I can't seem to be able to enable my Gboard from the virtual keyboards menu. I've tried everything from clearing cache, to uninstalling it and re-downloading it. I even downloaded the older version "Google Keyboard" and it's the same problem. How can i resolve this?


Try these troubleshooting steps:

  1. Restart phone
  2. Clear Cache
  3. Uninstall Updates (for gboard app, if any - the three dots menu and uninstall updates)
  4. Force stop
  5. Uninstall App
  6. Reinstall app

Next try this:

  1. Go to keyboard settings
  2. Disable all other keyboards (except stock)
  3. Try to select gboard
  4. If still doesn't work, with all the other keyboards unselected, now try the original 6 steps and try again

If it still doesn't work:

  • Restart your phone in safe mode, try again

Finally, as a last resort, try this:

  • Factory restart phone (after backing everything up)
  • I have tried all that and none of it has worked. I don't want to factory reset just yet. I'm still trying to see if I might find something that works
    – Keeb
    Jun 28 '19 at 22:23
  • There may be a conflict with another app. Yesterday I couldn't get swiftkey to work on my new phone. But when I removed a conflicting app, it worked just fine. Jun 29 '19 at 2:37

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