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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by cable_guy, Dec 3, 2013.

  1. cable_guy

    cable_guy Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    hi all,

    since I installed KitKat OTA on my Stock N4, occasionally when I open a program which requires keyboard input, e.g. WhatsApp or Messaging, the keyboard buttons appear to press but no input is entered into the dialog box.

    I can workaround by manipulating the app a little bit, e.g. going out of the message and back into it. But pressing the home key and relaunching the app (from memory) does NOT fix it.

    Very very annoying indeed, does anyone have any advice for a fix for me please?

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  2. SiempreTuna

    SiempreTuna Android Expert

    That is strange.

    Do you have the latest versions of the keyboard and the apps that have problems?

    In Settings .. Apps .. All you could try uninstalling updates then restarting the phone: that ought to check for the latest versions again. Maybe try the keyboard app first.
  3. cable_guy

    cable_guy Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    Ah that's interesting, I would never of thought of doing that....

    I assume you mean hit "uninstall updates" on the below screen? then just reboot ?


    P.s......the keyboard app is 32MB!? that seems a lot!!
  4. codesplice

    codesplice Elite Recognized Moderator

    You'll notice that half of that 32MB is "Data" - dictionaries, prediction, possibly offline voice recognition data, etc. But yes, uninstalling updates should do it.

    Alternatively, you could try booting the phone in safe mode to make sure there isn't any third-party software conflicting with the keyboard somehow.
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  5. lion7718

    lion7718 Android Enthusiast

    Damn, didn't know this even existed. :p
  6. John Bean

    John Bean Happy Wanderer

    That makes (at least!) two of us.

    Always learning, just as it should be :)
  7. codesplice

    codesplice Elite Recognized Moderator

    That's what I'm here for :D

    And really, I'd bet that the majority of Android users as well as a lot of power users or enthusiasts don't know (or have forgotten) about Safe Mode. It can be very handy for trying to track down application issues.
  8. SiempreTuna

    SiempreTuna Android Expert

    .. or like me, were vaguely aware it existed but had no idea to get into it ;)
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  9. cable_guy

    cable_guy Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    hi all, sorry to say but uninstalling keyboard updates and rebooting did not fix my problem!

    Almost every time I open a text message from a notification , it is like the keyboard is not enabled, until I click back to the inbox of the application e.g. WhatsApp or SMS and enter the message again, then it works. Any ideas please this is majorly frustrating even making me think about wiping it
  10. codesplice

    codesplice Elite Recognized Moderator

    Did you happen to try out Safe Mode to see if it made any difference? That should at least identify whether it's an issue with the OS or with a third-party application.

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