SwiftKey keyboard lags

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  1. brucebanner77

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    Oh ok, your speaking reference to SwiftKey, not myself.

    I've been using SwiftKey since the S3 came out. I hate switch.

    I will say ever since I disable a bunch of those apps and deleted a few I no longer use, I haven't had any lag from my keyboard. (hope I didn't speak too soon)

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    Yeah. Use the crap out of your phone. :) It's the developer who needs to pare things back a bit.
     
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    I had to switch to Google keyboard for now because Swiftkey would freeze up my whole phone, very annoying when it came to texting. Hopefully they fix the Swiftkey issue soon because I keep mistyping with Google. Though compared to two days ago, I've gotten a bit more accurate.
     
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    As furbearingmammal stated they should make the apps run the way we need them to and not for us to alter how we use our devices to use their apps. I went thru quite a bit of "cleaning" to give this keyboard the ram it needed to run. I mean, I'm happy cause I can use my phone as I want. But geez why have to go thru all of that??? The way they have adding and adding to SwiftKey, if you aren't going to "dial back" I doubt if it gets better. Just my two cents. Google key board is cool, I've just been using SwiftKey for so long, and I don't like change.

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    Is that app using alot of ram?

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    Google keyboard uses around 30MB of RAM on my phone, just to give you a comparison.

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    Man I hate to switch keyboards. I've been using this one for a long time.

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    Maybe they will publish an update soon that helps with the issues you are experiencing?

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    Actually, I need to email one of the guys over there. They sent me an email address after I tweeted that there were many complaints about the keyboard on the forums I moderate.

    107 seems excessive for a keyboard. By about 60, if you ask me.
     
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    Please send that email.
    What has me hooked on SwiftKey is I have my numbers, arrows and and enter key, all right there. No long pressing or shift key needed. Now if any of you know of a keyboard that can give me those features I'll gladly delete this app asap lol uploadfromtaptalk1433817682346.jpg

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    I was a huge SwiftKey fan back on my S3 as well....that is, until it started lagging. It got so frustrating I ended up going back to Swype. When we got our S5s, both my SO & I went back to SK, but the same thing started happening after a couple months on that device as well. We've been using Swype ever since without a problem. I do miss the abundance of options with SK. If you want another swipe style keyboard Bruce, give Swype another try, or the swipe feature in the stock Google keyboard has improved dramatically.
    FWIW, I miss the dedicated number row as well, but I need speed an accuracy more.
    Another option is to start using the microphone key on your keyboard. Go into your language & input settings and enable Google Voice typing. It's extremely accurate and the more you use it the better it gets.
    Good luck!

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