Tip to Fix Keyboard Lag in iOS 13 on iPhone or iPad


I have noticed significant iPhone keyboard lag in iOS 13. Initially, I ignored the sluggishness but when it became too problematic to let me type smoothly; I decided to go for the fix.

I could troubleshoot the sluggish keyboard on my iPhone by giving the fresh stance to the keyboard dictionary. Have you also hit the same roadblock? The below-mentioned solutions can come handy in resolving the issue!

How to Fix iPad or iPhone Keyboard Lagging Issue in iOS 13

Force Restart

Knowing how handy force restart is in fixing minor hiccups, you shouldn’t be surprised to see this solution up front. It’s fully capable of getting rid of bad bits that often tend to get stuck.

On iPhone 11, X and 8/8 Plus, simply press and release volume up button, press and release volume down button. Then, press and hold the side button until you see Apple logo.

Hard Reboot iPhone X, 8 Plus, and 8

On iPhone 7/7 Plus, press and hold the side button and volume down button simultaneously.

Reboot iPhone 7-7 Plus

On your iPad and iPhone 6s/SE or earlier devices, press and hold the ON/OFF button and Home button at once.

How to Restart-Reboot iPhone 6 and 6 Plus

Once your device has restarted, open an app where you can access the keyboard. Now, it should work smoothly.

Reset Keyboard Dictionary

Hard reset didn’t resolve the problem? It’s time to go for a bit radical solution and put the keyboard dictionary to factory default. Keep in mind that it will wipe out all the custom words you have typed on the keyboard.

Step #1. Open Settings app on your iOS device → tap on General.

Tap on Settings then General on iPhone or iPad

Step #2. Scroll down and tap on Reset → Tap on Reset Keyboard Dictionary.

Reset iPhone Keyboard Dictionary

Step #3. Enter your iDevice Passcode and confirm.

Reset iPhone or iPad Keyboard DictionaryAfter you have successfully reset the software keyboard, check out if the problem is fixed.

Update iOS on your Device

No solution as yet? Go for the software update. With every new update, iOS comes with several bug fixes and performance improvements. Hopefully, it will get the better of the issue. Before starting, be sure your device has at least 50% and is connected to Wi-Fi.

Step #1. Open Settings app → Tap on General.

Step #2. Now, tap on Software Update.

Step #3. Next, download and install the update, if it’s available.

Update your iPhone or iPad iOS

What if there is no update available?

If there is no iOS update available, restore your device. To do so, jump over to this tutorial.

Have your say

So finally got success? Do let us know which one of the tricks worked for you down below in the comments. If you have resolved the issue by using other solution, do tell us about that as well.

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