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Every day or two, my swype keyboard turns into a black area. There are no keys or anything. Just a black area, and I have to change input mode to samsung keyboard and then back to Swype to get it working again. This is really annoying . any one else had the same issue ?

I am using a Samsung Galaxy Note (Android version: 2.3.6, N7000XXLA4) that came with Swype pre-loaded.

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  • Could be related to the Note's larger screen resolution. How did you install Swype? Did you side-load it manually (from your older phone perhaps) or via Swype Installer from beta.swype.com/android/get the normal way? Do you have the latest version of the beta? Have you tried completely un-installing Swype and re-installing it?
    – Chahk
    Commented Feb 8, 2012 at 11:46
  • It had swype pre-installed. Earlier i was using galaxy s and it too had swype. I have never installed swype from beta.swype.com
    – rfsk2010
    Commented Feb 8, 2012 at 11:48
  • If it came pre-loaded, you may not be able to upgrade it to latest version unless you root the Note and get rid of the (possibly old and buggy) pre-installed version.
    – Chahk
    Commented Feb 8, 2012 at 11:56
  • Ok. thanks for that. I think I shall wait for the ICS update then :-)
    – rfsk2010
    Commented Feb 8, 2012 at 12:01

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This may be a symptom of the Swype application data becoming corrupted following a hardware upgrade.

To resolve this, go into Settings > Manage Applications > All > Swype and clear the application data. Then force the Swype service to restart.

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  • hi lisa, thanks for your answer. Yes i did that and used it a couple of times,. havent seen the issue yet. Will see if it crops up again for a couple of days,. if not i will accept your answer. thanks again
    – rfsk2010
    Commented May 29, 2012 at 13:28
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I am having this same problem on my HTC thunderbolt. The way to fix it is to go into settings - applications and then stop the swype application. After you can set your keyboard to swype again and it will work. There is probably a bug in the newest version.

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  • Yes. Thats what I do as well. Its very annoying as it happens very often now. I am so waiting for the ICS update.
    – rfsk2010
    Commented Feb 21, 2012 at 15:51
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In Motorola Atrix 2, when swype keyboards freezes, I simply keep pressing on the keyboard area, so a popup notice tells the aplication will force closure. That is a quick way to make the keyboard restart and work.

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