iphone keyboarWhat to Do When Your iPhone Keyboard Lagsd not working

What good an iPhone is without a keyboard? Of course, the keyboard is one of the main features in the iPhone. The keyboard is also the most used feature as many people avoid phone calls and prefer texts, upload statuses on social media, and surf web. All that is dependent on the keyboard. Just imagine for a second that what would you do without a keyboard? It is indeed a scary scenario.

Unfortunately, many iPhone users face different issues with their devices and irresponsive keyboard is one of them. There are a lot of different issues happening with the iPhone’ keyboard. Some are reporting general slowness, others crying about lagging while typing, and a few stating the frozen screen when keyboard launches on the screen.

It doesn’t matter what the problem is; all it matters is how to solve it. First of all, do not get worried as iPhone’ keyboard issues are very common. Secondly, as common this issue is, several troubleshooting techniques can instantly address them. Here are some of the proven techniques that you need to apply.

Keyboard lag usually happens when typing emails, texts, or when using Messages. The lag inflicts delays in typing and destroys the sentence structure. You would be typing something and the lag would make keyboard type something entirely different. You can address this issue by:

Close All Apps:

1. Press the Home Button twice on your iPhone.

2. Now swipe up all the recently opened apps one by one.

3. Once done, check if lagging has stopped.

Opening too many apps at the same time affects and slows down the OS which impacts the functionality including Keyboard’.

Within the App:

It is also possible that the problem is happening due to a certain app or within the app. For example, if the issue is occurring when you are typing a WhatsApp message then it could be the app’ issue. In this case, simply uninstall the app and then reinstall it. iOS 11 and later allows the users to Offload Unused Apps which means that data and documents remain intact when you reinstall after uninstalling a certain app (if Offload feature is used).

Turn Off Reachability and Zoom:

Another troubleshooting technique to address lagging issues is to turn off the reachability and the Zoom. You can do that by:

1. Launch Settings on the iPhone.

2. Tap on the option General.

3. Tap Accessibility.
Toggle Reachability to off

4. Toggle Reachability to off. Now, tap Zoom in Accessibility and turn it off as well.

Reset Keyboard Dictionary:

1. Go to the Settings on your iPhone.

2. Tap on the option General.

3. Scroll down to the bottom to tap the option Reset.
tap on the option Reset Keyboard Dictionary

4. Now tap on the option Reset Keyboard Dictionary.

Disable Keyboard Settings:

If the issue is occurring too often then consider disabling the keyboard settings. You can turn them back on once the issue is sorted out. You can do that by:

1. Go to the Settings on your iPhone.

2. Tap on the option General.

3. Tap on the option Keyboard.

4. Locate the option Predictive and turn it off.
locate the option Enable Dictation and turn it off as well

5. Also, locate the option Enable Dictation and turn it off as well.

Delete Additional Keyboards:

You may have added more than one keyboard which includes the emoji keyboard as well. So, you can try deleting the additional keyboards to see if it has any impact on the performance. You can do that by:

1. Go to the Settings on your iPhone.

2. Tap on the option General.

3. Tap on the option Keyboard.
Tap Keyboards

4. Tap Keyboards.

5. Tap Edit and then delete the additional keyboards by tapping the sign.

You can always add them back once the issue is resolved.

Adjust Display Zoom:

1. Launch Settings on your iPhone.

2. Tap on the option Display and Brightness.

3. Now tap the option View.

4. Tap on the option Standard followed by a tap on the option Set.
Your device will restart

5. Your device will restart and Display Zoom will be set to Standard.

Turn Off iCloud Drive:

1. Launch Settings on your iPhone.

2. Tap your Apple ID.

3. Tap on the option iCloud.

4. Tap iCloud Drive and toggle it to off.

5. Make sure to turn it back on when the issue is solved.

Force Restart:

You can first try a simple restart to see if it works. If not, you will have to go for the Force Restart. You can do it by:

For iPhone 8 or Later:

Quickly press-release the volume up button, then press-release the volume down button in quick succession. Once done, press-hold the sleep/wake button until the Apple logo appears on the screen.

For iPhone 7 & 7 Plus:

Press-hold the sleep/wake button in tandem with volume down button for at least 7-10 seconds. Do not release them until the Apple logo appears on the screen.

For iPhone 6 Plus & Previous Models:

Press-hold the home and side/top button (as per the model) for 10 seconds. Do not release them until the Apple logo appears on the screen.

Restore to Factory Settings:

If you are unsuccessful in addressing the keyboard issue after trying so many different methods then Factory Reset remains the only option. First of all, make sure that you create a fresh iCloud back up as restoring means all the data and content would be deleted. Once the backup is created, follow these simple steps:

1. Go to the Settings on your iPhone.

2. Tap on the option General.

3. Next, locate the option Reset and tap on it.
tap Erase All Content and Settings

4. Now tap Erase All Content and Settings. Provide your passcode and let the device finish the reset. Upon restart, set up your iPhone and recover data via the iCloud. Check if the issue has been solved or not.

If the issue still remains after restoring to factory settings then you are in deeper trouble. Consider visiting a repair shop for a DFU restore or visit Apple Store for consultation.