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    completed  ·  Evan TapperAdminEvan Tapper (Admin, SwiftKey) responded  · 

    We recently published an update of SwiftKey 4.2.0.155. Reduced lag and better overall performance was one of the many things that was addressed in this release.

    In the event that you are experiencing significant lag in that release, please create a new post containing relevant details in our public forum at support.swiftkey.net to bring it to our attention.

    Thanks very much.

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      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I definitely notice more lag in the last two versions of SK before that weren't there before. I would love if it could be rectified but doing some reading its been doing this for a while on certain phones. I have a GS3 non rooted on VZW running 4.3 and SK ver4.4.4.264

      • SkySurfer FotosSkySurfer Fotos commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Using Version 4.5 with emoji and optional 5th number row here, Updated 3/17/2014, and three previous beta versions. I also have the paid version installed. HTC One, Sense 5.5, Android 4.4.2.
        This latest beta version and the previous version has a serious lag between tapping the keys and displaying the characters. It may have occurred since the latest Android and Sense firmware updates. In any case, the problem is serious enough that I may have to use a different keyboard, after enjoying Swiftkey for over three years now on my HTC One and my HTC Evo before this. Please fix this ASAP. It is NOT fixed in the current version.

      • First name First name commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I had this issue and I was able to resolve it by disabling the 3-tap shortcut on my nexus 10 in the accessibility settings (the setting that allows the user to zoom into a part of the screen). No idea why it was only an issue for swift key.

      • Bunni HBunni H commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Still getting lag, when initializing they keyboard, and up to a few minutes after.

      • scottscott commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        All : this is Scott. I've been commenting on the lag issue with swift key for over a year. I just noticed that the SK marketing group changed all of my earlier comments to "Anonymous " . Disappointing.

        The swift key lag continues into the new version. The problem has not been corrected. I just bought a Note 8 and have the same problems with the tablet version.

        I don't have any special apps running.... I don't play games on my phone. I am a normal user. Yet, the lag issues continue. This is beyond maddening.

        I've clearly explained to the swift key team that the problem seems to exist within the sync function in an email application - exchange server or Gmail. The lag seems to be MUCH worse when typing in email applications versus texting. So I can only deduce that that the swift key app does not play well with the smartphone when the phone communicates with an external server.

        PS - the autocorrect function is getting worse on each subsequent release..... Just another annoyance.

        I am hoping that the problems get fixed. SK is still a great app...... But they will go to the blackberry pile if a better typing application comes out.

        The lag issues are not acceptable

        Scott

      • JonathanJonathan commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Have been suffering from lag and I was wondering is it my phone? had a hunch it's SK and lo and behold. Google led me here. This is disappointing.

        Been promoting SK since I got my first Android note 2 in 2012. I'll be removing it in the meantime.

      • Jorge CobosJorge Cobos commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I have the update and it still lags on a Note 3 which has the best Android specs yet i even restated the device closed all apps and still the texting lags and the swipe follow line disappears not sure why?

      • JoJo commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        The swiftkey's keyboard won't appear when I want to message! Ughhhh!

      • Johann SohngeJohann Sohnge commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Also ran a number of updates on my phone over the last day or so and suddenly the Swiftkey keyboard is basically unusable. I used it on my S2 without any issues and the S4 for the last 7 months without any issues but suddenly this happened. What is going on? I will have to stop using it as well.

      • MaricinSMaricinS commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I Waited to long for lag fix..
        I switched back to Go Keyboard... No more lags on my device.!
        Can I ask for refound?

      • Jordan RobbJordan Robb commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I'm also having Lag issues, on both of my devices (Nexus 7, Galaxy S4). I look forward to a fix for this. I've had to stop using SwiftKey for now.

      • PeterPeter commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Nexus 7 with 4.4 all working okay until a few days ago. Now just lags and has now slowed my device down to an unusable state. Uninstalled and have tested with stock and Go Keyboard which resolve the issue. A reinstall of SwiftKey results in the problem again.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Recently upgraded to the 4.4 version and the lag has become ridiculous. I'm running a LG-E980 with Android 4.1.2
        The keyboard lags when typing and after closing or backing out of a program the keyboard stays on the screen for 3-5sec. When I first bought the app it was great but now it's so annoying it's almost unusable

      • AnonymousAnonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        This bug dissapeared some versions ago, but now it's ridiculously bad again. When i type, random letters lag or hang, the keyboard is unresponsive for few seconds and than all key strokes are shown when the lag lock releases the keyboard... The space key doesn't always register when hit... And the backspace is some times acting wiers, it just bugs the hell out of a line, if i hit it once it takes 5 letters away

      • NiekNiek commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I'm lagging pretty hard on my S4.

        It misses the first 2 letters of every box I start to type in.

        In for example WhatsApp that is VERY annoying.

        Furthermore since the update I feel like it that the spacebar has become less sensitive.
        Since my typing hasn't changed, but I'm missing spaces continuously...

        Thanks in advance!

      • HansHans commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        It is anything but fixed. I was just in Gmail now and I was at least 10 letters ahead of the keyboard. Switched to another app and started typing there, no problem. Back to Gmail and it lags.

      • Nicolas AlbertNicolas Albert commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I have a Nexus 7 2012 in 4.4 and it's still too long to open, especially with hangout.
        I tried the stock keyboard again and it's much faster.
        But I really like SwiftKey predictions and flow, so I still use it and make some meditation to not throw my tablet when I want to write something.
        Once loaded SwiftKey run pretty well.
        Keep in mind that the SSD of the Nexus 7 is pretty poor (~10-20 mo/s) and it can explain the loading time.
        Maybe the prediction engine can be loaded once the keyboard showed.
        Thank you for your software :-)

      • David David commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I am also still having the same problem. Only since the newest update, the keyboard takes an extra moment to come up, but then needs 5 or 6 seconds or so until I can even begin to type a message or press the mic key for speech-to-text. I rue the day I updated. Any way to revert to the old version? It was working perfectly fine. Please help, I'm about ready to uninstall and give up.

      • Jonathan ShellJonathan Shell commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I stopped cloud sync and will see if that speeds it up. Next step will be to disable the cloud account but loose the customization. Hope it is resolved soon.

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