iPhone 6S/6S Plus and third party keyboards

dadiduekappa

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Hi, I try to search info about this but I can't find anything... Could someone had iPhone 6S explain or post a video to show how they work? The appareance is smooth or not? And if sometimes they still not showing up? I hope 2gb of ram can help...
 

dadiduekappa

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Yes but it would be nice if they pop-up smoothly like the default keyboard and not like a mincraft block. This is what I expected from a OS smooth like iOS.
 
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lovewd

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The problem with 3rd party keyboards isn't that they are slow. It is because sometimes they don't even come up or come up blank. Swype, Swiftkey, Fleksy all run fine on my 6+ when they don't vanish.
This does not happen on the iPhone 6s. Smooth sailing
 

Armen

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This does not happen on the iPhone 6s. Smooth sailing
Although I can admire the spec bump of the 6S I highly doubt the hardware is the reason why a feature introduced over a year ago in iOS 8 now seems to work. That would imply Apple released software that was intended for future hardware (which is not apple like considering they control both hardware and software). o_O
 
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Mactaculious

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The problem with 3rd party keyboards isn't that they are slow. It is because sometimes they don't even come up or come up blank. Swype, Swiftkey, Fleksy all run fine on my 6+ when they don't vanish.
I kept running into the recurring issue of the keyboard defaulting back to the iOS keyboard after setting it to the Swype keyboard. Pretty annoying. Wish Apple would do more to support 3rd party keyboards but I can see why they want to force users to use their keyboard instead of a buggy 3rd party one.
 
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kmpoboy2

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For me, 3rd party keyboards became better with iOS 9 final betas on my 6+. Notice that in 9.1 where even better. On my 6s +, at least Next keyboard, works with out a hiccup but it was pretty good on the 6 too.
 
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gordon1234

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All the annoyances remain. Keyboard randomly reverting, especially in Messages, keyboard sometimes just not coming up at all, annoying delays before keyboard loads sometimes, jerky or no animation.

The only thing that is improved with the keyboard I've seen is that the annoying delays are somewhat less frequent and shorter. I suspect this is just the result of tossing more raw power (RAM, CPU, storage, etc) at the problem.
 
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Abazigal

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Still not very reliable for me. Also, the 3rd party keyboards don't support force-touch, so between that and Siri, it's a pretty huge incentive to stick with the stock keyboard.
 

dadiduekappa

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Still not very reliable for me. Also, the 3rd party keyboards don't support force-touch, so between that and Siri, it's a pretty huge incentive to stick with the stock keyboard.
If I remeber, in the earlier beta of iOS9, where two finger cursor was available also for iPhone, it was working also in a third party keyboard. Are you sure force touch don't enable cursor movement?
 

Abazigal

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If I remeber, in the earlier beta of iOS9, where two finger cursor was available also for iPhone, it was working also in a third party keyboard. Are you sure force touch don't enable cursor movement?
It's possible that the keyboard was implementing a custom version of the cursor (Next keyboard comes to mind). If there is a trackpad feature in swiftkey, I can't get it to work, for one.
 

JackieInCo

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I keep having Swype default back to the built in keyboard on my 6+. It's getting annoying every time I want to reply to a text. I do have Swype dragged to the top of the list in the keyboard settings.
 

ACD0236

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Hi, which keyboard is that? I am greatly interested in having the comma key on the left of the spacebar... I am in desperate search of an app that would allow me to do this, if not on my current iPhone 6, maybe on a future 6s/7/7s Plus.

Thank you!
 

C DM

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Hi, which keyboard is that? I am greatly interested in having the comma key on the left of the spacebar... I am in desperate search of an app that would allow me to do this, if not on my current iPhone 6, maybe on a future 6s/7/7s Plus.

Thank you!
Seems like that's the Swype keyboard.
 
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