Keyboard lagging in iOS 17? Here’s how to fix it

Dealing with your iPhone’s keyboard lagging in iOS 17? You are not alone. Many users have reported experiencing keyboard lag and typing delays in various apps, including Safari, Facebook, and iMessage, after updating to iOS 17.

If you are facing similar issues, we are here to help. In this guide, we will provide you with three effective solutions to resolve keyboard lag on your iPhone.

Keyboard lagging iOS 17

Learn how to fix keyboard lagging in iOS 17

1. Force restart your iPhone

The simplest way to address keyboard lag, delays, etc, is by performing a force restart on your iPhone. Here’s how to do it depending on your iPhone model:

To force restart iPhone XS and later:

  1. Press and quickly release the volume up button.
  2. Press and quickly release the volume down button.
  3. Press and hold the side button.
  4. Release the side button when the Apple logo appears.

To force restart iPhone SE (2nd generation and later):

  1. Press and quickly release the volume up button.
  2. Press and quickly release the volume down button.
  3. Press and hold the side button.
  4. Release the side button when the Apple logo appears.

How to force restart iPhone

2. Reset the keyboard dictionary

Sometimes, conflicts with the iOS dictionary and custom settings can cause excessive keyboard lagging. To fix this issue in iOS 17, follow these steps:

  1. Open the Settings app on your iOS device.
  2. Navigate to General and select Reset.
  3. Tap on Reset Keyboard Dictionary.
  4. You may be prompted to enter your device passcode for confirmation. Enter it, and then tap on Reset Dictionary.

Reset settings iPhone

3. Disable predictive keyboard

The predictive keyboard feature, which suggests words while you type, may contribute to keyboard sluggishness. To resolve this issue, disable predictive keyboard:

  1. Launch Settings from the Home screen on your iPhone.
  2. Scroll down and select General.
  3. Tap on Keyboard.
  4. Locate the Predictive toggle and switch it to OFF.

disable predictive text

We hope this guide helped you learn how to fix keyboard lagging in iOS 17. If you have any questions, let us know in the comments below.

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    Asma is an editor at iThinkDifferent with a strong focus on social media, Apple news, streaming services, guides, mobile gaming, app reviews, and more. When not blogging, Asma loves to play with her cat, draw, and binge on Netflix shows.

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