iPad Air Keyboard Lag

Discussion in 'iOS 10' started by aakshey, Aug 20, 2016.

  1. aakshey macrumors 65816


    Jun 13, 2016
    Hi there,

    I have an iPad Air 4G 32GB and iPad Mini 2 Retina 4G 16GB. I also have an iPhone 5s 16GB.

    Both my iPads have several lag in:

    Typing, anything related to the keyboard

    Stuff like searching through contacts and other similar stuff

    Lag in general

    The speed is way way way slower compared to iOS 9.3.3. To the point of being unusable. The situation isn't anywhere near as bad as with my iPhone 5s.

    I have tried many Public Beta versions of iOS 10 including and up to Public Beta 5.

    I have went back to iOS 9.3.3 many times and it is perfect yet again.

    The above problems don't exist on iOS 9.3.3 or older iOS versions. They do exist on iOS 9.3.4 but to a lesser extent.

    I have tried every iPad fix known to man including but not limited to:

    Resetting all settings
    Clearing memory by hard booting the device
    Keyboard cache clear
    Disabling all fancy stuff like animations, safari icloud and a lot more.

    Do others with older iPads have the same issue?

    Thanks and God Bless!


    P.S. For some/most stuff iOS 10 is actually faster than iOS 9.3.3 on my iPads. But then typing and other stuff is so delayed and slow, that it becomes unusable. :(
  2. stevemiller macrumors 68000

    Oct 27, 2008
    this is the single most frustrating thing about iOS for me. typing input lag is something where even a little bit adds a lot of frustration, and apple doesn't seem to know how to write an OS that doesn't introduce this onto my devices after they hit the magical two year mark. i know the newer os's are "doing lots more" but i can't think of any magical new feature i'd rather it be doing when i'm in my messages app than just converting my key taps into text.
  3. aakshey thread starter macrumors 65816


    Jun 13, 2016
    With public beta 6 it is much better. However, there is still some typing lag and that is very irritating!!
    --- Post Merged, Aug 20, 2016 ---
    Also, mail is very slow! On iOS 9 mail is fine.
  4. stevemiller macrumors 68000

    Oct 27, 2008
    in keyboard settings i see there is "auto-correction", "check spelling" and "predictive" which presumably are all constantly scanning a dictionary as one types. i'm disabling auto-correction and predictive, as i'm finding those results more often than not unhelpful anyway. fingers crossed it makes things a little more responsive.
  5. aakshey thread starter macrumors 65816


    Jun 13, 2016
  6. Skika macrumors 68030

    Mar 11, 2009
    It does?
  7. riverer macrumors newbie

    Feb 25, 2012
    I notice on an air 1 when I open chrome and start typing right away nothing happens for a second or two.. then the letters appear and it catches up. Its quite annoying.
  8. zorinlynx macrumors 603


    May 31, 2007
    Florida, USA
    I'm seeing barely perceptible keyboard lag when typing on my iPhone 6. It's enough to be slightly annoying but not enough to be a serious problem.

    I really hope they can optimize away this lag before final release.

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