How to Repair Unfortunately, the Android Keyboard Stopped

How to Repair Unfortunately, the Android Keyboard Stopped

So you take out your Android device to send a quick message to your friends that you will be late for the lunch you had planned with them and suddenly your keyboard leaves you. No matter how much you try, it doesn't seem to work. You like your Android for all the early messages you can send to it whenever you want, and now you see the message "Unfortunately, the Android keyboard has stopped".

Without a doubt, you want to solve the problem quickly. If you're looking for solutions to fix "Unfortunately, the Android keyboard has stopped" errors, read on. The solutions should work on most Android devices, including Samsung, HTC, Sony Xperia, Motorola, LG and other Android devices.

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Solutions for Unfortunately the Android keyboard has stopped

Solution 1: Restart the keyboard

Restarting the keyboard can be very effective in solving the problem. A number of readers have found this useful. While some reported that the problem came back later, others found that the problem was a one-time problem that was resolved when the keyboard was restarted.

  • Go to the Device settings menu
  • Scroll down to the Applications section and tap Application Manager
  • Swipe to go to the "All" tab
  • Now find the Android Keyboard app and tap on it
  • Now press Force Stop to stop the keyboard

Exit the Settings menu, return to using the keyboard, and check if it works. If you are using a third-party keyboard or if the device manufacturer has installed their own keyboard, you should find out which keyboard is used. Like Samsung, users will find that they are using the Samsung keyboard. So you should look for the Samsung keyboard in the apps.

Solution 2: restart the device

If the problem is not resolved, there may be an error in the application which can be corrected using a restart. Restarting the device can solve basic application problems and correct simple problems in the device. Restart the device and check if the keyboard works. Many readers have found this to be a permanent solution to the problem, but for those who see the problem coming back, try the other solutions.

Solution 3: Clear the cache and data for the keyboard

Clearing an application’s cache and data allows you to delete files that are potentially damaged or may cause problems due to bugs. While deleting cache files does not delete important information, you will lose your personal settings when you delete data files from any application. If you have made specific keyboard changes, you will lose these settings. You will have to go back to the keyboard settings and make the changes once more.

  • Access the Settings menu on your device
  • Tap on Application Manager which is in the applications section
  • Slide to the tab that includes "All" apps
  • Now look for the keyboard app. This can be the Android keyboard or the keyboard you use if you have installed a third-party keyboard or if you have the manufacturer's skin on top of Android.
  • Tap the keyboard app
  • Tap Clear Cache
  • Now tap on Clear Data
  • Tap OK to confirm

Once the cache and data files are deleted, restart your device and check if the keyboard works.

Solution 4: Clear the cache and data files for the dictionary application

The dictionary application is closely related to the keyboard application. If for some reason you get the error "unfortunately the keyboard has stopped", it is possible that it is due to corrupted files in the dictionary application. Deleting these files can be helpful in solving the problem.

  • Access the Settings menu on your device
  • Tap the application manager
  • Swipe to go to the "All" tab
  • Scroll down and find the Dictionary app and tap on it
  • Tap Clear Cache
  • Tap Clear data
  • Tap OK to confirm

Once the cache and data files have been deleted, check if the problem has been corrected.

Solution 5: update the Google keyboard (or any other keyboard you use)

One of our readers pointed out that the problem can be solved by updating the Google keyboard. If you use another keyboard, update it. To update the keyboard, open Play Store, tap three horizontal lines, and then tap My apps and games. If there is an update for the keyboard, tap Update.

Solution 6: reset keyboard settings

Some devices like Samsung Devices use the Samsung keyboard. You will have the option to reset the keyboard settings which may help resolve the issue. If you are using Samsung, follow these steps to reset the settings:

  • Access the Settings menu on your device
  • Look under System for Language and Input and tap on it
  • Tap the Samsung keyboard
  • Now scroll down and tap on Reset settings

Once the keyboard settings have been reset, check if the problem has been solved.

Solution 7: use a third-party application

For those who can drop the keyboard app they are using, choose a default third-party keyboard app and use it instead. This will not solve the problem you have with your keyboard, but it will give you the option of using a keyboard. Check the Play Store for a keyboard that's right for you. Once the keyboard is installed, you will be asked if you want it to be defined by default. Choose the newly installed default keyboard.

Solution 8: update the device software

Your device software plays an important role in the proper functioning of all applications. If you have delayed a software update for a long time, you should install the updates. Updates verify that all known bugs and errors are fixed with the update.

  • Access the Settings menu on your device
  • Tap about device
  • Press Software update or System update
  • The device will try to check for new updates.

If your device is updated, you will receive confirmation that your device is using the latest software. However, if updates are available, you should install the latest updates, and then check to see if the problem has been resolved after your phone has restarted after the update.

Solution 9: Install updates for Google Keyboard

As suggested by one of our readers, you can try to solve this problem by installing updates for the Google keyboard. To do this, navigate to play the store on your Android phone and check for updates.

Solution 10: restart in safe mode

If the problem persists, we should try relatively more complex troubleshooting steps. In this step, by restarting your device in safe mode, we can determine if a problem has occurred due to one of the third-party applications. This means that your stock Android keyboard is the one that will work in safe mode.

  • Press and hold the power button to display the Power menu on the screen.
  • Now press the power option in the menu and keep pressing until you see a pop-up box asking if you want to restart in safe mode
  • Tap OK and confirm

Once the device has restarted in Safe Mode, the words Safe Mode will appear on the screen to confirm. Now check if the keyboard works in safe mode.

If it works, then one of the third-party applications you are using may be the culprit. To identify the application that may be causing the problem, you must first understand and then try to disable the applications that you have recently installed. Disable apps one at a time and find out if the keyboard starts working after disabling a particular app. Once you know which application caused the problem, uninstall it.

If you're using a non-working third-party keyboard, you should uninstall that keyboard and try using the standard Android keyboard, or you can try installing another third-party keyboard on the Play Store.

Solution 11: reset to factory settings

If your keyboard still does not work, you should consider resetting the device to the factory settings. By doing so, you will be able to return the device software to its original state when it was removed from the box. It will erase all data from your device and you will also lose any third party applications that you have installed on the device. Be sure to back up all data so you don't lose important data after you reset the device.

  • Access the Settings menu on your device
  • Press Save and reset
  • Check the box that allows you to back up your Google account
  • Press Reset to factory settings
  • Tap Reset

Once the device has been reset to the factory settings, you can try to check if the problem has been solved. You can then restore the data and continue using the device as usual.

The solutions for Unfortunately, the Android keyboard stopped working on most Android devices.

How to Fix Unfortunately the Samsung keyboard has stopped working

If you are using one of the Samsung Galaxy S series or Samsung Galaxy note series devices, you may see the following message "Unfortunately, the Samsung keyboard has stopped working". As we have already pointed out, the aforementioned solutions are effective on all Android devices, and Samsung is no exception.

To fix Unfortunately, the Samsung keyboard no longer works, try the following:

  • Restart the keyboard.
  • Restart your Samsung device.
  • Clear the cache of the keyboard application you are using and if that does not solve the problem, delete the application data.
  • Clear the Dictionary application cache and data.
  • Reset the keyboard settings. Go to Settings> Language & input> Samsung keyboard> Reset settings.
  • Update the software on your device.
  • Some users have solved the problem by disabling the dictionary provider. To do this, go to Settings> Application manager> All tabs, find Dictionary Provider among the applications, press it and click Deactivate.
  • Perform a factory data reset.

One of these solutions will work, and you can get rid of the error with ease.

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