Have you experienced this? You’re in the middle of typing this lengthy, exciting story on your iPhone and your keyboard suddenly stops functioning. Isn’t that just so annoying? Now, there are a number of reasons why your iPhone keyboard suddenly crashed. It may be due to software glitches or display issues. If it happens on a regular basis, it might be attributed to problems related to memory. On the other hand, if it occurs following a software update, it might have been caused by a bug.
Before you panic and head straight to a service center, you can try a few tricks first to see if you can resolve this issue on your own. Here are some possible solutions that you can try to fix your iPhone keyboard lagging problem.
Fix your iPhone keyboard lag
Close all open or running apps on your iPhone.
If you’re the type of person who loves multitasking, you probably don’t close your apps and just let them run in the background. What’s great about this is that these apps would always be ready to launch once you open them again. However, in case one or more of them suddenly crashes, it also causes trouble for other apps. It can trigger some of your other running apps to malfunction or lag.
To address this issue, try closing all open or running apps on your iPhone. Here’s how to clear all background apps on your device:
- Open all background apps from the Home screen or button (depends on the iPhone model you’re currently using).
- Swipe up all the apps that are open to close it. There’s no shortcut to this so you’ll have to do it one by one.
Restart your iPhone.
If clearing all the apps doesn’t address the issue, you can also consider restarting your iPhone. This is what most people usually do when their iPhone faces some software issues. Don’t worry, as rebooting your iPhone won’t delete any saved data on your iPhone memory, so backups aren’t necessary. Follow these steps to soft reset your iPhone:
- Turn off your iPhone. How to do this depends on the type of iPhone you’re using.
- Wait for 30 seconds and turn on your iPhone again by pressing the Lock/Unlock button on the side of your device.
Check to see if it did the trick. Apart from addressing software glitches, rebooting your iPhone also removes junk files that are kept as cache on your iPhone’s internal memory. Hence, this is a good way to refresh your iPhone so it can perform better.
Reset all settings on your iPhone.
Aside from restarting your iPhone, you can also perform software resets. This is an effective method to address your keyboard issue if it only began lagging after installing new apps or updates. You can restore everything to its default values so it’s like starting everything from scratch. It also removes any errors that might have caused your keyboard to lag. From there, you can carefully adjust your settings again.
While doing this won’t delete any saved data on your device, it will, however, delete your Wi-Fi password/s. Thus, take note of this information before restoring your settings’ default values. Once you’re done preparing, you can reset your settings by following these steps:
- Open the Settings app.
- Select General.
- Scroll down the list and select Reset.
- Choose Reset All Settings.
- Input your device passcode when prompted.
- Confirm to reset all settings.
After everything has been reset, your iPhone will automatically restart. Once it’s done booting up, check to see if this method solved the issue.
Update your iOS and your apps on your iPhone.
On the other hand, not updating the software on your iPhone may also be the cause of your keyboard lagging. These updates are important to ensure that all bugs are fixed and your iPhone is up to date. If your keyboard is only malfunctioning on a certain app, you can simply choose to update this one app only. To do this, follow this procedure:
- Open the App Store app.
- Tap on your photo located at the upper right corner of the screen. You will find a list of available app updates below.
- Find the third-party app where your keyboard usually crashes. Tap on Update located on its right side.
- You can also select Update All so all your apps will be up to date.
Once all the apps have been updated, restart your iPhone so it can apply all the app changes. This will also clear all the junk files currently stored on your iPhone.
Apart from the apps, you should also make sure that you have the latest iOS update installed on your iPhone. iOS updates usually come with bug fixes that resolve some software issues. Plus, it also offers new features. Here’s how to update your iPhone to the latest iOS available:
- Open the Settings app.
- Tap on General.
- Select Software Update.
- From there, you will see if there’s an available update for iOS. If there is, tap on Download and Install.
Once your iOS is already updated, reset your iPhone to apply all changes and check if it resolves your keyboard issue.