I just recently bought an iPad 9th gen to replace my iPad Pro 10.5. I have been having keyboard issues on both with VoiceOver. This is with both the Apple Smart Keyboard and Logitech Slim Folio (I believe that's the name?).
It'll work as normal for a bit - I'll be able to type normally in, for example, Pages and Safari. But then it'll act like I have the Full Keyboard Access setting turned on (or off?). I believe I have toggled this setting.
So, for example, trying to enter a space in Safari brings up the Spotlight menu, pressing H goes to home rather than entering the H key, and certain keys will not work.
I also have Sticky Keys turned off.
This is extremely frustrating. I bought the 9th gen iPad thinking it was an issue with my old iPad Pro - stupid, impulsive decision of mine, and the iPads worked fine at the store. Completely defeats the purpose of having an iPad in my opinion.
I'm just wondering if anyone else is having a similar issue.