I'm running CM6 on a Motorola Droid.

Every now and then (at least once a day), my keyboard will revert from Swype back to the Stock Android Keyboard and I have switch back to the Swype keyboard to be able to use it again.

And sometimes (at least once every other day), the Swype keyboard will be completely disabled and I have to go back into Settings --> Keyboards and re-enable Swype.

This is starting to get really annoying. Any suggestions?

  • What happens if you try other alternative keyboard? Do you lose them as well or is it just Swype?
    – Lie Ryan
    Commented Oct 30, 2010 at 7:07
  • @Lie Good suggestion, I'll try that
    – Bryan Denny
    Commented Oct 30, 2010 at 13:39
  • I've not seen this behavior. Then again, it IS a beta.
    – ale
    Commented Jan 7, 2011 at 19:21

4 Answers 4


I believe this problem was caused by having Swype installed to the SD card. Moving Swype back to the phone's internal storage seems to have fixed the problem.

Settings-->Applications-->Manage Applications-->Swype-->Select "move to phone"
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    It's so irritating to see the OS differentiating between storage locations. Commented Nov 7, 2010 at 21:35
  • I want to be able to install anywhere, always.
    – Pitto
    Commented May 3, 2011 at 15:41

Good question... I'm experiencing this currently although the app is already living on my phone. A quick fix for me seems to be un-selecting Swype as the alternative keyboard (see steps below) and then re-selecting it. Then I will then have to reset Swype (i.e. long-press in a text field, select Input Method and select Swype).

Settings > Language & Keyboard > Swype

Just a suggestion: is it possible that you have Swype on the kill list in your task killer?

(NOTE: I have a Droid as well, and have not experienced this. I do not run a task killer though. Also, I could not live without Swype.)

  • No, I do not run a task killer.
    – Bryan Denny
    Commented Oct 28, 2010 at 14:15

Try relicensing it. That has worked for me in the past.

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