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  1. Prince1984's Avatar
    it is incredible who many times i need to retype words with the Galaxy !!! seriously
    i switch from iphone to galaxy like 3 month ago, couldn't be happier. but I've put up with this keyboard problems. i've never!! had so much typing mistakes with the galaxy like i never had with the iPhone!! and i tried to install bunch of different keyboard to give them a try but all the same! how can you explain that??!
    i'm really thinking to switch back to iPhone just because of this bugy thing that i can't keep having no more....
    i must say i tried to play with LG android phone (5.5 inch) and looks like there keyboard is quit fine... but never been able to install it to the note 4.....

    what should i do?! is it just me or you'r having these issues too?
    any other android phone you recommend before going back to iPhone?!

    thanks for the help!!
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    01-29-2015 04:20 AM
  2. ohbreeeezy's Avatar
    Try SwiftKey from play store.
    01-29-2015 04:36 AM
  3. PookiePrancer's Avatar
    Muscle memory. Just gotta get used to it. I have to retype everything three times when I have to use my work iPhone because I can't peck at those puny keys any more.

    Oh, and if you're making mistakes with SwiftKey, you haven't used it enough, or haven't set it up properly. Once it learns your style, sentences should almost type themselves.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    shaleem and qbnkelt like this.
    01-29-2015 05:10 AM
  4. Prince1984's Avatar
    3 month is not enough to get use to...?

    any other solution...?
    01-29-2015 11:04 AM
  5. muzzy996's Avatar
    I find the screen on the note 4 to be too sensitive to do accurate tap typing. If I hover thumb too close to the screen I sometimes get a stray character thrown in. For that reason I often will use swipe input instead. Things are worse if screen sensitivity is set to max (Settings->Device->Display->Increase touch sensitivity) so you may want to verify that this option isn't enabled on your phone.
    01-29-2015 11:18 AM
  6. goin_nil's Avatar
    I have to admit that the keyboard is one thing that Apple has done well. I seem to be more accurate in thumb typing with my wife's iPhone 5 & 6 than with most android keyboards I've tried.

    But, have you tried Swype? I wrote them off once I discovered SwiftKey (couple years ago) but it seems like SwiftKey has been getting worse in predicting my taps & swipes over the last 6 months (with my Samsung galaxy S3 & now my Note 4).

    Swype isn't perfect either. Just in swiping this post it I've had to go back and correct 3 or 4 words. But, I've been using it exclusively for the last month and I'd say it's better at prediction than SwiftKey (which I didn't think was possible).

    https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...ce.swype.trial
    01-29-2015 12:01 PM
  7. Haalcyon's Avatar
    Have you all tried using the S Pen for input? Its so good at OCR that it still boggles my mind. You may not want to use it all the time but it sure is refreshing when I DO use it.
    01-29-2015 01:14 PM
  8. goin_nil's Avatar
    Have you all tried using the S Pen for input? Its so good at OCR that it still boggles my mind. You may not want to use it all the time but it sure is refreshing when I DO use it.
    good point. You are right . It does do a great job at recognizing my horrible handwriting . I always forget to use it for that. But, it's almost perfect in it's recognition, I should use it all the time . In this reply I had to only correct one incorrect spelling because I really messed it up myself. And I am writting very quickly.
    01-29-2015 02:01 PM
  9. Almeuit's Avatar
    Swiftkey can help but ... Nothing can help if you tap in the wrong spots. That is simply something you will have to adjust .. once muscle memory is better you will be able to type .. but I don't think it is the phone unless it is defective.
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    01-29-2015 02:23 PM
  10. sirCLD's Avatar
    I have had and continue to have the same problem...I find myself fixing typos all of the time. Previous to the Note 4 I had the S5 and the Q10. I did find something that helps...makes a huge difference in fact! Turning on sound and vibrate feedback with every letter press. I don't like them on...and have since turned them off and just type 'slower', but when they were on...I was a machine! Give it a try...

    Posted via the Android Central App using the Note 4
    01-29-2015 03:07 PM
  11. ChemMan's Avatar
    No problem with typing here. Your Galaxy is probably broken. Warranty.
    01-29-2015 03:36 PM
  12. GregMargie's Avatar
    Have you all tried using the S Pen for input? Its so good at OCR that it still boggles my mind. You may not want to use it all the time but it sure is refreshing when I DO use it.
    Using the S Pen would be my suggestion as well! I have long finger nails and using my finger tips has just never worked for me on any phone.....I use Swiftkey keyboard and The S Pen works great at swiping/OCR.
    01-29-2015 03:45 PM
  13. Tim Crowley's Avatar
    Indeed, I recently went from many years of iPhone use and get lot's of errors typing with my awesome Note 4. For me I make less errors swiping than thumbing. But, I think as others have said it's just a matter of training the fingers.
    01-29-2015 07:23 PM
  14. fernandez21's Avatar
    Have you tried using the stock Google keyboard? It seems to be the closest to the apple keyboard in my use case, though I still do type better on my iPhone than my Note.
    01-29-2015 08:11 PM
  15. Android D's Avatar
    I didn't like the Samsung's Keyboard that came in pre-installed with Note 4!! But my note 4 also came with Swype, and I have been using that and it works well for me...yes it makes error, but I am used to it.

    Have u tried Touch Pal...i used it on my Galaxy S2 and it was great!

    I have heard Android L keyboard is also good so if u haven't tried that, give it a shot!
    01-29-2015 08:49 PM
  16. Haalcyon's Avatar
    I have had and continue to have the same problem...I find myself fixing typos all of the time. Previous to the Note 4 I had the S5 and the Q10. I did find something that helps...makes a huge difference in fact! Turning on sound and vibrate feedback with every letter press. I don't like them on...and have since turned them off and just type 'slower', but when they were on...I was a machine! Give it a try...

    Posted via the Android Central App using the Note 4
    I like haptic feedback as well. ...means less battery life but that's what chargers are for I suppose.
    sirCLD and shaleem like this.
    01-29-2015 08:56 PM
  17. Prince1984's Avatar
    thanks guys for me seems like i'll go back to iPhone eventually.... but before i'll wait for Android L and give it a try........
    01-30-2015 04:12 AM
  18. Prince1984's Avatar
    the thing is i touched and played with some other LG / Huawei android phone and there keyboard seems quit good.... any recommendation for other phone of this company's?
    01-30-2015 05:14 AM
  19. M3Stang's Avatar
    Funny I've had the note 4 since launch and I've tried fleksy and Google key board. For me the best one is honestly the stock one. I do have typing issues though as well. Annoying but I deal with it. Sometimes it types stupid things that make absolutely no sense when I got most of the word right. Like for some reason I'll type get and it'll correct it to grt and then I'll have to remove it from the dictionary. Unless I told the iPhone to Erie grt it wouldn't. I wish there was a way to press the little x on a predicted word like on the iPhone.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    01-30-2015 07:37 AM
  20. Mr-Guy's Avatar
    I have the note 4 and no problems, I have an iPhone for work that makes me insane to type on as it constantly mistypes all the time.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    01-30-2015 07:56 AM
  21. ahutchga1972's Avatar
    I had this problem this morning. Was typing a FB status in my parked car before I went into work. The keys stuck together when typing. It was like I was typing faster than it could process. No problems right now, in a building. Maybe the phone or my fingers were cold.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    01-30-2015 08:20 AM
  22. z06mike's Avatar
    I can type decently fast wit the stock keyboard, but I really prefer SwiftKey.
    01-30-2015 11:02 AM
  23. mayconvert's Avatar
    try the New google keyboard and goto Material Light and try it. I have note 4 and 6+ and I type just fine on the Note using that keyboard.
    I will admit that apples keyboard is slightly better. but the material keyboard works great on the note 4

    I think what you are experiencing is the auto correct portion. Apples auto correct is 100 times better than androids.
    01-30-2015 11:49 AM
  24. Ed Briggs's Avatar
    I use the microphone and talk to text. If you speak clearly, it will work just fine 99% of the time. Typing stinks.
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    01-30-2015 12:43 PM
  25. On2Vegas's Avatar
    any other android phone you recommend before going back to iPhone?!
    One of the many benefits of Android is there are many 3rd party apps that can replace core apps. As others have said, try one of the many other keyboards available. You shouldn't have to change your phone.

    3 month is not enough to get use to...?
    If you have been using iPhone for years, quite possibly not.
    01-30-2015 02:26 PM
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