I used to use 3 languages in my keyboard English Chinese and Filipino, using it by just sliding the spacebar; however recently this feature disappeared. I can't change language anymore even tho 3 languages in settings. please help

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    What device, Android version, and keyboards are you using?
    – Andrew T.
    Commented Apr 13, 2015 at 8:50
  • thank you Andrew T. Samsung keyboard android version 4.4.2
    – cotton LV
    Commented May 20, 2015 at 17:08

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Try disable all accessibility services. It may be a security measure to prevent malicious apps from changing keyboard without user interaction, since an accessibility services can automate the process without the user knowing.

  • actually accessibility features are off .
    – cotton LV
    Commented May 20, 2015 at 17:10
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    I can confirm this works in Android 4.4.4. Note you must disable the services, not individual accessibility features. pcadvisor.co.uk/how-to/google-android/… shows the basic idea, but the appearance will vary. Just look for the Accessibility section of settings, then Services within that. Commented Nov 8, 2015 at 2:34
  • @ballzak, do you have any proof that there is such a security feature? Commented Feb 24, 2016 at 12:32
  • @MaksimDmitriev Only circumstantial. I''l update my answer.
    – ballzak
    Commented Feb 24, 2016 at 15:13
  • Thats the answer, worked for me Commented Feb 4, 2017 at 21:16

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