Got here now Lenovo A6010 plus with latest update of android 5.0.2. Here is the problem:

When I go to

GBoard Settings > Dictionary > Add-on dictionaries

I simply look for the language I want to add and mark it. The status changes to Downloading but in a second it goes back to Available again !!! And no downloading starts or language dictionary added.

Google Keyboard comes with the phone and it can't be uninstalled. the problem occurs after updating google keyboard to Gboard (the new google keyboard name). What I tried:

  • Restarting the phone.
  • Allowing unknown source installation
  • Trying same exact steps on another phone on the same wifi and verifying it works (is there anyway to transfer the dictionary after downloading it from one phone to another ?)
  • Trying mobile data and disabling wifi
  • Uninstalling the update and installing it again

I attached some screenshots of the process exactly. Looking forward to any suggestion.

Marking the language to download Automatically stopping the download


I had same phone and same problem, yesterday I have installed Norton clean junk...open it and make clean ,after that I can download any add dictionary.

  • Thanks for answering. Doesn't work though. It seems because this phone comes with old google keyboard and after updating it doesn't accept dictionaries .. as I understand from reading so far, it might be license issue that I don't fully aware of. – Anddo Feb 15 '17 at 8:35

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