Google Pinyin Input is an input method (IME) for Chinese.

It keeps asking me for Google account permission.

I deny it all the time, but it always comes back and asks again when I reboot (which is quite often). The IME works perfectly without that permission.

Question: How to deny the permission once for all?

  • I have a Nexus 5 with Android 7.1.2 / LineageOS 14.1-20170718.
  • It always pops up one request for each of the Google accounts I have configured in the Gmail app. I never use pinyin in Gmail.

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I had this problem. I'd half installed Pinyin so continual prompting for a login account. Go to Google play store and search for Google Pinyin Input. When that appeared there was an option to uninstall it (because it had already been installed).

  • So, what is the procedure to solve the problem? Uninstall and then install again? (I still want to use it) Thanks! Commented Jan 9, 2018 at 3:03
  • Uninstalling helped. I don't know how it had been installed to my device (I only installed Turkish lately), but I don't need it so removing was the best option. @NicolasRaoul I guess the app requires that access for something (probably to propose personalized word suggestions - I dunno) - so likely there's no way to just disable the permissions request forever.
    – scadge
    Commented Aug 27, 2018 at 16:21
  • I don't see why you would need it installed unless you can read Chinese.
    – Patrick
    Commented Oct 19, 2019 at 17:55
  • Thanks! This happened to me too. It is very confusing to continually get these permission requests. I did not install it and it has been a problem since getting the phone. Commented Feb 22, 2021 at 3:49

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