Best Ways to Fix Google Keyboard Not Working Issue on Android

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Last updated on March 3rd, 2021 at 12:14 am

As Android is an open-source platform, there are tons and literally tons of keyboard applications lying around on the Google Play Store. However, most of them are filled with dumb ads but there are some that are pretty effective and have been on the Play Store for quite some time. But personally, I use the Google Keyboard by default on my phone and I am sure this might be the case for the majority of Android smartphone users. The Google Keyboard is so seamlessly synced with all of your Google Apps installed on your phone that you did not need to manually sync them with any of the apps.

You get a hands-on translation, maps, search, etc options right on the keyboard itself. There are some users who have reported that Google Keyboard is not functioning or working on their phone and if you are also one of them then, you are at the right place as in this post, we will be guiding you on the best ways to fix Google Keyboard not working issue on your Android smartphone. So, that being said, let us get straight into the article itself:

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Best Ways to Fix Google Keyboard Not Working Issue on Android

Below are the top ways that you can look forward to fixing the Google Keyboard not working issue on your Android phone.

Restart your Android device

Sometimes it is just best to do the basic stuff than heading over the complex stuff and the same goes for this issue. There are certain situations where just a simple restart can fix the issue. Try restarting your Android device and see if this fixes the Google Keyboard issue.

Also ReadHow to Turn off Clipboard Suggestions in Gboard?

Clear Cache

This is a pretty simple step that might work. Head to Settings>>App Manager>>Google Keyboard>>App Permission. Now under storage clear the app’s cache and data to remove all the old data or corrupt files that might be causing this issue.

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Uninstall updates

Developers frequently push updates to upgrade the features and fix the bugs of the app. However, there are often times that instead of fixing the bugs on the apps, the new update brings in itself a new bug. So, try to uninstall the updates of Google Keyboard by going to Settings>>App Manager>>Google Keyboard and click on the three dots on the top of the right corner and tap Uninstall Updates.

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Force Stop

If the Google Keyboard is not working on your Android device then, it is best to restart the app by completely stopping it. To do this, head again to Settings>>App Manager>>Google Keyboard and tap on the Force Stop button. Once the app is force stopped then, head over to your app drawer and tap on the Google Keyboard to start it again.

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Uninstall the app

While installation, there might be some files that were not downloaded correctly and it could be the very reason that your Google Keyboard is not working on your Android device. Then it is better to uninstall the app and reinstall the application itself.

Enable Keyboard in Settings

You might be out of the excitement of using the new keyboard might have missed enabling the keyboard under the Settings menu of your Android device which is why you are unable to use the Google Keyboard on your device. to enable the Google Keyboard to go to Settings>>Language & input>>Current keyboard and select Google Keyboard. Make sure to disable all the other keyboard and select only the Google Keyboard.

Restart your phone in Safe Mode

Now if the above methods are not working then, you might need to take the matter in your hands and try to restart your phone in Safe Mode.

  • To boot your Android device into the Safe mode, firstly turn off your phone.
  • Reboot your phone using the power off button while pressing the Volume up button.
  • Once the device is completely rebooted, you will see the Safe Mode logo on the corner of your screen.

Nw under Safe Mode, try to check if the Gboard is working properly or not. If not then one of the installed apps might be causing the conflicts. Locate and uninstall the application and see whether the keyboard is working or not.

Factory Reset your phone

As a last resort, all your can do is perform a factory reset on your device. But make sure that you have created a backup of your device before resetting your phone. Once everything is in place head over to settings and search for Factory Reset and reset your device and once the device is reset, try installing the Gboard once again and see if the problem persists or not.

So, there you have it from my side in this post. I hope you guys liked this post and were able to fix the Google Keyboard or Gboard not working issue on your Android phone. Let us know in the comments below if you come across any issues while following the above-mentioned tricks. Until the next post…Cheers!

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