Erratic Keyboard

Discussion in 'iPad Mini Forum' started by ladymindful, Aug 16, 2015.

  1. ladymindful

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    Lately my keyboard is acting erratically. When I tap the keyboard it doesn't always take all the letters. I know I am tapping them but they are not showing up. I have already done the shutdown thing and that didn't help.
     
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    Hello - assume that you are using the iPad Mini - which model & what iOS is installed - might help? Also concerning 'done the shutdown', was this a 'Reset', i.e. hold both the ON-OFF & HOME buttons simultaneously until the Apple logo appears, then release both and allow the device to reboot.

    Finally, has there been any liquid spills or other damage to the iPad, such as a drop? Dave :)
     
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    Yes it's an ipad mini, IOS 8.3. The model is ME277LL/A. No liquids spilled no has it been dropped. Yes, did the reset. This hs only happened in the past few weeks. Thanks for responding.
     
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    Hi again - I just updated my iPad Air 2 to iOS 8.4.1 - not sure if & how you backup your device (I use both iTunes & iCloud), but if you use iTunes, my first suggestion would be to do a backup to your computer and then update your iOS - might correct the KB situation - don't know?

    Quoted below are some suggestions from this Website - 'Resetting all Settings' could be a little drastic, but at least try the others and post back. If none of these help, then a Restoration would have to be considered.

    Hopefully, others will 'chime in' w/ supporting or additional ideas - Dave :)

     
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    Thanks for all your help. I am so embarrassed. I was using a stylus and didn't realize the rubber tip had split. Now I will know for next time. Thanks again for your time. :)
     
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    Embarrassed, perhaps, but also relieved, I'm betting. :)
     
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    Yes, extremely relieved. I use this ipad all the time.
     
  8. giradman

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    Well, as stated by TP, an 'easy' solution is always welcomed! Now in the future, if this question arises again, I'll add 'using a finger and/or stylus' to my list of questions - :D Dave
     
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    make sure your BLUETOOTH is turned ON in settings
     
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    The OP was using a defective stylus with the onscreen keyboard, which caused the problem; she was not using a Bluetooth keyboard.
     

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