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Old 10-30-17, 08:34 PM
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iOS 11 — I hate the keyboard, any suggestions?

I am completely hating the new keyboard on both my iPad and my iPhone. From what I can tell, the only remedy is to download a different keyboard that performs like the old iOS 10 keyboard. Any suggestions?
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Old 10-31-17, 07:46 AM
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Re: iOS 11 — I hate the keyboard, any suggestions?

Haven't tried it but I've heard great things about Gboard from Google. May want to give that a shot.

I personally love the stock keyboard. What do you hate about it?
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Re: iOS 11 — I hate the keyboard, any suggestions?

I prefer using gboard when I had my 7p. Worth a shot
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Re: iOS 11 — I hate the keyboard, any suggestions?

I always thought changing the keyboard was more hassle than it was worth. I would constantly have it change back to the default keyboard anytime I clicked the emoji button
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Re: iOS 11 — I hate the keyboard, any suggestions?

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I always thought changing the keyboard was more hassle than it was worth. I would constantly have it change back to the default keyboard anytime I clicked the emoji button
The stock ios keyboard doesn't support the swipe feature which I really love.
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Old 10-31-17, 12:43 PM
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Re: iOS 11 — I hate the keyboard, any suggestions?

Originally Posted by Bandit03 View Post
Haven't tried it but I've heard great things about Gboard from Google. May want to give that a shot.

I personally love the stock keyboard. What do you hate about it?
When texting it feels as if the keyboard is “smaller” with the keys squished together. It may be more muscle memory than anything — it’s aggravating. I don’t do the swipe thing.

Typing in my browser is fine (I don’t think it changed) though. The keyboard here didn’t change — just when texting. Is that possible?
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Old 10-31-17, 01:29 PM
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Re: iOS 11 — I hate the keyboard, any suggestions?

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The stock ios keyboard doesn't support the swipe feature which I really love.
I don't think I explained that right. From my memory, how this works, is when you add a keyboard to ios, it adds it to the emoji button (which normally switched between the regular keyboard, and the emoji keyboard).

Once you add a keyboard, that button will now cycle through 3 keyboards (the built in one, the emoji one, and the new one you added). As far as I could tell, there is no way to "replace" the default keyboard with the new one, it just adds it to the list. Sure I think it changes it to the default one when they keyboard pops up, but once you hit the emoji button, it will cause that to cycle through the old keyboard before you get back to the default. It's pretty klunky.
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Re: iOS 11 — I hate the keyboard, any suggestions?

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Typing in my browser is fine (I don’t think it changed) though. The keyboard here didn’t change — just when texting. Is that possible?
You using the stock messaging app or something like WhatsApp? I took a look at my keyboard for Safari and messaging and they looked exactly the same
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Re: iOS 11 — I hate the keyboard, any suggestions?

Originally Posted by D.Pham4GLTE (>60GB) View Post
The stock ios keyboard doesn't support the swipe feature which I really love.
First I forgot how to write. Then I forgot how to type. Now I can only swipe.
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You using the stock messaging app or something like WhatsApp? I took a look at my keyboard for Safari and messaging and they looked exactly the same
The stock texting app ... I did have a third party gif keyboard. I deleted it and it appears my stock keyboard has gone back to normal. Why would that affect the stock keyboard?
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Originally Posted by Psi View Post
First I forgot how to write. Then I forgot how to type. Now I can only swipe.
You’re not in trouble until you can no longer wipe.
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Old 11-01-17, 07:46 AM
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Re: iOS 11 — I hate the keyboard, any suggestions?

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The stock texting app ... I did have a third party gif keyboard. I deleted it and it appears my stock keyboard has gone back to normal. Why would that affect the stock keyboard?
I think the third party gif keyboard was replacing the stock keyboard in the messaging app. Kind of like if you installed GBoard, that keyboard would replace the stock keyboard. Now that you deleted it, you should be back to stock keyboard on all apps.
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Old 11-03-17, 11:27 PM
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Re: iOS 11 — I hate the keyboard, any suggestions?

I’m going to have to go with that. Weird it didn’t do it until I upgraded. Thank you everybody!
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... and it’s doing it again. I have about a 1/2 inch of dead space on both sides of my keyboard when I go “landscape” in both Safari and my text app. The auto correct has gotten terrible again too.

No, I didn’t reinstall that gif keyboard or add any others.
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Re: iOS 11 — I hate the keyboard, any suggestions?

Yesterday before Apple issued the update - I went into:

settings
keyboard
text replacement
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I i

and that fixed it until the update was released.

No problems.
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Re: iOS 11 — I hate the keyboard, any suggestions?

Re: autocorrect — I actually didn’t encounter the I —> a issue I have heard about. It’s been just really strange random stuff.
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