new iPad on-screen keyboard clicks but fails to enter text

raholland

macrumors member
Original poster
Mar 22, 2011
52
2
Virginia
Hi all,

I searched the forums and couldn't find a similar thread.

I am new to the iPad, and I am using my new "new iPad." I do a lot of text entry, mainly in Safari, but in other apps as well.

Occasionally, I will touch a text box, the keyboard pops up on the screen and I begin to type, but the cursor remains in place. I hear the clicking sound from typing, but no text appears, and none of the virtual keys do anything.

If I touch the button to make the keyboard disappear and then touch elsewhere in the same text box, it usually works.

Anyone else have this problem? Any idea of what a solution might be?

Thanks!
 

Mikes2pads

macrumors regular
Mar 24, 2012
156
0
Can't say I see that happen but touch screen kboards have their drawbacks . Usually my sounds are off. A click sound should represent a sure press on that key. I have many times had to concentrate on my key strikes as not to skip anything.
It's possible yours might have a glitch. Get AppleStore advise if you feel it's not the normal expectation.
 

raholland

macrumors member
Original poster
Mar 22, 2011
52
2
Virginia
reboot(turn it off, wait a few minutes, and turn it on again)

asso v
check thru yr general settings
Thanks. I did that a couple of times. My next step is to "Restore."

I am also having trouble with copy / paste. I select and copy one word, but then I paste and it pastes the whole paragraph!