Is Swype laggy for you guys?

Discussion in 'Alternatives to iOS and iOS Devices' started by Sensamic, Oct 26, 2014.

  1. Sensamic macrumors 68030

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    Swype is the main keyboard I use. Tried Swiftkey several times but overall I'm more comfortable with Swype.

    I swype very fast, and the keyboard many times can't match the speed of my finger. It lags a LOT and it's very annoying.

    This has happened on all Android devices I've tried so far: SGS3, SGS5, G2, Nexus 10 and Nexus 7.

    I've tried disabling features like sync and backup and more. Nothing.

    I've even contacted technical support twice and it seems they don't even know about this issue, which is surprising.

    Maybe they don't swipe as fast as I do?

    On swiftkey I can swipe as fast as i normally do and there's zero lag.

    So... do you guys also experience the same issue on Swype? Or am I alone?
     
  2. Oohara macrumors 68020

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    It lags pretty bad for me sometimes. I swipe fast too and for the most part it flows perfectly, but sometimes it just throws a fit and is laggy until I close the app I'm writing in and put the phone to sleep. When it does get laggy, it'll choke the most when I edit a word in the middle of the text.

    I haven't studied the behaviour enough to know what seems to cause it, since I use a Note 2 I figured it was due to the phone being 2 years old now and had thought it'd be better on more recent devices. Sorry to hear that it happens on your S5 and G2 as well.

    I keep using it anyway since I still find it to be the best keyboard despite the lag. A bit annoying though.
     
  3. TechGod macrumors 68040

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    While not swype, I find Swiftkey laggy and the only keyboard that performs well enough is the Google Keyboard that was built in.
     
  4. Jibbajabba macrumors 65816

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    I only just purchased Swype, simply because the google keyboard stopped working properly (Double Space is supposed to put a "." at the end, followed by a space), but now it also deletes the last character.

    Anyway, Swype is quite laggy on my Note 3 (never had a previous version), mainly when deleting anything. It seems trying to guess how much I want to delete and jumps between single character deletion to word deletion - so it might be why it at least appear to be laggy.
     
  5. diamond.g macrumors 603

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    Odd, no issues with Swype on my N5. Well outside of replying on this forum, for some reason I can't swype my reply i have to type it and even then sometimes the cursor jumps around in the text box.
     
  6. Stuntman06 macrumors 6502a

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    Swype is laggy at times on my SGS3. It is especially laggy whenever you type 2 spaces after a period.
     
  7. Shanghaichica macrumors 604

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    SwiftKey was being really laggy last night for some reason.
     
  8. fredaroony macrumors 6502a

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    I switched to Swiftkey because of the Swype lag
     
  9. TacticalDesire macrumors 68020

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    I agree. Google keyboard is the fastest one I've used. I found swiftkey to be slower.
     
  10. mrex macrumors 68030

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    im not sure... but there is something wrong with swype. it proposes wrong words almost on everytime (in my mother language, but it is a difficult language). i have been using it over a year, and i think it was better few months ago. i could also imagine the whole thing =D i havent seen it would be laggy, maybe ... slow?
     

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