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Pamela Kinann Level 1 Level 1 (25 points)
when typing on iPhone I tap the letters and they don't come up until after I tap several letters so I have to continually stop and wait for the letters to catch up. It's so slow it makes typing out email a waste. Now here is the odd thing that makes me wonder what could be causing this: I had an original iPhone, did it on that one; got the new iPhone 16g, does it on this one too. I can be on the edge, on my wifi, other's wifi. Is it a network thing ? It's weird and annoying.

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  • 1. Re: slow response when typing
    iLeopard Level 1 Level 1 (20 points)
    Did it always do that on your original iPhone or did you notice it later?
  • 2. Re: slow response when typing
    Pamela Kinann Level 1 Level 1 (25 points)
    on the old iPhone it was after a while; on new iPhone it is about a week later. I've only had it for a couple weeks.
  • 3. Re: slow response when typing
    iLeopard Level 1 Level 1 (20 points)
    How many contacts, emails, website history and favorites do you have saved?
  • 4. Re: slow response when typing
    pjkinann Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Hardly any. I may have about 15 contacts. And email is just starting to accumulate. The phone is very new -- a couple weeks. Seems a little early to be having that problem.

    The typing speed seems to be on anything: text, email, safari (like when I responded to this post from my iPhone -- I had to give up and come to my computer).

    And it's intermittent. It's not all the time.
  • 5. Re: slow response when typing
    iLeopard Level 1 Level 1 (20 points)
    pjkinann wrote:
    The phone is very new -- a couple weeks. Seems a little early to be having that problem.


    The new iPhone firmware (2.0) that ships with every iPhone 3G unfortunately has several bugs that need fixing... And slow response is one of them. You will notice it when it tries to load contacts, email, and recognize typing.

    pjkinann wrote:
    And it's intermittent. It's not all the time.


    The iPhone's multitasking shuts down unused Apps and processes once it detects they are not in use. Which can take hours until it decides that. When you start using different Apps again such as, checking email, using safari, playing music on iPod, etc. it starts the multitasking engine back up and it keeps an eye on those Apps and processes. Even if you hit the home button and think that they aren't running any more, they are. So you will notice the response time to several things are very slow. It WILL be fixed eventually. The first iPhone firmware wasn't perfected until version 1.1.4. It'll probably take them until 2.1.4 to perfect this one. Give it some time and it will be the best phone you'll ever own. I promise!

    In the mean time, try holding the home button for six seconds on an App that you want to close and you will stop the process in stead of waiting for the multitasker to stop it for you. Most likely this won't work, as it's a firmware issue that Apple has to patch.
  • 6. Re: slow response when typing
    pjkinann Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    By then it'll be time to update to the 50G iPhone LOL

    I had the 1st-generation iPhone and loved it. Love this one too, but do NOT like this slow typing bug. It's VERY irritating and frustrating, especially because I'm a fast typer, so now I have to wait and wait.

    At least I'm not alone because I saw another thread here where others are having the same problem.
  • 7. Re: slow response when typing
    Pamela Kinann Level 1 Level 1 (25 points)
    Again, I'm not having a problem with slow Apps, checking email, using safari, playing music on iPod, etc., where it is slow is "when I type anything". I type, letters don't appear until after I hit about 8 letters, and then the letters start to show up, but I have to wait until they do. I'd say it's about a second per letter, maybe longer. In fact, it's SO SLOW that I don't send email or text messages anymore from my iPhone. It's just to irritating to wait so long for the message to be final, that I figure it's not that important and I can just wait until I get back to my computer.

    So until they clear up that issue, I just won't email or text much. Oddly, it's intermittent. Doesn't just happen every time I text or email, but when it does, it doesn't clear up by just shutting things down and starting over.
  • 8. Re: slow response when typing
    Alegna=angelA Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I am also having this problem. I searched google and discovered this thread. I have the 8 gb iPhone, I guess that is 1st generation? This slow typing happens mostly in SMS, it happens in email too, or anywhere that I would need to use the keyboard. I have found that the only way I can resolve this is to reboot the iPhone. Hold down the power button on top for a few seconds till it turns off then turn it back on and it works normally. I keep looking for an iphone update from apple, but have not seen anything yet that fixes this problem. BTW, it just started happening after the 2.0 software update. I didn't have this issue prior to the update.
  • 9. Re: slow response when typing
    Alegna=angelA Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    In addition, I thought that I should mention that after a reboot, this resolves the problem temporarily and then the problem returns, usually the next day and I reboot again. It's then good for another 24 hours.
  • 10. Re: slow response when typing
    avt85 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    To everyone suffering from the slow typing issue,

    I had the same issue when I first got my iphone when it came pre-loaded with the iPhone 2.0 (5A345) firmware. Once I've updated to iPhone 2.0 (5A347) the slow typing issue has gone and is more responsive and the auto-correct function are returning closer word alternatives than before. Have a go at updating your firmware to see if it fixes the issue.
  • 11. Re: slow response when typing
    Pamela Kinann Level 1 Level 1 (25 points)
    My iTunes says there is no update for my iPhone yet. I notice my modem firmware is 01.45.00 So you're saying there is a "7" available already? How do I get that if iTunes won't update, even if I try updating manually. My iMessage is there is no iUpdate as my iPhone is already iUpdated iSMILE
  • 12. Re: slow response when typing
    matttye88 Level 2 Level 2 (490 points)
    I have 5A347 and problem exists.
  • 13. Re: slow response when typing
    Pamela Kinann Level 1 Level 1 (25 points)
    Yes, and come to think of it, the problem "started" for me on my old 1st-generation 8G WHEN I updated it.

    Now I have the 16G and the problem still exists, intermittent, but none the less exists.
  • 14. Re: slow response when typing
    matttye88 Level 2 Level 2 (490 points)
    Make sure you send a bug report to apple @ http://www.apple.com/feedback/iphone.html

    They will only fix bugs like this if enough people report it, and people have been calling apple tech support who haven't even heard of these lag problems.
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