Switching keyboard for password is stupid

Discussion in 'iOS 8' started by marine0816, Sep 29, 2014.

  1. marine0816 macrumors 6502a

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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.
     
  2. sk1wbw Suspended

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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."
     
  3. doboy macrumors 68000

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    That's why they let 3rd party keyboards in the first place. /s
     
  4. aprofetto8 macrumors regular

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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.
     
  5. aristobrat macrumors G5

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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?
     
  6. aprofetto8 macrumors regular

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    I believe Apple forces all password keystrokes to use the regular keyboard.
     
  7. brianjsw macrumors member

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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.
     
  8. marine0816 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Only after years of competition from android. there wouldn't be a 6+ without android
     
  9. doboy macrumors 68000

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    Yeah you keep believing that.
     
  10. marine0816 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Exactly!!!!!

    I can't use swiftkey to write an app store review? WTF
     
  11. Tmurray315 macrumors regular

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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?
     
  12. marine0816 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I have the same problem
     
  13. AndrewR23 macrumors 68040

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    U need to disable the English keyboard and only keep the swiftkey one.
     
  14. TroyBoy30 macrumors 68000

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    That's not how it should work. I don't want a 3rd party app seeing my passwords and recording them
     
  15. jpeg42 macrumors 6502a

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    But you are OK with Apple doing it?
     
  16. joelb727 macrumors regular

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    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!
     
  17. TroyBoy30 macrumors 68000

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    Yes. I'm glad they did it. Swiftkey is nothing more than a key logger that you gave full access to
     
  18. jpeg42 macrumors 6502a

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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.
     
  19. marine0816 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Apple for life, ryde or die
     
  20. Tmurray315 macrumors regular

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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
     
  21. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    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.
     
  22. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Sounds like one of keyboard bugs that seem to exist. A future update will likely address at least some of these.
     
  23. marine0816 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I gave in, I'm forced to use the swiftkey clone. Apple made a terrible experience with 3rd party keyboards
     
  24. TroyBoy30 macrumors 68000

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    has nothing to do with it being apple. its simply a wise choice. i dont trust an app that requires full permissions to everything i type with my passwords
     
  25. ErikGrim macrumors 68040

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    You know there wouldn't be Android as you know it today without the iPhone right?
     

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