iPhone keyboard offset

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by claus, Oct 21, 2010.

  1. claus macrumors newbie

    Aug 28, 2010
    Okay.. This is starting to piss me off pretty bad, to the point where I'm considering having my phone sent to a service center.

    Am I the only one experiencing (quite often - like .. at least 10-20 times a day depending on usage), when typing a text message - somehow it's like the "touch overlay" that activates the keys on the onscreen keyboard is offset about 1 cm to the right and 0.5cm down??

    Meaning that if I press on the screen where it says "B" it will highlight and press "G" instead .. and "G" will fetch me an "E" .. and so on (and yes this means I'm not able to press either space or "P" because that would require my finger to be pressing a point 1cm outside of the iPhone screen :p )

    Somehow though when I try pressing "backspace" (delete - which is also as far right as possible) .. it works just fine?? .. but trying other keys again afterwards, its still broken.

    I've tried doing all kinds of random stuff to realign the keyboard - even going to homescreen and back into text, won't fix it. However waiting a minute or so without doing anything fixes the issue??

    Running on the latest firmware that isn't developer-beta - willing to try anything to have this issue fixed :)
  2. dbendixen macrumors member

    Oct 22, 2010
    Did you recently replace the screen with one bought off the internet? The only time I've seen this behavior is when a co-worker bought the wrong screen for her 3GS (after I gave her a direct link to the correct one, mind you). Another co-worker installed it for her and the touch was off by about 1/4 of an inch or less, but enough to make it unusable. When she finally purchased the correct screen (the one that I told her to buy originally), the other co-worker installed it and voila! it worked again.

    Doesn't sound to me like it's a screen replacement in your case, but that is something you may try--it would be a lot cheaper (~$15 with shipping) than having it serviced (min $100).
  3. ZGXtreme macrumors regular


    Sep 19, 2008
    I have experienced this as well... well I continue to. It is an iPhone 4 purchased on launch day with no parts replaced. It seems to reset itself after I send the message or I reopen the Messages App.
  4. claus thread starter macrumors newbie

    Aug 28, 2010
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    No screen replacement done and its not constant.. Its kinda random happening once in a while.. :-/
    Hmm i guess it might be some kind of firmware issue!..
    Hope it will get fixed soon ;)
  5. b00ya macrumors member

    Oct 26, 2010
    Happens to me ALL THE TIME lately. :mad::mad::mad:

    Ahhhhhhh. AHHHHHHHHHH. Hahaha. I'm debating going to an apple store to demand a new one. It has gotten to the point lately where it's like a miracle for the keyboard to type properly.

    Most of the time if I leave the app, lock the phone then go back in it'll fix it so I can finish what I was typing .. but it won't last long. it'll be screwed up again in no time.

    So frustrating! I type a lot. =(
  6. Pez555 macrumors 68020


    Apr 18, 2010
    i have had trouble texting ever since 4.0 was released. It is a nightmare sometimes, words autocorrecting to something completely different, and like you say, other keys being pressed. My fingers have not got any fatter i swear......

    pre 4.0 texting was pretty much flawless. what did Apple do?
  7. Webbson macrumors newbie

    Nov 7, 2008
    I have the same problem with my iPhone 4.
    Pressing c gives me an s.
    Pressing space gives me one of the characters above it.

    Had one iPhone 4 replaced for this and got a new one that has the same issue!:mad:

    Must be some kind of firmware bug, it's really annoying.
  8. RSchot macrumors newbie

    Nov 23, 2010
    Keyboard Offset on iPhone 3GS

    Never had this before, but I suddenly have an inconsistent keyboard offset on my iPhone 3GS. Aspecially annoying when keying in passcodes. Since I didn't notice it imediately, I now PUK locked my SIM and I don't have the PUK code. To get the PUK code I need to get in touch with Vodafone, which is closed on Sundays...:(

    Any idea what caused it? Is there any solution?
  9. mikelegacy macrumors 65816


    Dec 5, 2010
    Pittsburgh, PA
    If any of you are on the iOS 5 beta, it's most likely the reason. I know when I had Beta 2 of iOS 5 it was doing this quite often.

    My best advice would be to restore the phone and see if it's still happening. If it is, it could be a faulty digitizer.

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