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Topic # 204835 19-Oct-2016 12:54
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If you run iOS 10 and use 3rd party keyboard (esp Swype) please let me know if it still has any lag or if it still randomly fails to load. Even better if you had crashes using it before, does it still crash in iOS 10. Those who use 3rd party keyboards will know what i mean.





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  Reply # 1653502 19-Oct-2016 12:57
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I use wordflow, crashes on certain apps, but generally good, I don't use swype sorry... 


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  Reply # 1653528 19-Oct-2016 13:39
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I've had at least one instance of the keyboard failing to load. Swype keyboard, iOS 10 on 5S.


 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1653529 19-Oct-2016 13:42
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Basically yes to everything OP said, using Swiftkey.


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  Reply # 1653532 19-Oct-2016 13:43
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I use Gboard.  Works fine.




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  Reply # 1653537 19-Oct-2016 13:54
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xontech:

 

Basically yes to everything OP said, using Swiftkey.

 

 

So no difference from iOS 9. Might stay on iOS 9. The phone is at its limit, any more complex operations and the phone will explode.





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  Reply # 1653538 19-Oct-2016 13:55
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dclegg:

 

I've had at least one instance of the keyboard failing to load. Swype keyboard, iOS 10 on 5S.

 

 

Any difference in iOS 10 in general speed / performance otherwise? I'm scared of introducing an OS with new smart features to my already slow and laggy phone hence stayng put on iOS 9





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  Reply # 1653539 19-Oct-2016 13:59
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joker97:

 

xontech:

 

Basically yes to everything OP said, using Swiftkey.

 

 

So no difference from iOS 9. Might stay on iOS 9. The phone is at its limit, any more complex operations and the phone will explode.

 

 

I have a 5 and I'm sure I noticed a slight performance increase going from iOS 9 to 10. It doesn't just lock up for no reason or have app crashes anywhere near as often on 10 as it did on 9.

 

 




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  Reply # 1654595 19-Oct-2016 18:50
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So performance increase? Wow. Yes I do have app crashes around once a day/two since I took it over from my wife believe it or not!

 

I also noticed very sluggish so I thought it was the 1GB RAM being full so I disabled transparency and it's much faster now.





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  Reply # 1654599 19-Oct-2016 19:07
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joker97:

So performance increase? Wow. Yes I do have app crashes around once a day/two since I took it over from my wife believe it or not!


I also noticed very sluggish so I thought it was the 1GB RAM being full so I disabled transparency and it's much faster now.



Side by side comparison
https://www.google.co.nz/amp/www.iphonehacks.com/2016/09/ios-10-faster-than-ios-9-3-5.html/amp?client=safari

Ways to speed it up
https://www.google.co.nz/amp/s/www.cnet.com/google-amp/news/6-ways-to-speed-up-ios-10-on-older-iphones/?client=safari



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  Reply # 1654602 19-Oct-2016 19:19
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Side by side comparison
https://www.google.co.nz/amp/www.iphonehacks.com/2016/09/ios-10-faster-than-ios-9-3-5.html/amp?client=safari

 

Thanks exactly what I was after.





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  Reply # 1654603 19-Oct-2016 19:20
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3 mins in iphone 5; iOS 10 was always slower whatever he pressed. There you. I'll keep watching ...





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  Reply # 1654605 19-Oct-2016 19:20
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I use Swiftkey on iOS 10.0.2 iPhone 6S, works great. Only had it a couple months but it works the same on both iOS 9 and now 10. I wouldn't go back to the Apple default keyboard, it's horrible. The only issue Swiftkey has is when it's autocompleting people's names in Facebook comments.




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  Reply # 1654606 19-Oct-2016 19:22
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Not even worth watching the longer I watched the worse it gets. I'm sticking with iOS 9 on my 5S I think ... ok I'll watch the 5S one just for the sake of it





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  Reply # 1654609 19-Oct-2016 19:28
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KJClayton:

 

I use Swiftkey on iOS 10.0.2 iPhone 6S, works great. Only had it a couple months but it works the same on both iOS 9 and now 10. I wouldn't go back to the Apple default keyboard, it's horrible. The only issue Swiftkey has is when it's autocompleting people's names in Facebook comments.

 

 

Thanks there are 2 issues that I know of with 3rd party keyboards

 

- they have to be loaded each time it is required, so there's a big lag there. on fast devices like yours the loading may not generate perceived lag. an OS that writes the keyboard into RAM would fix that.

 

- they crash ... I think the fault here is 40:60 app:OS





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  Reply # 1654610 19-Oct-2016 19:32
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joker97:

 

KJClayton:

 

I use Swiftkey on iOS 10.0.2 iPhone 6S, works great. Only had it a couple months but it works the same on both iOS 9 and now 10. I wouldn't go back to the Apple default keyboard, it's horrible. The only issue Swiftkey has is when it's autocompleting people's names in Facebook comments.

 

 

Thanks there are 2 issues that I know of with 3rd party keyboards

 

- they have to be loaded each time it is required, so there's a big lag there. on fast devices like yours the loading may not generate perceived lag. an OS that writes the keyboard into RAM would fix that.

 

- they crash ... I think the fault here is 40:60 app:OS

 

 

You're right, I've not noticed the loading issue but that may be because my device is fast/new. I'm sure once it's a couple generations old I'll be noticing it. :) I presume Android works the same way as my old Sony Xperia always lagged trying to bring up the keyboard.

 

Whenever I enter a password field (or do a quick reply from the lock screen), I'm presented with the Apple keyboard. Clearly Swiftkey isn't "trusted" enough by iOS to not steal passwords or something..

 

Hopefully third-party keyboard support continues to improve...

 

 


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