How to fix iPhone XS Keyboard being stuck or laggy

Sometimes, we do not know the reason why the keyboard off your iPhone suddenly gets stuck or becomes laggy. It could happen when your iPhone’s keyboard app has crashed and has been triggered by software glitches from bad apps or faulty updates, and when your phone is enduring display problems. If these symptoms occur more frequently, they could be caused by memory issues. In case they happen after an update, then the main reason comes from an update bug. If the problem started after an accidental drop, then it could be due to some physical damage.

However, before taking your iPhone to an Apple service center, there are some solutions that you should try to clear out software-related errors from possible triggers. Tackle in this post is potential solutions to the same issue on the iPhone XS keyboard that gets stuck or laggy. Read on this post to find out what to do before thinking about hardware repair.

Solution 1: Close all running apps on your iPhone

Background apps comprise apps that you have previously opened, but not closed. These apps remain running in the background. Although keeping apps helps the multitasking purpose, and it can also cause trouble when background apps get crashed or go rogue. To ensure this isn’t what triggered the keyboard of your iPhone to get stuck, you should clear all background apps by following these steps:

  1. From your Home screen, swipe your finger up from the bottom and then pause a second.
  2. Swipe right or left to navigate through apps preview.
  3. Swipe up on an app preview to close it.

Do the same with the rest of the app previews until you clear out all background apps.

Solution 2: Perform a simple reboot on your iPhone

Apart from closing background apps, a simple reboot is also a good solution to fix the issue. In fact, this is often what to do when you want to fix minor software errors and glitches that make certain apps go rogue. This method will not affect any saved data on your iPhone memory, so you don’t have to create a backup beforehand. So if you haven’t already, you should do  a simple reboot on your iPhone XS by following these steps:

  1. Press and hold the Power button for a few seconds.
  2. When you see the Slide to Power Off command, release the button and then drag the slider to the right.
  3. After 1 minute, press and hold the Power button again until your phone reboots.

Aside from clearing out minor errors, a simple reset is also a way of getting rid of junk files that are stored as cache on your iPhone’s internal memory. Thus it also aids in refreshing the phone for smoother and better performance.

Solution 3: Reset all settings on your iPhone

App problems can be fixed by performing a software reset. When iPhone keyboard started to do rouge after modifying settings or installing new apps on your iPhone, resetting all settings can potentially be a good solution. Doing so will restore everything in Settings to the default values, and eliminate any errors that might have caused the keyboard to experience flaws. The process will not affect your saved data, so you don’t have to create a backup. However, you need to not your Wi-Fi passwords since you will have to re-enter them after the reset. When you are all set, just do these steps below:

  1. Open Settings from the Home screen.
  2. Tap on General > Reset.
  3. Choose Reset all settings
  4. When prompted, enter your phone passcode.
  5. Then tap the option to confirm all settings reset.

After the reset, your iPhone will restart itself. Wait until the process to complete and then you can check if the problem your iPhone keyboard has been fixed.

Solution 4: Install app updates and new iOS update on your iPhone

Updates are very essential, so you should install new updates of your apps and iPhone system. If the problem is related to the keyboard app on your iPhone, then updating the app can help you. If the symptom comes from a third-party keyboard app, you should then manually check for any pending update for that app. Here’s how to get it done:

  1. Open App Store from the Home screen.
  2. Tap on the Updates tab at the bottom right corner. You will see a list of apps with pending updates showing up on the screen.
  3. To update an individual app, tap on the Update 
  4. Tap on Update All button if you want to install all app updates simultaneously. This option is only available if there are multiple app updates available.

Once you install all app updates, simply reboot your iPhone to apply the recent changes and clear all junk files.

Also see: How to fix iPhone XS stuck on Recovery Mode

Apart from app updates, you should then install the latest iOS update on your phone. Not just do new updates include new features, but they also offer bug fixes to remove software bugs, causing various problems on certain apps or the whole system.

  1. Open Settings app from the Home screen.
  2. Tap on GeneralSoftware Update.
  3. If there is a new update available, tap on Download and Install

Follow the rest of the on-screen instructions to complete the installation process. Make sure your iPhone is connected to a stable Internet connection, at least 50% battery left and enough storage space for the update.

Once the update is done, reboot your iPhone to apply the recent system changes.

Solution 5: Restore your iPhone to the factory defaults

If the keyboard continues to act up incorrectly after you try all the previous methods, then the problem could be a fatal system error that requires more advanced solutions that is a full system reset. However, before doing so, remember to back up all your important files since they will be removed during the process. You can back up your data through iCloud or iTunes on your computer. When everything is all set, follow these steps to factory your iPhone XS to the factory defaults:

  1. Launch Settings from the Home screen.
  2. Tap on General > Reset.
  3. Choose Erase all content and settings
  4. When prompted, enter your phone passcode.
  5. Tap on the popup to confirm a full system reset.

Once the reset is completed, your iPhone will automatically reboot and then load the default options. You can then proceed and set up your iPhone as new.