, English is not my main language and I'm sure I type a lot of things wrong. But If I can help prevent this error to spread, I will try to. It is swipe. A swipe feature on the keyboard. Thank you.
 

lsutigerfan1976

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Sep 14, 2012
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You mean you're using both Swype and the Apple keyboard? Because those are two different apps, a third party keyboard and the main keyboard.

See, I think OP is going to influence a lot more people, like yourself, to type it wrong from now on. I see he has corrected the pool thing on the title, and now it is poll (correct), but he insist on calling it swype, when that's the name of a 3rd party keyboard. The verb to swipe is written with an i, not a y.

So, to make things clearer for OP:

- Yes, it is called a poll, not a pool. You did well to correct it.

- Nope, it is not called a swype keyboard, but rather a swipe keyboard

- Swype is the name of a third party app.

Mind you, English is not my main language and I'm sure I type a lot of things wrong. But If I can help prevent this error to spread, I will try to. It is swipe. A swipe feature on the keyboard. Thank you.
No i am using the swype feature from the Apple keyboard. But i did notice that apps like gboard let you swype using the full size keyboard on the ipad. When i try to do that on my ipad with the Apple keyboard. It forces you to do the floating keyboard. Which sucks for me.
 

Populus

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No i am using the swype feature from the Apple keyboard. But i did notice that apps like gboard let you swype using the full size keyboard on the ipad. When i try to do that on my ipad with the Apple keyboard. It forces you to do the floating keyboard. Which sucks for me.
As for the keyboard on the iPad, I found it easier to use that feature on the small keyboard (you can try it for a longer time, maybe you end up liking to text with your right thumb). I personally have tried the swipe feature form Gboard on an iPad and honestly, I find it a bit uncomfortable to make gestures on such a big keyboard.
 
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firewire9000

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It’s much better than SwiftKey which I’ve been using it since iOS 8. Word predictions, in my case, looks like magic. It’s like if SwiftKey recommends a word based on the word you just typed and with the native keyboard it knows the entire phrase and make a suggestion based on the actual meaning of the already written. Also, swiping to the wrong letters it also writes the word that I’m thinking of. I’m truly impressed.
 

phillytim

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Aug 12, 2011
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Gboard already has great swype & will be staying on my phone, especially since it includes emoji & gifs within the same single keyboard!

Apple makes a great keyboard; but my preference is just to have less keyboards to switch between.
 

bigboy29

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May 19, 2016
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While the keyboard works almost perfectly, my main complaint is that it doesn't predict profanity and you can't customise your own words.

Yes, I'm tired of manually correcting "duck".
Yes, I agree with that. While I do not swear much on the phone, it is ducking annoying that the keyboard will not let me do it if I want to.

Great points throughout the thread about GBoard comparisons:

- No punctuation button (need to switch to symbols) - this is annoying
- Can't tell the keyboard to not ever suggest some words (can do so in GBoard with a long press on the suggestion)
- Accessing emojis is easier on GBoard

I still switched to Apple keyboard and will keep it for a little longer; but I am likely to go back to GBoard once beta is over. GBoard, by the way, does not require Full rights either (keyboards will full rights have access to networking stack) so I am comfortable using it even though it is from the Google.
 

jmmo20

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Yes, I agree with that. While I do not swear much on the phone, it is ducking annoying that the keyboard will not let me do it if I want to.

Great points throughout the thread about GBoard comparisons:

- No punctuation button (need to switch to symbols) - this is annoying
- Can't tell the keyboard to not ever suggest some words (can do so in GBoard with a long press on the suggestion)
- Accessing emojis is easier on GBoard

I still switched to Apple keyboard and will keep it for a little longer; but I am likely to go back to GBoard once beta is over. GBoard, by the way, does not require Full rights either (keyboards will full rights have access to networking stack) so I am comfortable using it even though it is from the Google.

to me it's rather more annoying than that. It's like Apple is kind enough to keep me away from oh so dirty profanity.
Like.. yeah thanks. I'm a better person now.
 
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Rhonindk

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While the keyboard works almost perfectly, my main complaint is that it doesn't predict profanity and you can't customise your own words.

Yes, I'm tired of manually correcting "duck".
And now on my XS Max (PB) I am getting nonsense word corrections. Kept changing "fooling" into "folling" and "incident" into "inncident" in another thread this morning. o_O

Will definitely be going back to GBoard. ;)
 

shivaa95

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Aug 9, 2019
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I have a XS Max too and I don't have this issue
The corrector are doing a great job, no weird words
 
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Katjubu

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Nov 9, 2014
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I've used it as my main keyboard over the last couple betas and I'm faster with it now and have mostly gotten used to it. Still hate that you only have letters on the main page.

But I switched back to Gboard because even with auto correct off on Beta 6 it tries to change the previous word to something that makes literally no sense fairly often. I'll play with it some more over the iOS 13 lifecycle but unless it gets a lot better, I'm sticking with Google (as much as I'd rather not).
 
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