How to Fix iPhone Keyboard Freezing Problem in iOS 10

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Even after numerous testing and beta releases, iOS 10 still has bugs that can ruin your day. Recently, a number of users have been facing an issue with the iPhone keyboard where it freezes all of a sudden, preventing them from typing anything.

The issue seems to have started after updating to iOS 10. The keyboard freezes randomly, forcing you to kill the open app from the App Switcher and launch it again. For some, this issue has been happening quite often and has forced them to take a trip to the Apple Store.

If you’re among those users that has been affected by this problem, then we have a couple of solutions that can help you fix the keyboard freezing problem on your iPhone.

Fix iPhone Keyboard Freezing Problem in iOS 10

Solution #1: Update to the latest iOS firmware


The first thing that you should always try is to update to the latest iOS firmware as it usually fixes bugs that were present in the prior version. As of this writing, the latest iOS firmware is iOS 10.0.2.

To update your iPhone, launch the Settings app and go to General -> Software Update and tap on the install button to update your device.

Solution #2: Hard Reset

If the affected device is an iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus, then read this article to find out how to hard reset it. Otherwise, hold the Sleep/Wake and Home buttons simultaneously for at least ten seconds. Once you see the Apple logo, release the buttons and let it boot up normally.

Solution #3: Disable Predictive Keyboard

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Predictive Typing is the small bar that appears on top of the stock iOS keyboard and displays suggested phrases. To disable it, go to Settings -> General -> Keyboard. Scroll down and you should see a toggle labelled Predictive. Turn it off to disable Predictive keyboard.

Solution #4: Turn off Check Spelling

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Step 1: Go to Settings -> General.

Step 2: Open Keyboard.

Step 3: Scroll down and toggle off ‘Check Spelling’.

Solution #5: Reset All Settings

how to reset all settings

Step 1: Go to Settings -> General.

Step 2: Scroll to the end and tap Reset.

Step 3: Choose Reset All Settings and enter your passcode if required. This will not remove any data from your device. It will only reset the settings of your device.

Solution #6: Restore your iPhone

As a last resort, if none of the above solutions work, then you can try restoring your iPhone using iTunes. If you restore from your backup and the problem still persists, then consider restoring and setting it as a new iPhone.

Check out our guide for the step-by-step instructions on how to restore your iPhone if you need help.

These solutions should hopefully fix the keyboard freezing issue that you are facing on your iPhone after updating to iOS 10. If you have a different solution for fixing this problem then do let us know in the comments below and we’ll add it to the list.

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