1. jojoe42's Avatar
    Has anyone noticed that sometimes when typing (this is especially noticeable with Swiftkey) that keys are held down and/or the keyboard freezes sometimes for a few seconds before spitting out what you typed? This is mainly noticeable with Swiftkey, but I do occasionally get it with Google Keyboard too
    gg22 likes this.
    05-10-2016 04:24 AM
  2. Sammytheorangutan's Avatar
    Reboot. Your phone really is a computer, ya know.
    05-10-2016 05:10 AM
  3. Trigati's Avatar
    Yeah, try a reboot. Also make sure you wipe the cache partition if you haven't (as that seems to solve lots of oddities that creep up, especially after updates).
    tube517 likes this.
    05-10-2016 06:33 AM
  4. Tomster88's Avatar
    Has anyone noticed that sometimes when typing (this is especially noticeable with Swiftkey) that keys are held down and/or the keyboard freezes sometimes for a few seconds before spitting out what you typed? This is mainly noticeable with Swiftkey, but I do occasionally get it with Google Keyboard too
    I have the same issue with SwiftKey. Sometimes it lags when I type. I think it's something with SwiftKey because the Google keyboard does not lag. But a reboot usually helps.
    gg22 likes this.
    05-10-2016 08:52 AM
  5. jojoe42's Avatar
    Reboot. Your phone really is a computer, ya know.
    Yeah, try a reboot. Also make sure you wipe the cache partition if you haven't (as that seems to solve lots of oddities that creep up, especially after updates).
    I've done this quite a few times but the delay always comes back. Sometimes I wonder if Google even care about fixing things like dodgy slow-mo and occasional lag after release. I shouldn't have to reboot my phone every couple of days for things to work properly.
    05-10-2016 09:10 AM
  6. booboolala2000's Avatar
    Same thing happens with the Google Keyboard. For now rebooting solves the problem, but this shouldn't happen. It is the last update to the keyboard. If you can, roll back to the previous build.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    05-10-2016 10:36 AM
  7. Flyer00's Avatar
    I saw somewhere that it's a hardware issue on the 6P with the vibration motor. In the Google keyboard settings, turn off vibration on key press and the problem goes away. Unfortunately I prefer vibrations on key presses, so maybe Google can fix it with a software update, but I'm not holding my breath.
    05-10-2016 02:09 PM
  8. tube517's Avatar
    I like Swiftkey but it can grow bloated and you have to clear cache periodically within the app itself.

    I'm using Chrooma right now with no lag. (It is very similar to Google Keyboard)
    05-10-2016 02:13 PM
  9. Sammytheorangutan's Avatar
    I shouldn't have to reboot my phone every couple of days for things to work properly.
    I've never owned an electronic device (desktop, laptop, iPad, smart phone) that didn't need to be rebooted every once in a while. If it's got RAM, it needs the occasional cleaning (which is part of what a reboot does). Some devices need it more often, some less often but it'll need it eventually. It shouldn't take but a minute to reboot your phone. If it takes significantly longer than that, either you have WAY too many apps or something is wrong.
    tube517 and Eclipse2K like this.
    05-10-2016 08:50 PM
  10. gg22's Avatar
    Yes, I have the same issue too with Swift Key, but it's mostly audible click lug, not vibration. I reported this to SwiftKey a long time ago but didn't get any response. So I switched to the latest version of Google keyboard and never looked back. After the latest upgrade to Google keyboard - there is really no reason to use SwiftKey.
    05-12-2016 07:13 PM
  11. Krelat's Avatar
    Just wanted to follow up on this because it's one of the first Google results for searching for how to fix a slow SwiftKey keyboard on the Google Pixel for some reason. You know, just in case anybody else comes here looking for help. (Sorry to necro, though.)

    Turning off sound and vibration in the SwiftKey settings worked for me as well, it's back to not losing 2 keys for every 5-10 keystrokes I type.

    At least for me SwiftKey is still a little better than Google keyboard at making sense of two letter words mashed together without a space ("to be or not to be" etc) so I'd rather have it even without feedback... though in six months it may change, since Google Keyboard keeps improving.

    Also if you still have problems try turning off the fingerprint scanner motion gesture for notifications, it freezes key input for me.

    Again, sorry to necro, it still lags a bit but I'm not losing keystrokes at least.
    02-07-2017 08:47 PM
  12. Michael Bell3's Avatar
    I saw somewhere that it's a hardware issue on the 6P with the vibration motor. In the Google keyboard settings, turn off vibration on key press and the problem goes away. Unfortunately I prefer vibrations on key presses, so maybe Google can fix it with a software update, but I'm not holding my breath.
    Thank you...this totally fixed and issue that affected all the keyboards for months.
    02-10-2018 07:17 PM
  13. MikeA01730's Avatar
    Hi,

    I have this (or a related?) problem on my Pixel phone only it's much worse. When it occurs there's a LONG pause (I just timed it at 25 sec.), typically long enough that I get 1 or sometimes 2 offers to cancel the app. I choose wait and eventually I can type. Sometimes I can then type normally and sometimes there are long pauses. This happens only in 2 apps: Evernote and RoboForm. In Evernote it only happens in very long notes. Evernote support can't duplicate it. It happens both with SwiftKey and the default keyboard app. I tried rebooting, disabling haptic feedback, clearing SwiftKey typing data, and disabling SwitfKey cloud prediction. Nothing helps. In RoboForm it happens intermittently when typing the password but nowhere else.

    This is driving me nuts. Any ideas on how to fix it would be appreciated.

    Thanks,
    Mike
    07-01-2018 10:43 AM
  14. R3V0LV3R's Avatar
    I currently have the A5 Samsung and I have noticed this all the time. I believe it has to be a developers scripting problem, I don’t run silly apps on my phone like games and screensaver application. I run security app and a Cleaner for cache, but I can’t see how that would affect the typing issues within the phone. I do run Facebook and food ordering applications. I have been noticing these issues since the last 2 updates where you are typing a word and you’re always going back correcting the spelling, due to the keyboard not registering input. I often reboot my phone to try and get rid of this issue but that is an epic fail, it is an android issue that need to be corrected.
    01-02-2019 08:49 AM

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