IOS 7 keyboard slow!

Discussion in 'iOS 7' started by Communicator, Sep 18, 2013.

  1. Communicator macrumors newbie

    Mar 12, 2013
    Just downloaded IOS 7.
    Typing a message in the keyboard has about a 3 or 4 sec. delay then all the pressed letters appear.

    Same if I try to amend a contact name.

    A long delay in response time and no click noise when the keypad is pressed

    For me on an iPhone 4S, this is quite unusable.

    Had to take the lock code off for the same reason!
    A long delay to get to the main screen.

    Anyone else getting this?

  2. LWP777 Suspended

    Sep 20, 2010
    No.....not having this problem at all. The keyboard seems just as fast as it was in iOS 6.
  3. comics addict macrumors 6502a

    Feb 16, 2013
    Also on a iPhone 4s?
  4. BlockEight88 macrumors regular

    Mar 20, 2013
    Its nice to know Apple didn't listen to their beta customers. The slow keyboard was present in beta 1-6. Exactly why I didn't update this morning on my 4S.
  5. atteligibility macrumors regular

    Sep 14, 2012
    Problem been there since beta 1, all of us filed bugs about it, Apple didn't listen.

    my iPad 3 is virtually useless because of that
  6. comics addict macrumors 6502a

    Feb 16, 2013
    So no update for me then. :(
  7. C DM macrumors Westmere

    Oct 17, 2011
    Restart your phone, and if that doesn't do it, reset your settings.


    Seems like some experience this kind of thing (at least temporarily after updating), but most do not.
  8. samanthas macrumors regular

    Sep 21, 2005
    Portland, OR
    I did some searching and read that "Reset All Settings" can help with that...
  9. BD9000 macrumors newbie

    Jun 18, 2013
  10. comics addict macrumors 6502a

    Feb 16, 2013
    Interesting... Wonder if I should try it out. If I update I can't later come back to iOS 6, right?
  11. Caromsoft macrumors regular


    Jun 8, 2012
  12. 0000757 macrumors 68040

    Dec 16, 2011
    Solution 1 is to Reset All Settings. I had this issue with my iPhone 5 on Beta 1, I reset all settings, and it went away. Haven't had the issue since.

    Solution 2 is to try a complete restore, by clicking restore in iTunes.

    Solution 3 is to try a full DFU Restore, by entering DFU mode.
  13. jamesarm97 macrumors 65816

    Sep 29, 2006
    Also, right after the update it starts downloading all the app updates if you did not already in iTunes. There is an option to turn off background downloading.
  14. Communicator thread starter macrumors newbie

    Mar 12, 2013
    Guys, I cured my problem with Reset All Settings.

    Keypad fully functional now. No longer running slow.

    Many thanks to you all for the 'cure'.

    Collective wisdom is priceless!
  15. comics addict macrumors 6502a

    Feb 16, 2013
    Great to know. I'll go ahead and try the update now. :)
  16. LWP777 Suspended

    Sep 20, 2010
  17. maximusprimate macrumors newbie

    Sep 19, 2013
    I'm on an iPhone 4, and my problem wasn't so much a slow keyboard, but every 30 seconds or so the keyboard would pause for about 10 seconds or so. It would still register key commands but only process them after the pause, spitting them out all at once.

    The fix was turning off automatic app updates. I guess that's a big enough process to keep the keyboard from working properly. Kinda surprising that it was overlooked- the problem seems to be pretty prevalent.
  18. -jp- macrumors newbie

    Sep 19, 2013
  19. bbfc macrumors 68030


    Oct 22, 2011
    Newcastle Great Park, England.
    Reset All Settings.

    This should sort the problem out.
  20. KeanosMagicHat macrumors 65816


    May 18, 2012
    If Reset All Settings was the real answer to this problem, why has performance improved with each release during the course of the Beta programme?

    In the early Betas it was pretty poor, now the keyboard is erratic and does slow occasionally, but nowhere near as much.

    Still too much for a public release product though.

    Apple will fix this soon I suspect now it's out of Beta.
  21. Thierry ba macrumors 6502a

    Apr 10, 2012
    Sarajevo, Bosnia
    Keyboard is not slow. Did you do a clean restore?
  22. raviluke macrumors member

    Sep 17, 2013
    on my iPhone five this is not a problem but on my mom's iPhone 4 the keyboard does lag
  23. frag2 macrumors member

    Sep 23, 2009
    I have a 4S and iPad 2, both on iOS 7 and it does lag but not as exaggerated as those saying 3-4s [maybe you're using an iPhone 3GS/4?:p]

    What I don't like about it [bigger issue IMO] is that while the main apple apps have the updated keyboard, the other apps [ie. LINE] are still using the old iOS keyboard skin
  24. Clovel19 macrumors newbie

    Jun 14, 2013
    Solution / Fix

    Hi !

    Don't panic, this is no "iOS 7 is full of crap" issue. Just keyboard settings overlapping. The solution is easy : Reset all settings, reboot, done.

    I had this issue on iOS 7 Beta 6 OTA update.

    Again, no panic.

  25. Lord Hamsa macrumors 6502a

    Jul 16, 2013
    Had the same problem with my 4S, did the Reset all settings, and now it works great! Thanks, all!

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