A couple of days ago, my iPad started inserting random letters into what I was typing. For instance, I would try to type a C and a V would be typed. This would be the same for many letters. When I pressed Backspace to delete it would either delete multiple letters or insert various random letters. I reset the iPad and it worked better for a couple of days, but now symptoms have arisen again. This has been happening when using Facebook, Messenger and Mail so it's not restricted to one app. What can I do?
I've seen a couple variations of this problem before, and its usually one of 3 problems:
- your touch screen is starting to malfunction. This is uncommon, but things happen with electronics. Seek repair from Apple.
- Poorly conditioned electricity. Does this only happen when your iPad is plugged in? I had a generic plug that induced symptoms like you describe. Unplug the ipad and see if it still happens.
- Liquid damage. This is probably the most frequent cause of electrical anomalies like this. Did anyone spill anything on the ipad, even if not recently?
If your iPad is in a case or holder, remove it.
Switch off, and on again.