On iPhone’s new keyboard that was brought in their newest update, you’re able to swipe to type on the keyboard. This feature is called QuickPath and it allows you to slide your finger across the keyboard to type. This feature may not be as accurate as of the previous keyboard, but it does make your typing faster.

Although this feature works seamlessly; you may sometimes experience problems with it. For example, when you slide across the screen, then keys aren’t being clicked and entered onto the screen, or when you swipe the wrong keys are being entered onto the screen.

The reason you may be experiencing problems with QuickPath is because there’s a bug on your device that stops the keyboard from functioning problem. A bug is a failure in the software that can cause unexpected results such as the one you’re experiencing with QuickPath. To fix this problem, you can try the steps below.

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. Once you’ve done this, you can open up the keyboard and see if you’re able to type without experiencing issues.

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. After you’ve reset the Keyboard Dictionary, you can go back to the keyboard to check if the swipe function is working.

Disable Keyboard Settings

If you’re experiencing the problem too much, then you can disable to keyboard settings. If QuickPath starts to work again, then you can enable the feature.

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. Locate the option Enable Dictation and turn it off.

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.

Delete Additional Keyboards

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.

Force Restart your Device

If the problem is still occurring, you can simply hard reset your iPhone. This will refresh the hardware which gets rid of the problem you’re experiencing with the keyboard.

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 the 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 your iPhone

If all else fails, then you still have the option to restore your iPhone. Before you do this, make sure to backup your device because it’s about to be wiped and restored back to the way it was.