iphone keyboarWhat to Do When Your iPhone Keyboard Lagsd not working

While it’s normal to hear of your iPhone slowing down or lagging, you don’t often hear about this happening with your iPhone keyboard. Most users also report that the issue isn’t confined to a single application, but instead many applications on the iPhone, including, but not limited to, Safari, Facebook, Messages, Notes, Reminders, and more. This is a clear sign that there isn’t one specific application that’s causing the keyboard lags to occur, but instead that the problem lies within the software of the keyboard itself.

This dilemma isn’t usually cause for concern, and can happen for various reasons, with the most common being that you simply need to update the software on your device. However, if the issue is only happening with one application, then you may need to update that specific application from the App Store.

Updating and refreshing your keyboards settings could also resolve the problem. These troubleshooting methods are easy to carry out, and usually solve the problem. Although, none of the methods below delete the data on your device, it’s always beneficial to back up your device, in case something goes wrong during the troubleshooting process.

This is unlikely, but if it happens, you’ll be able to restore your device from backup, and prevent any loss of data. In order to get started and fix the typing delays and lags you’re facing with your keyboard, follow the instructions below.

Update the Software on Your Device

When Apple releases a new iOS update, it’s usually a time of excitement when you can expect new features, an updated design, and exciting new functions. However, computer software is not free of flaws, and it comes as no surprise that software updates are often filled with bugs.

Luckily, Apple is constantly releasing subsequent updates in order to correct the mistakes from prior updates. In order to update the software on your device, follow the instructions below,

1. Open the Settings application on your device. It has a grey background with an icon of a gear on it.

2. Tap on General.

3. Tap on Software Update.

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4. If there’s an update available, tap on Download and Install.

5. After the update has downloaded, tap on Install.

Please note that it may take some time for the software to download and install. After you’ve updated the software on your device, check to see if the issue has resolved. For future references, whenever you experience any sort of problem on your iOS device, always check to see if you’ve installed the latest software update, as these updates often contain solutions to many problems.

Force Restart Your Device

By performing a force restart on your device, you’ll refresh the device’s memory, and cause it to work more efficiently. The best part about this method is that you don’t have to worry about losing any data, since a force restart refreshes your device’s settings without deleting any of your information. In order to force restart your device, follow the instructions below.

For iPhone 8 and above,

1. Press and release the Volume Up button, then press and release the Volume Down button, and then lastly press and hold the Side button until the Apple logo appears.

For iPhone 7 and 7 Plus,

1. Press and hold the Side and Volume Down button until the Apple logo appears.

For iPhone 6/6s/6 Plus and lower models,

1. Press the Home and Power button until the Apple logo appears.

After your phone has reset, which may take a few seconds to a minute, check to see if your keyboard is working without lags or typing delays.

Reset the Keyboard Dictionary on Your Device

Another troubleshooting method you can carry out is resetting your keyboard dictionary. The keyboard dictionary on your device is a feature that allows you to add words to the dictionary, if you reject the auto corrections your device is giving you. This feature is often used by bilingual users who wish to add their native words into the keyboard dictionary.

Try resetting the keyboard dictionary and see if your problem resolves, however, please note that this will erase the keyboards memory of any words you may have added to it. In order to get started and reset your keyboards dictionary, follow the instructions below,

1. Open the Settings application on your device. It has a grey background with an icon of a gear on it.

2. Tap on General.

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3. Tap on Reset.

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4. Tap on Reset Keyboard Dictionary. You may be prompted to enter your passcode. Please do so accordingly.

After resetting your keyboard dictionary, try using your keyboard and see if the issue has resolved. You may have to once again update your keyboards dictionary, but it’s well worth the price if it means the keyboard will no longer lag or fall victim to typing delays.

Disable Predictive Keyboard Feature on Your Device

You may have noticed while typing on your devices keyboard, that you’re given suggestions on what words to type next. This feature is known as the predictive keyboard. It could be that after updating to the latest version of iOS, using predictive keyboard could be causing your keyboard to lag. In order to disable the predictive keyboard feature on your device, follow the instructions below,

1. Open the Settings application on your device. It has a grey background with an icon of a gear on it.

2. Tap on General.

3. Tap on Keyboard.

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4. Scroll down until you see a toggle button labeled Predictive.

5. Disable the toggle button by tapping on it. The button should no longer be green, when disabled.

Now try using your keyboard and check to see if the lag issue has resolved.