It seems recently I've been having major issues with Swype. It didn't start off this way and there were no major update on my phone or my Swype to cause the issues.
Like others, my Swype keyboard lags before it pops up. If it decides to show up, it freezes in mid-swype or stops working all together after swyping in a few words. It then freezes and will not remove the keyboard from my phone unless I restart my phone. I've tried stopping the app, stopping the program I'm using Swype and each time the keyboard still remains on my phone.
Swype version 188.8.131.5298
Cellphone provider- US Cellular
Phone type- Samsung Galaxy S3