[Q] really bad keyboard lag and crashing since update
I've been fighting this on and off since the MF9 update. Originally I thought I just had bad reception where I was at the time but now, even with wifi and 4g network I still get this.
Basically I'll be typing...could be Galaxy keyboard OR SWYPE and suddenly the keyboard will stop responding. Even if I hit the "home" button to get out the app (usually I notice this in web browser but it doesn't appear to be app-related) the keyboard overlay will persist and can't be killed. I can make it go away by pulling down the notification bar where the "select input method" icon is still displaying and select whichever input method wasn't in use when it hung, but I still won't be able to type anything until the keyboard catches up....sometimes that takes several minutes, sometimes I have to reboot the phone. I noticed that some words or phrases are more likely to cause this lockup than others. Ironically, "galaxy s4" will do it almost every time.
The only way I've found to prevent this from happening is to turn off all predictive features on the keyboard including predictive text and swiftkey. I've tried updating my language and pretty much everything else but nothing works permanently. I can get it to work temporarily by clearing data on the keyboard service too, but it always comes back when it's least convenient (like when I'm trying to enter an address into GPS and in a hurry). This started after the MF9 update. At one point I even did an ODIN wipe and reinstalled from a stock image....still does it.
anyone else getting this?