Switching keyboard for password is stupid

marine0816

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Apple couldn't just give us 3rd party keyboards without crippling it? It makes Spotlight search sluggish and going back and forth entering passwords which changes the keyboard is making it cumbersome. I want to use the real swift-key uninterrupted not a copycat swiftkey (apple QuickType) I'm not buying the whole security arguement, Apple loves crippling innovations if they didn't come up with it.
 

sk1wbw

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A third party keyboard is no more innovative than a third party keyboard on a physical computer. That's not what "innovation" is. Putting a hydrogen engine in a car is innovative.

And I've tried third party keyboards on both Android and iOS and they all suck balls. Either they have no predictive text, or it sucks, or they are slow, or ugly... And I'm probably thinking that it's more of a security issue than anything resembling "crippling innovation."
 

aprofetto8

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Jul 26, 2010
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I would not want something that requires this:



seeing what my passwords are.

That being said, I prefer the regular keyboard to third party ones, personally of course.
 

aristobrat

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Oct 14, 2005
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I would not want something that requires this:

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seeing what my passwords are.

That being said, I prefer the regular keyboard to third party ones, personally of course.
So I'm confused. I thought if you granted a third-party keyboard god access (like above), then you could use it for passwords and stuff?
 

brianjsw

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So I'm confused. I thought if you granted a third-party keyboard god access (like above), then you could use it for passwords and stuff?

That's how it SHOULD work but instead Apple likes to coddle us and thinks we aren't smart enough to understand the risks and make our own decisions.

Also did anyone notice you can't write an app review with any third party keyboard enabled? The UI is broken when you click on the subject field. Such a big miss by Apple's QA shows their hearts just weren't fully invested in supporting keyboard customisation.
 

marine0816

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That's how it SHOULD work but instead Apple likes to coddle us and thinks we aren't smart enough to understand the risks and make our own decisions.

Also did anyone notice you can't write an app review with any third party keyboard enabled? The UI is broken when you click on the subject field. Such a big miss by Apple's QA shows their hearts just weren't fully invested in supporting keyboard customisation.

Exactly!!!!!

I can't use swiftkey to write an app store review? WTF
 

Tmurray315

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Mar 16, 2012
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Has anyone have trouble with swift key not staying as your default keyboard I made it my default but seems to always switch back to stock keyboard only way to get it up is buy double tapping the globe?
 

marine0816

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Has anyone have trouble with swift key not staying as your default keyboard I made it my default but seems to always switch back to stock keyboard only way to get it up is buy double tapping the globe?
I have the same problem
 

AndrewR23

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Has anyone have trouble with swift key not staying as your default keyboard I made it my default but seems to always switch back to stock keyboard only way to get it up is buy double tapping the globe?
U need to disable the English keyboard and only keep the swiftkey one.
 

TroyBoy30

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Jun 9, 2009
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That's how it SHOULD work but instead Apple likes to coddle us and thinks we aren't smart enough to understand the risks and make our own decisions.

Also did anyone notice you can't write an app review with any third party keyboard enabled? The UI is broken when you click on the subject field. Such a big miss by Apple's QA shows their hearts just weren't fully invested in supporting keyboard customisation.
That's not how it should work. I don't want a 3rd party app seeing my passwords and recording them
 

joelb727

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Jul 18, 2008
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U need to disable the English keyboard and only keep the swiftkey one.
How do you disable it? I only get the option to delete it. BTW… been using swiftkey for the past four days and love it.

UPDATE: Duh. I got it. You delete it and can always re-add it back later. Sorry in advance!
 

Tmurray315

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Mar 16, 2012
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How do u disable it and delete it I just want swiftkey

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I Disabled English keyboard only time SwiftKey pops up is in quick reply other than that doesn't work
 

C DM

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Oct 17, 2011
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Jeesh, no wonder iOS is such a closed garden. All these tin foil people ruin it for the rest of us.
Yeah, Apple isn't doing it because of those people, Apple is doing it because of how they want to have their OS to work.
 

marine0816

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I gave in, I'm forced to use the swiftkey clone. Apple made a terrible experience with 3rd party keyboards
 
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