1. Alex Rednaxela's Avatar
    Howdy folks,

    Got my brand new s6 in hand and mostly loving it, with one exception. Having had nexus devices, an HTC one Google play edition and an Nvidia shield tablet I naturally fell in love with the Google keyboard over all alternatives as the most efficient, prettiest and overall nicest to use. On opening the box for my s6, I quickly rooted it via ping pong root to remove some of the nonsense and override that awful volume lock on the headphones that's going on and then downloaded the Google keyboard. From moment one I have been getting awful, awful frame rates on the swipe function to the point where it is difficult to use. The rest of the phone zips around like it's Wile Coyote on acid, all other keyboards' swipe functions work without issue (tested: Samsung default, Swype, Swiftkey) and as far as I can tell the device is completely normal in every other regard. I really want to get this fixed as I type vast quantities of text into my phone every day and the slight edge of efficiency the Google keyboard has over the others adds up to a whole lot over the years I will be using this phone for.

    Thanks!
    06-08-2015 04:34 PM
  2. drone3's Avatar
    Howdy folks,

    Got my brand new s6 in hand and mostly loving it, with one exception. Having had nexus devices, an HTC one Google play edition and an Nvidia shield tablet I naturally fell in love with the Google keyboard over all alternatives as the most efficient, prettiest and overall nicest to use. On opening the box for my s6, I quickly rooted it via ping pong root to remove some of the nonsense and override that awful volume lock on the headphones that's going on and then downloaded the Google keyboard. From moment one I have been getting awful, awful frame rates on the swipe function to the point where it is difficult to use. The rest of the phone zips around like it's Wile Coyote on acid, all other keyboards' swipe functions work without issue (tested: Samsung default, Swype, Swiftkey) and as far as I can tell the device is completely normal in every other regard. I really want to get this fixed as I type vast quantities of text into my phone every day and the slight edge of efficiency the Google keyboard has over the others adds up to a whole lot over the years I will be using this phone for.

    Thanks!
    Google keyboard and Google search slows down and lags if I use power saving mode, are you using power saver?

    dreaming of electric sheep
    06-08-2015 05:04 PM
  3. Alex Rednaxela's Avatar
    Hi there,

    No I'm not - I tried enabling it just to see if it would have any effect, but it didn't make a blind bit of difference. It's a very weird bug as far as I can tell...
    06-09-2015 03:24 AM
  4. drone3's Avatar
    Perhaps it's connected with having a rooted S6?

    dreaming of electric sheep
    06-09-2015 04:13 AM
  5. kevindharrisii's Avatar
    Mine is not rooted and the keyboards (both Google and Swype) get insanely laggy.
    06-09-2015 04:59 PM
  6. drone3's Avatar
    Initially I had lag on the S6, but these three steps have made it constantly super smooth.

    1. Turn off power saving
    2. Get the App 'Shut App' whitelist only the apps you use regularly, the less the better.
    3. Get the App 'CCleaner' clear all your apps cache in like 30 seconds.

    Other things to manage are set up photo and Google play sync only when plugged in.

    dreaming of electric sheep
    06-09-2015 05:18 PM
  7. Alex Rednaxela's Avatar
    Hey again,

    Thanks very much for the suggested. Have tried all three and the keyboard is still running at its (now) expected pitiful frame rate. I guess I have to just accept that it isn't going to work at this point. Doesn't seem to be much that anyone can do.

    Thanks again, anyway!
    06-10-2015 02:42 AM
  8. kevindharrisii's Avatar
    Me too and it sucks because it lags so much it often times doubles up words
    06-10-2015 07:40 PM
  9. kevindharrisii's Avatar
    I cleared my cache after research online and that had solved my issue for now.
    06-11-2015 08:17 PM
  10. drone3's Avatar
    I cleared my cache after research online and that had solved my issue for now.
    Clearing the cache fixes the majority of lag issues on the S6, great to hear you solved the problem.

    dreaming of electric sheep
    06-11-2015 09:10 PM
  11. razza1987's Avatar
    I swear I'm the only person that uses TouchPal. I have no long whatsoever on this keyboard
    06-11-2015 11:46 PM

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