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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by northtower, Dec 27, 2012.

  1. northtower

    northtower Lurker
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    So, has anyone else had an issue with the virtual AND physical keyboard not typing into text field in messaging? Sometimes if I back out to the home screen, turn the screen off, wait for a few minutes and go back into it, then it will work again. But nothing short of those steps, and most times it needs to be p-cycled, since the first fix only works 1 out of 5 times, I'd say.

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  2. doogald

    doogald Extreme Android User

    Yes, this did happen to me once. I'm sorry to say that I have no idea what I did to fix it - I have factory reset the phone several times since then.

    There is an app called SMS Backup & Restore in the market. You could *try* installing that, tapping the button to remove all messages (which, in case it isn't obvious, will erase all of the text messages on your phone), and see if you had a bad message/corrupted data that caused the problem.
  3. Maccabird

    Maccabird Lurker

    I have this same problem. It used to happen about once a week, but recently it happens probably 60% of the time I go to answer a text. It is VERY VERY VERY annoying (especially when I need to answer a text that is an emergency or important [and I can't even go to call the person because of the problem described below]).

    I've had this phone since August 2011. It worked great for a year, but for the past 10 months it has been awful. Slows down to a crawl, heats up, and I have the issue where I try to make a call and it takes 3 minutes for it to process it (and if i hit the call button in the mean time it will call the person twice).

    Anyway, back to the topic in this thread. I have no idea how to fix it. I close the messaging app and reopen it, and that doesn't work. Normally I just get frustrated and put my phone down, and come back later to try and text the person back. I used Swiftkey for a while, and still had the issue. If anyone has a fix, please share it.

    I can't wait to replace this phone. I'm looking at the Galaxy S4. I thought I would be able to get it by early May, but now Verizon isn't suppose to release it until May 30th, and that means I have to put up with my droid 3 for an extra month. Verizon and Motorola make my smart phone experience horrible.

    I just can't wait to sell this thing (although I would feel bad for the person who buys it).



    I orginally said it happens 60% of the time. But from the time i typed the original post to now (which was literally only a few minutes) I got 6 text messages all from different people. I could not reply to any of them. So I would raise that statistic to somewhere around 85%-90% of the time, it will not work properly.
  4. doogald

    doogald Extreme Android User

    This just happened to me earlier this week when I was running the phone stock. One thing I can say is that I was in a low signal area and was receiving several messages at the time. I can also say that when running a custom ROM called Minimoto I *never* see this happen (though, of course, that proves nothing.)

    For what that's worth...
  5. conncr

    conncr Newbie

    I have the same problem(s). I thought it was related to the lack of available memory, so I have been trying out different memory booster/cleaners. They MIGHT help, but so far I haven't seen any real difference in the ability to type. (it isn't just messaging for me, but all typing)

    I just did a factory reset 4 days ago, I did not re-loaded all the programs and kept the stock launcher, but I have already seen the problem reappear.

  6. jaycbrf4

    jaycbrf4 Member

    Same issue here, thought it was SMS Pop-up. But now I know it isn't. Another update to fix all the "little issues" that remain would be nice!

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