I’ve been having difficulties with my I-pad again. The touch screen types ok for about a sentence, then it starts to lag, a little at first, but after a few sentences it’ll lag behind for a full sentence. Because of the lag all of the automatic punctuation and corrections don’t happen, so typing has become very frustrating, and has required a mountain of corrections.
I phoned Apple. They did a remote diagnostic check and couldn’t find any problems. As the problem mainly occurs when using WordPress they concluded the problem must be with the WordPress site. I typed my next post using Paul’s I-pad without any problems. Clearly the problem is with my I-pad, which is only a few years old but old enough to be out of warranty. I purchased this I-pad, I think, in 2017 to replace my old I-pad that had developed exactly the same problem, a keyboard lag. At that time they put it down to the age of my last I-pad, but with the same thing happening again, I’m not so sure. Perhaps I just wear the keyboard out. Has anyone else experienced similar problems?
Expecting bad news, [you need a new I-Pad], I visited our local Tech gurus. ”Strange” they said on an I-pad. Not that strange I said, explaining it had happened to my last I-pad. It would cost $45 for a diagnostic check, and he advised, if it needs parts, it’s quite likely it’ll cost almost the price of a new I-pad, so a new I-pad was the likely outcome. Mmmmm, what to do! We bandied around a few ideas, the main one being to try a portable keyboard. I tried it briefly in the shop and it seemed to be ok. He suggested I buy one and try it over the week-end. If it didn’t work, he would give me a full refund. The keyboard cost $129, compared to over $1200 for a new I-pad. Definitely worth a shot I thought.
I’ve typed this post as a bit of a test, and so far it works! The small keyboard takes a bit of getting used to, but already [being a touch typist], I’m preferring it to typing on the touch screen of the i-pad. I think I may have had a win with technology this time. What a relief!