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  1. ladymindful

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    I use my keyboard frequently and these days it seems worn out. Is that possible for a keyboard that is flat on the screen. It seems to miss letters a lot, and my I and 8 seem to be interchangeable. Just wondering.
     
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    If you think of the built in keyboard:
    When you don’t press the letters but slide downwards slightly, you get the number instead of the letter. That’s a feature.
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    I don’t think a keyboard can “wear out”. I’m also using mine quite a lot, and haven’t had problems with it, except that I’m hitting wrong letters sometimes (i instead of u, b instead of v) - but that’s me missing the right letters, not the keyboard.

    There could be a problem with your screen, though.
    Try restarting your iPad.
    Here’s what else to try:
    If the screen isn’t working on your iPhone or iPad
     
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    Thanks for the help. I knew about out the dragging down feature. I seldom use it because I don’t care for it. The missing letter thing Is there is actually a space for where the letter should be. Who knows.
     
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    Restart your device, in case you have’t tried it yet.

    Do you also use an external keyboard?
     
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    Yes I’ve done the restart. This isn’t a new problem, just one that is becoming more bothersome. I have an external keyboard but I never use. Too limiting. And just to complete my day the alert for text message on my new iphone is not working. Not a good apple day. Thanks for your help.
     
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    A missing space. That’s very strange. I agree with Johanna, if restarting the iPad does not fix it then a talk with Apple Support might be due. You may end up having to reset the iPad.

    Out of curiosity, could you provide a screenshot of the keyboard with missing letters?
     
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    Hi, thanks for the response. The keyboard itself isn’t missing letters. When I am typing at times the letter is omitted in the written response even if I had tapped that key,
     
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    Ok. Never mind.
     

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