How to Fix iPhone Keyboard Not Working Problem

New versions of iPhone always come in the market with updated versions of iOS (for now it is iOS 11), but the problem of the keyboard is not new. It is still found in many old versions. And some users complain that keyboard does not work after upgrading to the latest iOS 11. If you have the similar problem, this article will help you out of the trouble. Generally, iPhone keyboard not working issue includes several different situations, for example, a severe lag when typing, keyboard being frozen and even sometimes keyboard not popping up when it should be. Here, we are discussing the main keyboard issues and its potential solutions one by one.

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5 Tips to Fix iPhone Keyboard Not Working Problem

All the solutions for the keyboard problems we'll discuss below are appliacable to all the iOS devices running iOS 11/10/9/8/7.

Part 1. Keyboard Lag

If you are writing the message or an important email to someone and your keyboard is not able to keep up then it means that your iPhone has the problem of keyboard lag. The solution to the problem is resetting keyboard dictionary which requires the following steps to do it.

Step 1: Launch the Setting app on your iPhone.

Step 2: Tap on General.

Step 3: Tap on Reset, you will have to scroll the way down to the button.

Step 4: Tap on Reset Keyboard Dictionary.

Step 5: Type in your password when prompted.

Reset Keyboard Dictionary

Part 2. Frozen Keyboard

When you are using the keyboard of iPhone and it just freezes or becomes unresponsive you are even not able to type anything, it is a condition of the frozen keyboard. The potential solution to this problem is to restart or do hard reset. Here is how to do hard reset.

If your iPhone can be shut down normally, you just need hold the power button until the slide to power off message appears. Move the slider to right. Then restart your iPhone.

If your iPhone can't be shut down, press Power button and Home button at the same time. For iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, press Power button and Volume-down button. Keep holding both buttons for 10 seconds, wait until you can see the startup Apple logo, then release the buttons.

hard reset iPhone

Part 3. Keyboard not Popping up

Sometimes it happens that you are using your keyboard and it doesn’t appear on the screen and you are helpless. This is a situation that keyboard is not popping up. A potential solution is just to restart your iPhone if it doesn’t work then go for restoring your iPhone because there might be a system issue with your iPhone. Restore option can be done through either using iTunes or iCloud.

1. Restore through iCloud

Step 1. Go the the Setting app on your iPhone.

Step 2. Click General>Reset>Erase All Content and Settings

erase all content and settings

Step 3. Enter your passcode to erase your iPhone

Step 4. Then make sure your iPhone is connected to Wi-Fi and do as the onscreen setup prompts until you reach the following screen. Choose a backup to restore your iPhone.

restore from iCloud

2. Restore through iTunes

Step 1. Connect your iPhone to the computer where you have stored your backup and launch the iTunes.

Step 2. Click on your iPhone in iTunes.Choose Restore Backup.

Step 3. Check all the available backups and pick the most relevant one. Click Restore.

Step 4. Wait for the process to be complete.

restore through iTunes

Please note that you will lose all the existing data on your iPhone by restoring the device from iCloud or iTunes.

Part 4: Fix Keyboard not Working Problem without Data Loss

We can fix the Keyboard not working problem without restoring your iPhone with the help of a third-party tool iMyFone D-Back application which solves your problem without any threat of losing of data.

iMyFone D-Back or iMyFone D-Back for Mac is a powerful software which can not only specialize in data recovery but also help you fix the iOS system issues. It is totally safe and can offer the best help for fixing your keyword not working issue. Here are some features of iMyFone D-Back:

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  • It is totally safe without any influence to the data on your iPhone.
  • It supports all iOS versions (the latest iOS 11 included).
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How to Fix Keyboard not Working Problem Using iMyFone D-Back

To fix keyboard not working issue with the help of "Fix iOS System" function of iMyFone D- Back, you have to follow the following steps.

Step 1: Launch iMyFone D-Back and Choose "Fix iOS System". Connect the iPhone to the computer using USB cables now. Click "Standard Mode" to continue

Choose the mode to fix iOS

Put your device into DFU mode or enter the Recovery mode, so the program can detect it.

connect your device

Step 2: You have to download the suitable firmware matching with your device version .Click on the "Download" button. The program will do it automatically.

download the firmware

Step 3: It will fix your iPhone once you click "Start to Fix" after the firmware is downloaded. Wait for a few minutes, the program will fix your iPhone to normal. You can now disconnect the device and it is ready to use.

Fix the iOS

Isn't is easy to use? You can download iMyFOne D-Back (compatible with iOS 11) to have a try if your keyboard is not working.

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Part 5: Alternatives to Default iPhone Keyboard

When your iPhone is not working even after performing various fixation methods then you can switch for alternative keyboards which are in various design.

1. Here are some of the alternatives or third-party keyboards

GBOARD: It is developed by Google and simple to use. you can perform all the functions you would expect.

Swift key: It is a smart keyboard that learns from you.

Flesky: It customizes your keyboard with powerful extensions and lots of themes.

Minuum: This helps you type faster and provide autocorrect facility.

Themeboard: Help you in choosing lots of designed theme.

Gokeyboard: It helps in providing you with prediction.

2. How to add a third party keyboard

You have to follow the following steps.

Step 1. Go to the app store and select the keyboard that you want to use.

Step 2. Enter your Apple ID and password to download and install it.

Step 3. Then Add the new keyboard. Go to Settings>General>Keyboard>Add a new keyboard and select the app that you installed.

add a new  keyboard

It is not a big problem that while using iPhone you encounter various keyboard issues, but it is annoying. The problem can be resolved by several ways discussed above. Hope you can find the suitable one for your iPhone.