'Why does my Gboard keep stopping?': How to fix a Gboard app that keeps crashing on your Android phone or tablet
- If your
Gboardkeeps stopping while you're trying to type, there could be a number of issues at play.
- To keep Gboard from stopping unexpectedly, make sure that Gboard is set as the default keyboard, is fully updated, and has a clear cache.
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For example, at times, Gboard will stop itself while you're using it. Eventually, it might keep stopping itself to the point where you can't use its keyboard at all.
This error could be due to a variety of causes, but fortunately, there are a few things you can try to get your Android's Gboard back in working order.
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How to stop Gboard from stopping unexpectedly
Make sure Gboard is set as your default keyboard
Gboard needs to be your default keyboard in order for it to work properly. Changing your default keyboard to Gboard might fix the problem. [IMAGE 1]
1. Open your
2. Select "Language and input," and then "Default keyboard."
3. In the pop-up that opens, select Gboard.
Clear Gboard's cache
Clearing Gboard's cache can remove any data or files that might be causing problems with the app's functioning. Try clearing the cache and data from Gboard and see if the problem persists. [IMAGE 2]
1. Open the Settings app and tap "Storage."
2. Select "Internal Storage."
3. Tap "Cached data."
4. You'll be asked if you want to clear the cache for all your apps — press "OK."
Make sure that both Gboard and your Android device are updated
Check to see if your device or the Gboard app have any pending updates. If so, installing those updates might patch any potential bugs in Gboard's code.
1. Open the
2. Under the "Updates" tab, you'll see a list of all your apps that are waiting to be updated. Tap "Update" next to Gboard if it's on the list. If it's not there, it's already been updated.
1. Open the Settings app and select "System."
2. Near the bottom of the System menu, tap "System update."
3. On the next page, you'll be told whether your Android has an update waiting.
Uninstall Gboard and reinstall it
If nothing has worked, try uninstalling the Gboard app itself. Once you reinstall Gboard, it's likely to be back to normal.
To do this:
1. Open your device's Settings, then tap "Apps."
2. Scroll through the list until you find Gboard, then tap on it.
3. Tap "Uninstall." When asked to confirm, tap "OK."
You can then reinstall Gboard through the Google Play store. You might need to set it as your default keyboard again after this.
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