SwiftKey updated for better performance with iOS 8.0.2


iOS users have long lamented the lack of third party keyboards on their iPhones. I know I – for one – have carried Android devices alongside my iPhone just because SwiftKey is so much quicker than typing on an iPhone’s stock keyboard. It’s more accurate, and a lot smarter too. But with iOS 8, we finally got the software on our iPhones. But it wasn’t without its problems.

Early versions of iOS 8 forgot that you’d selected the third party keyboard, or loaded it slowly or not at all.  But that didn’t stop it selling millions of copies within a day. With iOS 8.0.2, SwiftKey could update their program to make it quicker and more efficient. And that’s exactly what the company did this morning.

Along with the faster loading times, SwifKey 1.0.1 for iOS includes fixes for the following issues:

  • Bottom row disappearing in the numbers and symbols panel in Twitter layout on iPad
  • Crashes when backspacing onto emoji
  • Crashes when typing a sequence of letters and numbers including “-”
  • General stability improvements

The update is available on the App Store now. If you already have SwiftKey for iPhone/iPad and it hasn’t updated automatically, head on over to the App Store and check for updates. If you’ve never installed it, you can grab it free using this link.



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  • been using it for 2 weeks now. love it. tapping each letter onto my iphone feels so inefficient now #nocarpaltunnel