Since the KitKat update pushed to my SGS3, I have had a number of big issues with my phone, which the benefits of KitKat cannot outweigh in order to make me happy about this update. In addition to the battery life and performance problems which many of you have also reported encountering, I've had major issues with the Swype keyboard.
Here are the issues I've encountered with Swype
Anyone else experiencing one or more of these problems with Swype? If so, have you been able to solve them without sacrificing Swype? I fell in love with this keyboard back in the days of my Moto Droid X, so I don't want to give it up unless I absolutely have to.
Are you using the Swype Keyboard application from the Play Store? Have you considered emailing the developer directly for questions and assistance with your issues with the application?
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I'm using the stock Swype application that is already on the phone (not from the play store) and it works great with none of those problems. Not sure if the original poster is using the stock version of Swype that does get updated with these updates, or downloaded another version from the Play Store as Ann154 mentioned. There is really no reason to download it from the Play Store when it is already on the phone, so I assume they are using the stock version. Again, I've had zero issues with Swype or anything else with this update.
Stock version, fully up to date. I've even fiddled around with the settings to try and see if I can decrease the performance load of the keyboard. No success. It just seems like the KitKat update has been a heap of garbage for many SGS3 owners.
I am so sorry to hear about the issues you have been having with Swype since the software update. I too use Swype as my choice of keyboard style on my device. Have you tried to force close and clear cache/data on the Swype keyboard under settings? Please try this http://vz.to/1jIIrur
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Yes! On a Moto X (4.4.2) and Nexus7.2 (4.4.4). Steadily laggier and laggier Swype, so slow it misses entire words. After years of using Swype, and paying for it to boot, if things don't improve I'll have to uninstall and go to the native keyboard.