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Trouble with virtual keyboard since i accidentally uninstalled gboard

Discussion in 'Android Apps & Games' started by Matthew Meehan, Jul 5, 2019.

  1. Matthew Meehan

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    I accidentally uninstalled gboard and now all that shows up when i go to type or text, is the google voice telling me to tap to type. When I try to change the keyboard it is grayed out and i cannot select or deselect keyboards. Help!!!
     

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  2. Telyx

    Telyx Well-Known Member

    Go to Play Store, tap Categories, tap Tools, then scroll down and tap Show All. Scroll down until you find Gboard.
     
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  3. Steven58

    Steven58 Recognized Incompetent Moderator
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  4. Matthew Meehan

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    I have reinstalled it but the issue still persists
     
  5. Steven58

    Steven58 Recognized Incompetent Moderator
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    Go into settings > General Management > Language and input > Default Keyboard. Select Gboard. You should be good, then.
     
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  6. Matthew Meehan

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    this is the part im having trouble with. It is grayed out and i cant select anything
     
  7. Steven58

    Steven58 Recognized Incompetent Moderator
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    Try installing a different keyboard to see if that is still grayed out. If so, you may have to do a factory data reset.
     
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  8. Hadron

    Hadron Smoke me a kipper...
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    Just to check, two questions:

    1) What was the default keyboard on your phone when you first got it?

    2) Are you rooted?

    If the answers to these are "Gboard" and "Yes" then do not do a factory reset. If you have removed the keyboard from the ROM (which requires root) then a reset won't help. If you have not then it should, though it's a pain.
     
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  9. Matthew Meehan

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    1. Swiftkey 2. No. I could do a data reset but before i go through that i want to make sure there is nothing else i can do. Is there anything else i can do?
     
  10. Hadron

    Hadron Smoke me a kipper...
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    Your phone came with SwiftKey pre-installed? What model is it?

    Seriously I'd try some of the other suggestions here, like installing another keyboard. Something to make it recognise that something important has changed.
     
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  11. ocnbrze

    ocnbrze DON'T PANIC!!!!!!!!!

    maybe even just a simple reboot might help as well.
     
  12. Matthew Meehan

    Thread Starter

    tried that
     
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  13. Matthew Meehan

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    It's a huawei p8 lite 2017. I have tried that and it didnt work
     

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