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Discussion in 'Android Apps & Games' started by PGB1213, Oct 21, 2019.

  1. PGB1213

    PGB1213 Member
    Thread Starter

    Hi All!
    I have a ZTE Maven with Android 5.1 on AT&T.
    I picked a keyboard form the Play Store & set it as the keyboard to use. (Settings - Language & inputs)

    After I re-start the phone, the keyboard being used goes back to the stock keyboard. I can re-choose the new keyboard, but another re-boot sends the stock keyboard back as the one being used. Every Time!

    Thinking it may be a glitch to that particular keyboard app., I tried several keyboards. They all do the same thing.

    Do you know of a setting I may have to change to let the selected keyboard remain as the default?

    Thanks For Helping!
    Paul
     



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  2. Dannydet

    Dannydet Extreme Android User

    ZTE may have it locked down when doing a restart. Other than rooting the device, you'll most likely have to live with it as is
     
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  3. PGB1213

    PGB1213 Member
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    Thank You DannyDet for taking time to reply.
    One detail I forgot to mention was that I had to do a factory reset on the phone and the keyboard I used to use isn't available any more, so these are new downloads.
    The old keyboard (before the reset) would, indeed, stay selected.
    I wonder if I just got several non-compatible keyboards.

    Thanks Again for taking time to reply,
    Paul
     
  4. Dannydet

    Dannydet Extreme Android User

    Keep in mind a factory reset will set the phone to its factory settings, you would lose everything you had installed. You would have to reinstall or install a keyboard of your own choosing.
     
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  5. PGB1213

    PGB1213 Member
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    Keep in mind a factory reset will set the phone to its factory settings, you would lose everything you had installed. You would have to reinstall or install a keyboard of your own choosing.

    That's the goofy part- I had already re-installed apps. Before the nuke-and-pave, the aftermarket keyboard would stay selected. Now, no keyboard stays selected after a re-start. it always goes back to the Google keyboard.
    I looked in App Manager to see if I could disable the stock keyboard, but it is not on the list.
     
  6. GameTheory

    GameTheory Android Expert

    There's some general instructions in this link to set a default third party keyboard for most android versions.
    "Your experience may be slightly different, but the general steps still apply."

    https://www.androidcentral.com/how-set-default-keyboard-your-android-phone
     
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  7. PGB1213

    PGB1213 Member
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    Thank You Game Theory for the link. The directions are quite clear. I'll save them so when next I have to do this, I won't have to fumble around!

    I think I figured out the de-selecting problem. (Key words are "I Think".)
    When I moved a keyboard from SD card storage to Phone storage, it seems to stay selected. Well, at least so far...

    Thanks Again DannyDet & Game Theory for taking your time to help me out and for the great tips!
     
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