I can't type! What changed?

noobinator

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Ever since getting my iphone 5 I have had nothin but problems trying to type. I had small typing issues previously but now I'm totally horrible. Is it the 4" screen? Is it something in ios6? Anyone else having issues? Unfortunately auto correct usually makes it worse.
 

sundog925

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Ever since getting my iphone 5 I have had nothin but problems trying to type. I had small typing issues previously but now I'm totally horrible. Is it the 4" screen? Is it something in ios6? Anyone else having issues? Unfortunately auto correct usually makes it worse.
Um, the screen isnt any wider, so it must be you.
Try typing in landscape mode if you don't like portrait.
 

Mr.C

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I doubt it's the phone or iOS 6. I've not had any such problems with my iPad and iPhone 4S on iOS 6 or my iPhone 5.
 

raziel101

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I've had the same problem on iOS 6 for my 4S and now 5. I think sometime the letter I touch doesn't seem to respond. I have far less issues with my friend 4S running iOS 5.
 

J4B3

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I believe this was answered in another thread. The conclusion is that iOS learns your typing behavior over time and adapts to the way you type and words you use. iOS 6 and a new iPhone involves learning that behavior all over again even if you restored from a backup.
 

jeremiah239

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I doubt it's the phone or iOS 6. I've not had any such problems with my iPad and iPhone 4S on iOS 6 or my iPhone 5.
It's iOS 6 there was a big thread about it on here somewhere.

I have never had problems before installing ios 6 on my iPhone 4S. But just after installing the GM the typing problems started. All my friends whith iPhones on iOS 6 complain about it.


I'm also experiencing the same typing problems on my iPhone 5.

Good you're not having problems though!
 

MacBreezy

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Sep 26, 2011
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Same here. Letters not responding and autocorrect really makes it worse. I know the built the screen differently. I think an all in one display ( no layers) to keep the phone thin has something to do with it. I have to be much more precise when I type than before.
 

lelisa13p

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It's iOS 6 there was a big thread about it on here somewhere.

I have never had problems before installing ios 6 on my iPhone 4S. But just after installing the GM the typing problems started. All my friends whith iPhones on iOS 6 complain about it.


I'm also experiencing the same typing problems on my iPhone 5.

Good you're not having problems though!
The thread's in the iOS 6 forum.
 

sch11

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Dec 21, 2010
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I've been having the exact same issue. It's not just with typing, either -- all small controls seem very unresponsive. I have to double-press way more than I ever had to on the 3GS, the fourth generation touch or the iPad. It's very annoying. I thought it might have something to do with how I was holding the device (no joke - I actually thought I was holding it wrong), but after a few more days, I'm beginning to think it's the screen, not me.
 

YaBoiD

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Apr 12, 2011
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No, iOS6 software just isn't keeping up with my keystrokes. Sometimes it's as if the multitouch feature isn't functioning properly. Hopefully the next update will address this bug.
 

aztooh

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Um, the screen isnt any wider, so it must be you.
Try typing in landscape mode if you don't like portrait.
Ummm holding it in landscape orientation (mode? lol) it IS wider. He didn't state if he had the problems while in portrait or landscape or even both. That's a question that should have been asking before offering up the advice you gave.
 

cababah

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Jun 11, 2009
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Call me crazy but I think the new "in cell" technology is to blame for the change in touch sensitivity and accuracy compared to the older iPhones that had a separate digitizer.
 

onthecouchagain

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You know what's bizarre?

I've always felt the iOS keyboard was best during the iPhone 3GS days. I don't know what it was. It was just more reliable and more responsive.

I hated the keyboard during the 4S. Something about it got slower, less responsive, less reliable, and auto correct went to hell. I always coughed it up to my imagination (that the 3GS was better at typing) but it could be that expectations are now higher with competition offering better typing experiences (like Swiftkey)?

Haven't typed extensively on an iPh 5 yet, but I've always thought the iOS keyboard was pretty bad since iOS 5, maybe earlier.

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And for what it's worth, the keyboard is pretty bad on my iPad 3rd Gen too. Both on iOS 5 and 6. Constantly misses letters.
 

kockgunner

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It's the same as my iPhone 4 where the keyboard doesn't catch all the strokes and theres enough of a delay between press and visual/audio feedback that typing doesn't feel immediate. It has been a problem with the iOS keyboard after iOS 3 or 4.

I was really excited to get the iPhone 5 because my friend's keyboard seemed hyper-responsive.
 

Deacon-Blues

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Aug 15, 2012
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I have noticed a difference in landscape mode. I mostly just use portrait mode because the longer screen just allows me to see so much of the text. I still have a love-hate relationship with auto-correct. Sometime I want to turn the damn thing off but honestly I know I can be sloppy with my typing because most of the time it gets it right.
 
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