Typing on the iPhone 4 flat out sucks

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by onthecouchagain, Aug 12, 2011.

  1. onthecouchagain macrumors 604


    Mar 29, 2011
    I know I'm not the only one whose typing experience on the iPhone 4 sucks. It just doesn't seem to be able to keep up with my thumbing speed -- I'm not typing insanely fast either though. It often misses key presses, resulting in words that look like "tis" or "ths" littered all over the place. It is frustrating.

    And is it me, or did the 3GS keep up faster? I know a few other people who thumb pretty fast say the same thing about their iPhone 4's.

  2. Kyotoma macrumors 68000


    Nov 11, 2010
    Carnegie and Ontario
    I have never had this issue. I type fast all of the time on my iPhone. Autocorrect is both a blessing and a piece of crap.
  3. Smtevo macrumors 6502

    Jun 12, 2009
    Love typing on the iPhone 4. Keeps up perfectly, dont know what your talking about.
  4. bill-p macrumors 68000

    Jul 23, 2011
    See if it's not your screen protector that's interfering.

    The iPhone 4 without a screen protector can take a respectable number of presses per second.
  5. lifeguard macrumors 6502


    Nov 25, 2010
    get a blackberry... your problem is solved
  6. echo2011 macrumors regular

    Jun 9, 2011
    I had trouble with hitting a certain letter and the wrong one coming up...like three letters to the left or right of the intended letter...then one day my son mentioned my screen protector, ripped it off and presto! all was good again.
  7. keepingup macrumors member

    Jan 14, 2011
    typing is so hard on iphone4

    I've been using a blackberry tour for 5 years and type very fast on it. Traded it in for an iphone 4 a month ago and still cannot make any progress typing. I disabled the autotype function and that helped a tiny bit but I am still making many errors. I have tried typing horizontally and slowing down but I end up retyping every fourth or fifth word. It is very frustrating because I text a lot and enail pretty frequently on the road. I don't have a screen protector on. Any further advice??????
  8. PNutts macrumors 601


    Jul 24, 2008
    Pacific Northwest, US
    No problems here. It sounds like the OP is trying to type too fast. The iPhone will eat whatever speed you can give it.
  9. Matthew9559, Aug 12, 2011
    Last edited: Aug 12, 2011

    Matthew9559 macrumors 6502a


    Apr 7, 2007
    Cleveland, OH
    I would keep autocorrect on. Though it is annoying at times you are better off (imo) keeping it on because you can miss a few letters and it will autocorrect to what you meant. I take less time by not being as accurate and relying on autocorrect to fix my mistakes. Typically, I am texting common words not text lingo lameness so it works very well.

    At times though auto correct is a real ***** but you just need to slowdown and look at the word before you move onto next.

    Once you get this pattern down it allows you to type quite fast. Like I said, you can quickly hit the keys and miss a few letting auto correct fix the problem.

    At least that has been my experience... just yesterday someone mentioned how fast of a typist I was on the iPhone 4. Haha.

    As for OP, I haven't had that type of issue. Used the past iPhone versions and never noticed anything switching to the iPhone 4.
  10. sk1wbw Suspended


    May 28, 2011
    Williamsburg, Virginia
    Dude. It's a ****ING cell phone, not a full sized keyboard. Jesus Christ, stop with these threads.
  11. AutoUnion39 macrumors 601


    Jun 21, 2010
    I can type like a boss on my iPhone. Idk what you're talking about
  12. boss.king, Aug 12, 2011
    Last edited: Aug 12, 2011

    boss.king macrumors 68040


    Apr 8, 2009
    I'm pretty sure it's user error.

    EDIT: Unless there is a problem with your phone. Maybe try another one and see if that fixes anything.
  13. greytmom macrumors 68040


    Jun 23, 2010
    Don't use thumbs. I never do, and my typing is fine.
  14. boss.king macrumors 68040


    Apr 8, 2009
    I only use thumbs (huge thumbs too) and my typing is pretty great.
  15. appleguy123 macrumors 603


    Apr 1, 2009
    15 minutes in the future
    Mine can't keep up either. Mine is jail broken though, so that might have something to do with it.
  16. wordoflife macrumors 604


    Jul 6, 2009
    Whenever my keyboard acts dumb like the OP's, I just reset the keyboard under settings.
  17. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6


    Aug 17, 2007
  18. davedude macrumors member

    Jul 20, 2011
    ii hve nnnno probkms weigh myy iphon 5 keybrd it rites prfct evry time w/th nO rrors.
  19. ann713 macrumors 6502a

    Nov 30, 2008
    Landscape or portrait, I'm a speed-typer on mine.
  20. JonBook Pro macrumors member

    Feb 22, 2010
    Better than the iPhone 3G or iPhone 3GS in my opinion. Never liked that curved surface.
  21. Shrink macrumors G3


    Feb 26, 2011
    New England, USA
    I guess there is an advantage to complete incompetence. I type with one finger, and can probably manage a fast 3-4 words a minute. My emails tend to be quite short, much to the delight of the recipients.

    The phone is plenty fast for me!! :p ;)
  22. rioja macrumors regular

    May 19, 2008
    Anytime I've experienced any slowdown in typing speed it's been the fault of the app I'm using. Some apps just freeze up when typing fast.
  23. AppleTech22 macrumors 6502

    Jul 10, 2010

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