SwiftKey 4.3.1 – new numpad option and bug fixes!

November 25, 2013

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Hi everyone!

Hot on the heels of SwiftKey Layouts for Living, we’ve got a new update for you! SwiftKey 4.3.1 introduces some feature changes and fixes bugs to deliver our best experience yet. To update, return to the app store you purchased it from and tap to download the latest version.

SwiftKey 4.3.1 gives you the option to show the number pad on the left or right on the secondary layout. We heard your feedback on this one and wanted to introduce the choice – we understand many users are left-handed or just prefer the numpad on the left. To find this option, press and hold the “123” key and select Themes.

Some users reported losing their personal language insights when they upgraded – we’ve fixed that problem going forward. If you did experience some language loss, re-personalize to improve your bespoke predictions.

SwiftKey 4.3.1 also reinstates the missing dollar sign for those in non-US territories – for example, if your default location is the UK, you can tap the “123” key then the “{&=” key to find the $ sign. To quickly access five currency symbols – pound, dollar, euro, yen and cent – you can press and hold the X key on the primary layout. Last but definitely not least, this release also brings back the distinct spacebar sound.

For a full list of bug fixes, see below.

We hope you enjoy this update and big thanks to all those who’ve shared their feedback with us. As always, we’re hard at work on new products and features and we can’t wait to show you what we’ve got in store next!

Have a great week,
The SwiftKey Team

As well as the switch for the number pad, this update also includes the following fixes:

  • Fixed loss of personal language when you upgrade – if your personal language has previously been lost the best thing to do to restore personalized predictions is to go to Settings – SwiftKey Cloud, sign in and personalize from your SMS and Gmail, Facebook, or Twitter.
  • Restored missing dollar sign – you can find a range of currency symbols by pressing and holding on the letter X, or by going to the numbers layout (accessed via the 123 key) or the symbols layout – accessed via the 123 key then the {&= key – and looking in the top left.
  • When keypress sounds are turned on, the spacebar sounds different to the other keys – you can turn keypress sounds on and off under Settings – Sound & Vibration
  • Extended layout on tablets now works properly – doesn’t just show predictions with no keyboard underneath
  • Restored missing bottom row in Russian and Thai layouts
  • Restored predictions in right-to-left languages (e.g. Hebrew, Arabic)
  • Backspacing on a flowed word at the beginning of a message now works
  • Pitch theme no longer shows white background when flowing
  • Fixed problems with entering names in Google +
  • Fixed problem with entering money amounts on Google Drive
  • Flowing long words sometimes got “stuck” – now fixed
  • Fixed a bunch of force closes