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Anyone find it harder / less accurate typing on the iP5?
I can't type a single word without making a mistake. Sometimes I make mistakes over and over in the same word. There is no doubt my accuracy is way down. I'll probably get used to it but there is something different for sure.
- 09-22-2012, 03:46 PM #2
- 09-22-2012, 03:56 PM #3
Ha, glad it's not just me. I also keep accidentally hitting the microphone for speak to text input .. I didn't have that feature on my iPhone 4, so it gets hit a lot lol."It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it." - Aristotle
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- 09-22-2012, 03:58 PM #4
it does seem like the response is different when typing or just clicking on anything i have made way more errors but its all good i guess we have to learn to type on this new tech they used in the screen this time around.
- 09-22-2012, 04:02 PM #5
I find it depends on the app I'm in when I'm typing. In Mail or Messages, my typing seems fine but if in an app that isn't optimized for iOS 6 and the iPhone5...it's a crap show when I'm typing. Hopefully as all apps get updated, those issues will disappear.
- 09-22-2012, 04:10 PM #6
- 09-22-2012, 04:12 PM #7
I'm not sure if I explained what I'm trying to say very well, but I think it may be caused by the weight difference.
- 09-22-2012, 04:18 PM #8
I'm doing ok I think but my space bar isn't as sensitive as I thought my iP4 was.
I'm still doing better than my wife... this is her first iPhone.
- 09-22-2012, 04:32 PM #9
- 09-22-2012, 05:10 PM #10iPhone Newbie
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I haven't noticed any problems so far. Typing is definitely better as far as the time it takes for the letters to show up. It was fast on the 4S but I'm pretty quick with my thumbs so I was always able to cause it to fall behind on long messages. Some letters would lag eventually. Not at all on this phone though. I don't seem to be able to type fast enough to slow it down at all. It just laughs in my face!
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- 09-22-2012, 07:01 PM #14
Those having trouble, or even those without issues, did you restore from a backup (iCloud or iTunes) or start fresh?
I restored from a backup (iCloud) and have struggled with the space bar but also it could be I'm coming from an iPhone 4 (vs 4s) and no Siri/microphone in the spacebar so it's definitely smaller.
Thinking about restoring as new and starting over, just for kicks. My wife's space bar works ok, started fresh. maybe it's me
- 09-22-2012, 07:03 PM #15"Speed has never killed anyone; suddenly becoming stationary...that's what gets you." - Jeremy Clarkson
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- 09-22-2012, 08:49 PM #22
I'm noticing my screen isn't as touch sensitive as my 4 or 4S. I'm finding it more difficult to type on the 5, but I'm hoping it's just me adjusting to the slight difference in phone size and the way it feels in the hand. Possibly the new screen tech causes a different "feel". Either way I'm hoping it's just something I adjust to over the next few days.
- 09-22-2012, 09:47 PM #23
- 09-22-2012, 10:10 PM #24
I have noticed that sometime I press a key and it doesn't respond. It's happened once in the messages app and once in an app not ready for the new screen. I figured I just hit in the black area of the screen until it happened in the messages app.Wifey and I: 2 iPhone 5's (Black - Hers and White - Mine)
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- 09-22-2012, 10:43 PM #25
i'm so glad this thread started. i noticed this right when i activated the phone. i came from a galaxy nexus but owned a iPod touch and i could have sworn i was much better at typing on the iTouch then what I am experiencing on the iPhone 5. i wonder if its the new screen or something they tried different with the OS. regardless, i am definitely making more mistakes than i did with the iTouch.
my biggest problems on the keyboard are hitting the letters close to the edge of the screen, like P, A, etc. i also seem to hit the backspace a lot when i reach for L or M. as someone else mentioned, when i type fast it seems to skip letters. hope this can be improved with future software upgrades!