iPhone/iPad iOS 5 - Chinese handwriting input

October 20, 2011, 07:59 PM posted in I Have a Question

Anyone notice an improvement? Or is it the same? Lion got handwriting recognition improvements, I wonder if Apple ported those changes to iOS 5. I am waiting until iOS gets its first update before I upgrade. I am wary of the battery issues.

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October 20, 2011, 08:24 PM

I took a look at Apple's changelog. It says improved Chinese and Japanese input. Kind of vague. Does it mean pinyin, typing or handwriting input? Or all?


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October 22, 2011, 01:03 AM

Not sure what the changes might be. From the language, it sounds like general improvement in how well it works, rather than a specific new feature. You could take a look at the iPhone manual updated for iOS 5 at 


starting on p. 153 to see if anything new is listed.


BTW I have had no battery issues using iOS 5.0 on iPhone 4.

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October 23, 2011, 03:55 PM

Thanks wsteinhu, that's good to know.