iPad Touch sensitivity reduced on Air 2?

rgusa8

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Coming from an iPad 3 here, just got the Air 2 yesterday and I'm noticing some reduced touch sensitivity here and there. On iMessage, I usually have to tap the send button twice in order for it to send. Also, on the Simpsons Tapped Out, a lot of the taps don't register at first, have to tap things repeatedly sometimes. Meanwhile. Things like typing on the keyboard respond instantly, so I'm hoping it's just an OS issue and not hardware related?
 

MattMJB0188

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Coming from an iPad 3 here, just got the Air 2 yesterday and I'm noticing some reduced touch sensitivity here and there. On iMessage, I usually have to tap the send button twice in order for it to send. Also, on the Simpsons Tapped Out, a lot of the taps don't register at first, have to tap things repeatedly sometimes. Meanwhile. Things like typing on the keyboard respond instantly, so I'm hoping it's just an OS issue and not hardware related?
I noticed it too. I think its iOS 8 in general.
 

jonnyb098

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Same issues here. Very random and only once in a while. But iMessage has that slight delay always before I can hit send. On my air 2 and original.

iOS 8 is a just a giant pain for so many stupid little things.
 

donnaw

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Apr 19, 2011
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I've had the same issue with the keyboard. But I had it on my Air 1 too. I'm pretty sure it's OS-related. Just like the freezing. I was hoping it would be corrected with the last update but it wasn't. Seems like my iPad freezes up when typing 5-6 times a day. Really beginning to tick me off.
 

Celedral

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May 29, 2008
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I've applied a Tempered glass on it and it lost about 30% sensitivity when scrolling with the side of my finger. No noticeable difference before I applied it.
 

puma1552

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no sensitivity reduction, but have occasionally had a lack of response when clicking google links, pretty sure its an ios bug
 

ipadlvr

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Coming from an iPad 3 here, just got the Air 2 yesterday and I'm noticing some reduced touch sensitivity here and there. On iMessage, I usually have to tap the send button twice in order for it to send. Also, on the Simpsons Tapped Out, a lot of the taps don't register at first, have to tap things repeatedly sometimes. Meanwhile. Things like typing on the keyboard respond instantly, so I'm hoping it's just an OS issue and not hardware related?
It is the software. App is busy doing something else.
 

sethlution

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Dec 13, 2011
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I think it's a problem with ios itself. My 5S sometimes fail to register touch as well. The irony is that it never had this problem while I was running 8.1 beta. It only starts appearing when I restore to the offcial release version. :rolleyes:
 

Release

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I'm noticing the same thing. What's weird though is that if I repeat the exact same things with a stylus, I don't notice any decrease in sensitivity. Even tapping lightly with the stylus picks things up. No idea why a stylus would pick things up better than a finger. Usually it the other way around.
 

Berkeley384

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Dec 26, 2014
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I have the exact same issue - to me it can't be a touch issues as the buttons clearly change colour indicating the screen has sensed the touch, but the game does not acct the command

Anyone have the link to the EA thread ?
 

sanke1

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It's iOS 8 problem. Apple have done some under the hood changes to make sure Android users don't feel bad about Lollipop anymore.

In all seriousness, some responsiveness has been lost since iOS 8. The worst release ever by :apple:.