On-screen keyboard has a terrible delay on iPad

Discussion in 'iOS 12' started by iRock1, Apr 11, 2019.

  1. iRock1 macrumors 6502a

    iRock1

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    Every time I type on an app like Drafts or Mail I see this annoying, terrible delay.

    I use an iPad Air under iOS 12. I know it's not the fastest device in town, but as soon as I did a clean update to the current OS a long time ago, I saw that it could handle the system pretty well, and that included a fluid experience writing in any app.

    Now it's unbearable though.

    I tried a test — closed all the apps, restarted the device (hoping that could fix any memory issues) and tried typing in Drafts or Mail. It did no good.

    Ideas? (That doesn't imply a classic "restore your device".) Is this "normal"?
     
  2. iRock1 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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  3. mattguy10 macrumors 6502a

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    You can try doing a “reset all settings” in settings > general > reset
    (WiFi passwords will need to be re-entered)

    If that doesn’t work, a restore is the next step unfortunately.
     
  4. aakshey macrumors 65816

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    Anything older than an iPad 5th Gen is too dated at this point.
     
  5. bhodinut macrumors member

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    Try turning off Auto-Correct, Word Prediction, Smart Punctuation, Check Spelling under Setting->General->Keyboard. That should speed up the keyboard response.
     
  6. Aliknos macrumors newbie

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    Have the same problem. Just "fixed it" by using a 3rd party keyboard
     
  7. EugW macrumors 603

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    The iPad Air 2 is still decent, which is not a big surprise since its multi-core performance is the same as the 5th gen, and it also has 2 GB RAM like the 5th gen.

    But any of the iPads with less than 2 GB RAM are going to be a problem.
     
  8. aakshey macrumors 65816

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    Yes, Air 2 is okay till iOS 12 perhaps. Mini 4 might be barely tolerable. But anything weaker is crippled and was ever since iOS 9.
     
  9. EugW macrumors 603

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    I suspect the iPad Air 2 will be OK performance-wise on iOS 13. Not fast, but OK.
     
  10. aakshey macrumors 65816

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    Doubt it. But too early to be sure. We don't know yet if it would even support iOS 13 for sure, let alone how it would perform with it installed should it support it.
     
  11. caubeck macrumors 6502

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    Try turning off iCloud or resetting autocorrect. I recall having this problem and solving it. Something about resetting iCloud? Sorry I can’t be of more help, it was long ago and on an iPad Air.
     
  12. Altis macrumors 68030

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    Too dated to type letters? o_O

    How abysmal is iOS if a few forced/permanent updates later, you can't even type letters without lag? Even my 1st-gen iPad can do this simple task.
     
  13. aakshey macrumors 65816

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    I had an Air 1 and Mini 2 and ever since iOS 9 both were that slow. That's normal. There was a lot of typing lag on both iOS 9 and 10. Then I upgraded.
     
  14. Altis macrumors 68030

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    That's inexcusable. It's typing letters. There should be no lag.
     
  15. iRock1 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    which one would you recommend? i'm not a big fan of 3rd party keyboards tbh
    --- Post Merged, Apr 28, 2019 ---
    the Air is 5th gen. I guess you mean 6th gen (Air 2)
     

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