iOS 8.2 Improves Third Party Keyboard Stability 

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One of the major unmentioned benefits of iOS 8.2 is vastly improved stability for third party keyboards. All previous versions iOS 8 would find a way to crash keyboards within 20–30 minutes of my using them, which would start a frustrating chain of restarting apps in order to get the bloody input method back.

I’m really, really happy to report that this no longer seems to be the case. Third party keyboards are working much more consistently, and I’ve only experienced one or two crashes in the last four days.

The only confusing portion for some people might be the way that keyboards switch up as you move between chats in iMessage. However, that seems to be a feature, not a bug.

If you’ve been intrigued by third party keyboards but couldn’t stand all the instability, now is the time to try them again. I would highly suggest Fleksy and Nintype as particularly good iPad-friendly options.


Thomas

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2 thoughts on “iOS 8.2 Improves Third Party Keyboard Stability ”

  1. I wish Apple would give third party keyboards the option of having the dictation microphone (Siri) available. I hate having to switch from my preferred keyboard (currently Crimson) to the standard when I wish to dictate something….

    1. Totally agree. I love dictation as well, and it’s just more convenient to use sometimes. It’d be awesome to just have a gesture to start dictating.

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