1. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    My thoughts? It's a matter of personal preference. The inconsistencies between when a 3rd party keyboard is and is not allowed makes the whole 3rd party keyboard a non-starter for me. I am used to the stock keyboard, it works for me, so that is my preference.

    Because it is a personal use issue, your opinion may be different. Not correct. Not incorrect. Just your choice.
    You obviously don't have the frustrating issues with the stock keyboard that I have. I can't type a paragraph without an email address popping up in autocorrect. I deleted all my shortcuts and made new ones more difficult to accidentally pull up. I reset the keyboard dictionary in settings. They still show up. And the dark theme is easier for me to read with SwiftKey. I wish the stock keyboard worked for me.


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    05-06-2015 10:27 AM
  2. HankAZ's Avatar
    You obviously don't have the frustrating issues with the stock keyboard that I have. I can't type a paragraph without an email address popping up in autocorrect. I deleted all my shortcuts and made new ones more difficult to accidentally pull up. I reset the keyboard dictionary in settings. They still show up. And the dark theme is easier for me to read with SwiftKey. I wish the stock keyboard worked for me.
    I have to admit that I don't have these issues. Have you considered resetting the keyboard dictionary? Of course, it might be "too nuclear" of a solution for your needs.

    Settings > General > Reset
    Tap on Reset Keyboard Dictionary
    Tap on Reset

    Of course, this wipes out all of the customizations that you have added over time.
    05-06-2015 10:55 AM
  3. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    I have to admit that I don't have these issues. Have you considered resetting the keyboard dictionary? Of course, it might be "too nuclear" of a solution for your needs.

    Settings > General > Reset
    Tap on Reset Keyboard Dictionary
    Tap on Reset

    Of course, this wipes out all of the customizations that you have added over time.
    Already did that. I may try deleting all my email shortcuts. But the new ones shouldn't be coming up. Still like the dark theme though.


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    05-06-2015 01:00 PM
  4. boltz82's Avatar
    this seems like a must when I finally make the jump over to the dark side.
    05-06-2015 01:03 PM
  5. qbnkelt's Avatar
    I use the stock keyboard. I downloaded Swiftkey and I use it sometimes but I actually prefer stock.
    05-06-2015 01:13 PM
  6. Illustrator Joe's Avatar
    this seems like a must when I finally make the jump over to the dark side.
    It is definitely getting there. Not on par with Android yet. But it gets better and more stable with each update.
    05-06-2015 06:29 PM
  7. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    It is definitely getting there. Not on par with Android yet. But it gets better and more stable with each update.
    The SwiftKey app itself seems pretty stable. I really have no issues there. It's that 3rd party keyboards in general cause issues on the messages app. They also caused problems in contacts. There was no way to enter contact info with SwiftKey. The cursor jumped all over the place. But I think 8.3 fixed that. Which means it was an Apple issue. I only switch to the stock keyboard for passwords.


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    05-06-2015 09:30 PM
  8. John105's Avatar
    That's not an issue. They can't function without full access. I have no problem trusting these 3rd party keyboard developers. It does revert to the stock keyboard for passwords. So then you have to trust someone at Apple. LOL! I have given more than 60 apps access to my photos. 6 apps have access to my contacts. 7 have access to my microphone. I don't worry about them and I don't worry about SwiftKey or any other keyboard I use. I use 3.
    Depend on your just, I'm not. Apple already alerted it.
    Swiftkey is better than the stock Apple Keyboard?-thumb_img_0125_1024.jpg
    05-06-2015 11:11 PM
  9. taz323's Avatar
    Did check out Swiftkey, but prefer the stock app.
    05-06-2015 11:17 PM
  10. iEd's Avatar
    I was using Swiftkey for the past few days but went back to stock because sometimes it wouldn't appear in safari or the text app.


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    05-06-2015 11:43 PM
  11. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    Depend on your just, I'm not. Apple already alerted it.
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    All the 3rd party keyboards have that. Apple also puts out other notices for other uses like the microphone. It's not a big deal. I trust SwiftKey just as much as I trust Apple.


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    05-07-2015 12:33 AM
  12. Illustrator Joe's Avatar
    All the 3rd party keyboards have that. Apple also puts out other notices for other uses like the microphone. It's not a big deal. I trust SwiftKey just as much as I trust Apple.


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    Swiftkey is quite a large company that has been doing this for a while. They have affiliations with many big names in tech. I am not sure what peoples issue is. Paranoid I guess. To each their own.
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    05-07-2015 10:16 AM
  13. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    Swiftkey is quite a large company that has been doing this for a while. They have affiliations with many big names in tech. I am not sure what peoples issue is. Paranoid I guess. To each their own.
    That notice Apple posted looks scary to them.


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    05-07-2015 10:36 AM
  14. Illustrator Joe's Avatar
    That notice Apple posted looks scary to them.


    Sent from my ancient but trustworthy iPhone 5. ☮
    I know. People need to realize "can" and "will" are very different. One backed up account of Swiftkey stealing peoples info with bad intentions could tank the whole company. Why risk it?
    05-07-2015 10:40 AM
  15. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    I know. People need to realize "can" and "will" are very different. One backed up account of Swiftkey stealing peoples info with bad intentions could tank the whole company. Why risk it?
    Or "may". Your iPhone "may" catch on fire. But...


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    05-07-2015 02:12 PM
  16. SprSynJn's Avatar
    I just deleted this after using since it launched. I just cannot stand how buggy it is. Half the time it doesn't want to come up it seems. I'll just stick with the stock keyboard I guess.
    05-09-2015 05:53 PM
  17. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    I just deleted this after using since it launched. I just cannot stand how buggy it is. Half the time it doesn't want to come up it seems. I'll just stick with the stock keyboard I guess.
    The only bugginess I get is the occasional vanishing keyboard or freeze up in the Messages app. Since it's common to all the 3rd party keyboards, I feel it's an Apple issue they should fix. In the meantime, I'll still use SwiftKey. It's much better in 8.3 than it was in 8.0.


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    05-10-2015 12:09 PM
  18. qbnkelt's Avatar
    Did check out Swiftkey, but prefer the stock app.
    Am I dreaming or was there a really annoying holiday greeting that stayed forever? I think I removed it because of that. Anyway, stock now.


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    05-10-2015 09:59 PM
  19. jonmars8's Avatar
    I prefer the stock app, it is more accurate and open all the time, unlike Swiftkey. And it is not customizable enough
    05-11-2015 04:50 AM
  20. hollidizzle's Avatar
    I love swiftkey and have recently switched back to it... however. I would like to see more theme options. I just like themes. and last I checked Swiftkey doesn't work with quick reply...
    05-11-2015 06:30 AM
  21. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    Am I dreaming or was there a really annoying holiday greeting that stayed forever? I think I removed it because of that. Anyway, stock now.


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    That was TapaTalk, not SwiftKey. Yeah that greeting went on and on and on. LOL
    05-11-2015 02:05 PM
  22. qbnkelt's Avatar
    That was TapaTalk, not SwiftKey. Yeah that greeting went on and on and on. LOL
    Oh OK. It was driving me to drink.


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    05-11-2015 02:06 PM
  23. MDsmartphone's Avatar
    The swiftkey keyboard is nice with a cool dark theme.

    But there are still a ton of bugs which may be on part of swiftkey, Apple, and app developers

    For Some apps the swiftkey keyboard doesn't let you scroll down.
    Other times the keys feel small
    Other times it takes a few seconds to pop up
    Other times the stock keyboard pops up
    There is no microphone feature in the swiftkey

    Ultimately I just switch back to the stock keyboard,because like everything Apple, it just works. When I use the swiftkey keyboard with all the little annoying bugs I feel like I'm using an android device again

    By the way swiftkey works flawlessly on android devices.

    Overall it just gets frustrating


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    05-13-2015 07:44 AM
  24. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    The swiftkey keyboard is nice with a cool dark theme.

    But there are still a ton of bugs which may be on part of swiftkey, Apple, and app developers

    For Some apps the swiftkey keyboard doesn't let you scroll down.
    Other times the keys feel small
    Other times it takes a few seconds to pop up
    Other times the stock keyboard pops up
    There is no microphone feature in the swiftkey

    Ultimately I just switch back to the stock keyboard,because like everything Apple, it just works. When I use the swiftkey keyboard with all the little annoying bugs I feel like I'm using an android device again

    By the way swiftkey works flawlessly on android devices.

    Overall it just gets frustrating


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    A "ton" of bugs? Not on my phone! Only the occasional vanishing keyboard in Messages or an occasional freeze up in Messages. The freeze ups are rare now. What "ton" of bugs do you refer to? Be specific. No mic is an Apple limitation. Not SwiftKey's fault. When predictive is used, the stock keyboard sometimes won't let you scroll all the way down either. But that hasn't been an issue with me.
    05-13-2015 12:33 PM
  25. MDsmartphone's Avatar
    A few apps will not let me scroll down when typing. One note, Evernote, my chart, Microsoft word, Msecure to name a few

    Sometimes there's a lag for the keyboard to pop up

    Other times the default keyboard pops up

    A few swipes do not pick up words that I'm trying to put in. It works flawlessly on my old android phone


    This is a keyboard. Vital for inputting info into the phone. That plus lack of microphone is what holds me bag from using it regularly




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    05-17-2015 09:49 AM
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