Predictive Keyboard Is Awful

Discussion in 'iOS 8' started by ghsNick, Sep 17, 2014.

  1. ghsNick macrumors 68020

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    Had to remove it immediately. It's sickening to watch all the words fly by as you're trying to type.

    Anyone else remove it?
     
  2. Richardgm macrumors 6502a

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    Yep. Killed it in seconds.
     
  3. hasanahmad macrumors 65816

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    you DO know it learns as you type more right? that is the whole purpose of adaptive learning predictability. if you have more patience for it then it will work as advertised.
     
  4. T5BRICK macrumors 604

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    The stock Apple keyboard is pretty poor. I'm really liking Swype so far, but I'm using Swiftkey at the moment. They're both better than stock, at least in my opinion.
     
  5. eddiec312 macrumors 6502

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    SwiftKey so far is awesome. Being able to sync your style of typing accross devices is awesome.
     
  6. bushido Suspended

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    i can never use auto correct or predictive keyboard stuff. German has too much slang and shortening it never gets what i am trying to say.

    i also type so fast that its easier to just type it all out instead of looking at the suggestions and picking one, by that time i am nearly done writing a whole sentence myself
     
  7. ghsNick thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Tried SwiftKey and it was cool, but I think I kay just stick with the main app. With two fingers (thumbs) I'm pretty fast and accurate.

    If you go into the notepad and start typing with SwiftKey it covers the sentences as you get lower (probably a glitch) and I'm not a fan of how the developer has access to everything you type.
     
  8. bbfc macrumors 68030

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    Sickening??

    I love it!
     
  9. j0han macrumors 6502

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    SwiftKey all the way. Just wait for it to update with Swedish also. But used Swift back in the days when i was trying out Android. Was a killer app. The best thing i miss with Android. So really glad that Apple decide to open up 3rd party apps for keyboards.
     
  10. Arndroid macrumors 6502a

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    Obviously reasonable to dismiss a predictive keyboard after 15 minutes
     
  11. ghsNick thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Nauseating? I don't know. To much popping and flashing on the screen as I typed.

    And I agree with the poster above, I type quicker than it would take for me to look at what it's suggesting.

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    I don't want to look for words when I can type them faster.
     
  12. BasicGreatGuy Contributor

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    I like the new feature. I am not the worlds fastest when it comes to texting and this feature helps me, especially on a small screen like the iPhone 5.
     
  13. Padmini macrumors 6502a

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    No. Its great. I use all the time, and have for months. No need for me to install gimmicky 3rd party keyboards either. This one gets it right.
     
  14. Dave245 macrumors 601

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    Me too, i like how it adapts to what you're typing and learns. It will get better over time as well.
     
  15. GRANTCKING macrumors regular

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    I felt sick looking at it after about 20 seconds and had to hide it
     
  16. Yakibomb macrumors 6502

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    Which one would you say wins out between Swift Key and Swype?
     
  17. j0han macrumors 6502

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    Swift! :p
     
  18. Eckscaliber macrumors 6502a

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    I briefly used it, and it may be useful. Time will tell.
     
  19. Hustler1337, Sep 17, 2014
    Last edited: Sep 17, 2014

    Hustler1337 macrumors 68000

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    Guys, I know I'm going off on a tangent here, but how do you install Swiftkey? I've downloaded and run the app but cannot see any sign of it in the keyboard or in the keyboard settings. Where am I going wrong?

    The tutorial itself on Swiftkey is buggy, I can't even get past the first screen!

    Thanks

    Edit: here's the screenshot of where it's buggy - it won't let you select the button 'Note' but instead clicking on it presses the keyboard button underneath. Also, notice how the whole screen view is out of line.

    [​IMG]

    Anyone else having this problem? Tried rebooting and also quitting and re-opening the app. No help. :(
     
  20. ghsNick thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Also - does the text seem a little smaller now too?

    When I get emails or read messages the text looks a little bit smaller.
     
  21. BSben macrumors 6502a

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    I love it already, it learns fast. Not going to buy any any alternatives yet.
     
  22. avanpelt macrumors 68030

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    Are you sure you downloaded SwiftKey and not SwiftKey Note? They are two separate apps. SwiftKey installed flawlessly on my 5s. All I did was install the SwiftKey app, go to Settings --> General --> Keyboards, add the SwiftKey keyboard and then give it full access.
     
  23. Hustler1337 macrumors 68000

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    I've downloaded Swiftkey Note, that's the only Swiftkey in the search results. Maybe it's not released in the UK yet?

    [​IMG]

    Thanks for your help.
     
  24. ghsNick thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Go directly to their website and download it. You have the wrong app.
     
  25. TheAppleGeek macrumors 6502a

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    I'm having way too much fun with it so far. Especially with texting friends nonsense.
     

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