Typing accuracy vs. Screen size

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Jimmy James, Aug 24, 2016.

  1. Jimmy James macrumors 68040

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    I had an iPhone 4 and 4s then migrated to a 6, which I've had for nearly 2 years.

    I've found that my typing accuracy was drastically better on the 3.5" phones. I would have thought the opposite should be the case. The current auto-correct and predictive options offset this to an extent but not entirely.

    Is there anyone else with similar experience? I'm using the default keyboard in iOS 9.
     
  2. Mlrollin91 macrumors G4

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    You have to readjust to the screen size and the key spacing. Going from a 3.5" screen to a 4" was the same thing. Took a few weeks. Then going form a 4" to a 4.7" took another few weeks. Im going to a plus size this september, so that will be another learning curve.
     
  3. Jimmy James thread starter macrumors 68040

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    It's been nearly 2 years. Minimal improvement.
     
  4. Mlrollin91 macrumors G4

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    Yes, but you used a 3.5" screen for how long? Its all about muscle memory.
     
  5. bigscotal macrumors 6502

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    I'm the same. Since moving to my 6 nearly two years ago, the accuracy of my typing has been atrocious. Never had a problem previously on my various 4 or 5 models. Constantly have to go back and correct typos.
    Muscle memory, not entertaining that after 2 years in afraid!
     
  6. The-Real-Deal82 macrumors 601

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    This is an interesting topic that I've been thinking about. Bizarrely I can type much faster and more accurately on my wife's iPhone SE than I can on my iPhone 6 despite it being a smaller device. I have no idea why this would the case?
     
  7. Shirasaki macrumors 603

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    I am used to type on plus size device. Screen is larger so it is actually better.
    Going back to iPhone 4 is a pain to type anything on it. Key is too small.
     
  8. Isamilis macrumors 6502

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    Just my observation. My typing is more accurate on iphone 6 / ios 8 compared to iphone 6s / ios 9.
     
  9. bufffilm macrumors 601

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    Well, I didn't have a smartphone before the 6s...but typing accuracy (one-handed) isn't as good as with the 4" iphones when I used my sister's 5s.

    And it's why I might go back to 4" the next go-around.
     
  10. stevemiller macrumors 65816

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    I've definitely found this in my personal experience. I think the mistake is to try to argue who is "right." I just wish they would offer more flagship phones in the 4" form factor for those of us who prefer it. I get the feeling the SE-type phone won't get updated yearly, which will likely leave me in a quandary when i'm looking up upgrade in a year.
     
  11. lordofthereef macrumors G5

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    After 2 years you should have adjusted, for sure. I can;t say my typing fot better or worse. I just make different mistakes now.

    When typin a" I often hit "s". When oing spaces I often hit ".", which is the worse of all because autocrrect doesnt tend to pick that up. Apparently the latter isn; terribly uncommon either.
     

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