Voiceover is so sluggishh

iOS & iPadOS

I have updated my iPad air and mini to ios 9.1. I'm happy with the results except for Voiceover performance. On both devices I now have to hold my finger on each on screen keyboard character before Voiceover says what it is. In ios 7 Voiceover would speak the character the instant I touched the key, now I have to hold and wait. I am wondering if anyone has found a way to remedy this. I notice there are new settings for touch so maybe I need to tweak those. Thanks for any advice.



Submitted by david s on Monday, November 23, 2015


I’m not seeing that issue on my devices. Even on my older iPad 3, when I tap a letter, there is no delay.

Have you tried to do a restore?It’s odd how it’s doing it on both your devices which leads me to suspect it’s either a settings issue or an app you have on both items that’s causing the delay. If you decide to try a restore, test the keyboard before installing any apps.

HTH and good luck.

Submitted by Roxann Pollard on Monday, November 23, 2015

Have you tried a simple hard reset by pressing and holding the power and home buttons for 10 seconds before releasing? Sometimes this solves otherwise puzzling issues for me.