1. jdhooghe's Avatar
    Hello all, to put it shortly, swiftkey will not stay as my keyboard. I have gone to the keyboards settings and have designated it as first(if that helps at all) but it doesn't stick. I can select another keyboard but it always goes back to the default apple keyboard. Is there something I am missing here? Additionally, sometimes the other keyboards I have downloaded don't even show up on the happy face/globe selection. I have to close it and reopen it. It then appears. Thank you for your time.

    TL;DR:

    Things I have done so far:

    1) Downloaded swiftkey
    2) Enabled it in settings
    3) Put it as first in settings
    4) Every time it goes back to default, I select it again using the globe it it exists. If not, then I close the app and the happy face becomes a globe, the keyboard appears and I can select it
    09-18-2014 07:07 AM
  2. austriak's Avatar
    Two things. First, did you give SwiftKey full access? I'm not sure if that will solve it out not. Second, certain things will force you to use the Apple keyboard, such as password fields.

    In settings I have SwiftKey as second but it uses it automatically if it is the last keyboard I used unless it is one of those special fields that requires the Apple keyboard.
    09-18-2014 07:44 AM
  3. davsug's Avatar
    Is there any way to make Swiftkey the first keyboard in settings? I don't think so. I'm having the same problem where it tends to default to the apple keyboard, then there's a bit of lag when I switch to Swiftkey,
    09-18-2014 07:51 AM
  4. iKev's Avatar
    I'm using Swype and I just removed the regular (English) keyboard altogether. I get the Swype keyboard every time now.
    09-18-2014 07:56 AM
  5. EggoEspada's Avatar
    I'm using Swype and I just removed the regular (English) keyboard altogether. I get the Swype keyboard every time now.
    I did this and it works just fine now. Only issue I have though is when I get a text message and swipe down for the quick reply, I only get the Emoji keyboard with no way to switch back to SwiftKey
    09-18-2014 09:52 AM
  6. John Yester's Avatar
    By default sometimes Apple keyboard will be used.. Guessing security issues?
    09-18-2014 09:53 AM
  7. EggoEspada's Avatar
    By default sometimes Apple keyboard will be used.. Guessing security issues?
    That I did notice for when you have to enter a password, but I know a few people who are currently using third party keyboards that can use them in Quick Reply
    09-18-2014 09:59 AM
  8. candy84's Avatar
    this happened to me in the beginning. I deleted and reinstalled swift key and was able to use it for the quick reply
    09-18-2014 10:02 AM
  9. Pete Sake's Avatar
    hate to sound redundant but have you rebooted the phone? I had to do this twice to get Swype to work correctly.
    09-18-2014 10:53 AM
  10. PeltFrelken's Avatar
    I've installed Swype and Fleksy and both seem to be a little buggy. The stock keyboard keeps popping up. I'm sure there will be updates now to polish things up a bit.
    09-18-2014 11:09 AM
  11. candy84's Avatar
    If you delete the native keyboard it won't keep popping up
    09-18-2014 11:52 AM
  12. isuquinndog's Avatar
    If you delete the native keyboard it won't keep popping up
    Does that cause problems with password fields when it makes you use the native keyboard?
    09-18-2014 12:11 PM
  13. candy84's Avatar
    No. I still have the native keyboard pop up for passwords
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    09-18-2014 12:16 PM
  14. jdhooghe's Avatar
    Hi all, thank you for the replies. I've tried reinstalling them and rebooting my phone but the problem still persists. I don't want to delete the stock keyboard because I do like the banner reply function. I'll just wait until Apple sends out some updates. I thought maybe I wasn't doing something correctly.
    09-18-2014 07:20 PM
  15. Superjudge's Avatar
    Yeah I'm finding the 3rd party keyboards very buggy. They don't always act as your default keyboard. I understand with passwords. I've had SwiftKey lock up Safari a couple of times. In fact the keyboard doesn't even show up when this happens and the only way option is to fix it is to restart the phone. It's also not a very fluid experience . Not sure if this is a dev or Apple issue. I'm leaning towards the latter.
    09-18-2014 08:02 PM
  16. isuquinndog's Avatar
    No. I still have the native keyboard pop up for passwords
    You always will. Apple is doing that on purpose.
    09-18-2014 08:07 PM
  17. Antron's Avatar
    As others have said, I deleted the default keyboard and SwiftKey comes up when replying now.


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    09-19-2014 09:59 AM
  18. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    You may have to tap the globe icon at bottom to bring the 3rd party keyboard back up. I had to do that with SwiftKey a couple times.


    Sent from my ancient but trustworthy iPhone 5
    09-19-2014 11:07 AM
  19. Superjudge's Avatar
    Just had to reboot my phone for a fourth time because swiftkey fails to show and I get no access to any keyboard on any app. It feels like Jailbreaking all over again. I'm just going to use stock till they figure this out or maybe try swype.
    09-19-2014 02:00 PM
  20. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    Just had to reboot my phone for a fourth time because swiftkey fails to show and I get no access to any keyboard on any app. It feels like Jailbreaking all over again. I'm just going to use stock till they figure this out or maybe try swype.
    Did you allow full access to your 3rd party keyboard?


    Sent from my ancient but trustworthy iPhone 5
    09-19-2014 02:20 PM
  21. Superjudge's Avatar
    Did you allow full access to your 3rd party keyboard?


    Sent from my ancient but trustworthy iPhone 5
    Yes I did. Oddly enough after rebooting, it had the little strip asking me to allow full access. Went to settings and it was checked to do that. So I turned it off then back on to get it to work. I've also experienced issues where the curser actually is below the field I am typing in. I think the keyboard is great but something is off with the execution in terms of bugs/consistency.
    09-19-2014 04:06 PM
  22. alexnaoumi's Avatar
    Does anyone notice there are no keyboard clicks on 3rd party keyboard? Kind of mad about that
    09-19-2014 04:37 PM
  23. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    Does anyone notice there are no keyboard clicks on 3rd party keyboard? Kind of mad about that
    Are they turned on in "Sounds" in settings? Sometimes an update will mess up settings. They always turn bluetooth on, and I never use that.


    Sent from my ancient but trustworthy iPhone 5
    09-19-2014 04:40 PM
  24. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    Yes I did. Oddly enough after rebooting, it had the little strip asking me to allow full access. Went to settings and it was checked to do that. So I turned it off then back on to get it to work. I've also experienced issues where the curser actually is below the field I am typing in. I think the keyboard is great but something is off with the execution in terms of bugs/consistency.
    I have noticed issues in places like the App Store. I can't use SwiftKey to write a review. I can't see the text field. Problems elsewhere in apps. Hopefully updates will take care of issues. I'm sending SwiftKey an email about these issues.


    Sent from my ancient but trustworthy iPhone 5
    09-19-2014 04:44 PM
  25. Superjudge's Avatar
    I'm going to go ahead and say it. I can't speak for other third party keyboards but swiftkey is a fail. Maybe not the devs fault but having to reboot my phone 5+ times in just over a day just to get any keyboard working means this isn't ready for prime time. That's too bad because I was really looking forward to this functionality. I'll check back after it updates. I hope the other third party keyboards aren't having these issues.
    09-19-2014 09:26 PM

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