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Gboard (formerly known as Google Keyboard) is a multi-language keyboard app by Google.

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The Play Store, GMS and certain apps break when auto-updating on my old Note 4, requiring `pm uninstall` via ADB to fix. What might the root cause be?

Kind of 90% at the "just concede defeat and see if a factory reset/different ROM will fix it" stage, but before I take the plunge (and hope I didn't miss anything w/ backups), I want to see ...
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Gboard personal dictionary with Bluetooth keyboard

With aid from Android Enthusiasts and Reddit, I was able to bring my Microsoft Word Autocorrect shortcuts from my Windows 10 desktop into my Gboard personal dictionary on Android. I see, now, that ...
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Gboard: How to define word in Personal Dictionary when keyboard doesn't use roman alphabet?

When adding a entry into personal dictionary, what do you set as the "input shortcut" when your keyboard doesn't use the roman alphabet? I use a Traditional Chinese Cangjie keyboard (which ...
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Google keyboard does not capitalize "i" automatically

I use gboard on my Android OnePlus 9R phone. It seems to have stopped capitalizing the "I" letter suddenly. I checked the settings and autocorrect is indeed on. It automatically does ...
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Prevent keyboard layout change on Google Translate

The title is self explanatory, but since stackexchange won't allow an empty body, let's be redundant: Google Translate changes my Gboard layout according to the input language. Might be ideal under ...
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Gboard keeps changing itself to AZERTY

This started happening recently. My keyboard keeps changing itself to AZERTY-Francais-Afrique layout, and I don't know how to make it stop. Samsung Galaxy J7. Android 7.1.1
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How to stop Gboard from trying to 'update your typing experience'?

Since a recent upgrade, Gboard started to show notifications saying "Updating your typing experience". I have all network access of Gboard blocked with the NetGuard firewall, have all data-...
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Do any versions of Google's "Voice Typing" work completely offline?

Do any versions of Google's "Voice Typing" work completely offline? Note that when I specify "completely offline", I mean with absolutely no data sent to Google or other parties.
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Gboard keyboard suggest second language even though I added only one language

I use GBoard and have set English as my only language. But it shows auto-completion suggestions in both Hindi (transliteration) and English to me. I don't type in Hindi so I find it really annoying ...
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Problem with GBoard Keyboard in combination with pinned Whatsapp Voices

I have a very annoying problem in combination with Whatsapp an GBoard. I used a Poco X3 before which was quite buggy and I was hoping it was only a problem with it - but no: I own a freshly installed ...
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Google voice typing not separated when using GBoard App

In earlier days, two years back I suppose, no matter which keyboard app I used, there was a separate voice typing keyboard app from Google which looked like this: When I used the voice typing built-...
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Multilingual Gboard [duplicate]

I have an issue with my Gboard. My phone system language is English, however I often use Russian (my native language) and German (as I currently live here). I've added a German keyboard and enabled ...
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How can one increase the number of suggestions for the next words in Google Keyboard?

I wonder how one can increase the number of suggestions for the next words in Google Keyboard. By default, only three words are shown (a, the and one in the screenshot below): I use Android 10 with ...
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Open keyboard when a new screen opens while selecting a text

On Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus when some applications were opening a dialog box and simultaneously select a text in an input field of that dialog box, the Gboard keyboard (that has been my input method) ...
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How to dictate single letters and number to Android?

at the job we routinely use a web application through our smartphones and on one of its screens we have to input the chassis number of cars, technically called V.I.N.. Just to let you know, a likely ...
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In GBoard, how can I set multilingual input for English and Swiss German?

The majority of my phone useage happens in either English or Swiss German, and I switch between these languages frequently, even within the same conversation. In GBoard settings, I see the following ...
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How do I keep voice to text active in gboard? Even during silences

I often use gboard's text to speech to do voice typing. However, every time I pause speaking for a few seconds, I have to reactivate this feature by click the microphone on the keyboard. How do I keep ...
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Auto-correct highlighting instead of bolding

Running Android version 11, this change happened very recently with a new patch. Now instead of autocorrect bolding the center word it will correct mine to, it highlights it. This is extremely ...
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Why doesn't dictation work on GBoard in incognito mode?

My impression was that GBoard dictation works completely locally. https://ai.googleblog.com/2019/03/an-all-neural-on-device-speech.html If that's the case, how come it does not work when I go ...
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How do I add new text to speech entries using Gboard?

I was using SwiftKey prior to this but I switched over to Gboard because it has better voice recognition when using speech to text. Something got changed in SwiftKey recently and the quality of speech-...
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Remove recently used emojis from Gboard

After switching from Samsung S7 Edge to Poco X3 NFC, although both on Android, I can't figure out how to remove recently used emojis, which is on Gboard. I searched a lot but nothing related to Poco ...
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Creating a line break using Gboard on Signal and other apps

I want to be able to create a line break while using Gboard on Google Pixel 3X. This will allow me to start a new paragraph while using Signal or another app. Any ideas here?
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No spell checker is showing (English)

I'm using this phone: https://www.infinixmobility.com/smartphone/smart-5/specs But I don't see any spell checker in it. In Settings > System > Languages & input > Spell checker, It should ...
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Whenever I tap the empty space below the spacebar, while using Chrome, the keyboard closes unexpectedly

Ok, so this has to be the most annoying thing for me about Android phones. If you look at my screenshot, I've circled the empty space below the keyboard. I am ALWAYS accidentally tapping this empty ...
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Add standard Romanian keyboard with diacritics to Gboard

Is it somehow possible to install a Gboard keyboard layout for Romanian that has the diacritics ă â î ș ț as separate keys? Other keyboard apps have it, but not Gboard. The ones that are called ...
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How to disable Shift + Space to change language on Android?

I am using Android 11 (Build Number RP1A.201005.004.A1) on a Google Pixel 2 XL with an external BlueTooth keyboard (Logitech K480). In my normal typing on a desktop or a laptop, I am very used to ...
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Is there anyway to make any other keyboard quick prediction insert like Swift Key?

I love swiftkey I use it as my main keyboard typing layout. It autocorrects words like rhe->the automatically when you hit space. It is called quick prediction insert. Is there any way to get this ...
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GBoard app: Initializing of voice-to-text takes forever

I use GBoard on my Poco X3 and the keyboard sporadically takes forever to initialize when using Voice Typing. Sometimes it's fast, sometimes it isnt. Sometimes it shows "initializing" and ...
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One keyboard two languages using Gboard [duplicate]

Consider this, I want to add two languages on one keyboard with Gboard: English and French for QWERTY (English) keyboard. I open the settings but can't add language to the existing keyboard. (only ...
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Getting rid of one of the second keyboard dropdown suggestion list

I just got the google Pixel 4a 5g. See the screenshot: there are 2 suggestions lists: the horizontal one just above the keyboard (where it says "GIF") and this black dropdown. I find it ...
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What storage data does keyboard apps on Android accumulate?

On my Android phone I have installed the Gboard keyboard. After some small use, I see that it has accumulated 20 MB of data! Why can a keyboard app accumulate 20MB of data?
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"Gboard Recording, therefore WhatsApp Temporarily unable to record." error message

I have a Realme phone. The following error message shows up every time I make a WhatsApp call, and I can't hear the caller GboardRecording, therefore WhatsAppTemporarily unable to record. Is there ...
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Keeping Gboard open while multitasking

I'm using an Android 10 Samsung device that supports multitasking using pop-up windows. I'm trying to type on the main window with a YouTube window in the foreground. The keyboard keeps closing ...
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flash tool for Huawei HiSilicon hi6250 Kirin 650 (locked)

Unable to access my phone after a factory reset, because the Gboard doesn't work and I can't type my email and such, I've tried every possible solution I could find to no avail is there a flash tool ...
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Why does GBoard have inconsistent "space to use autocorrect"?

My GBoard is having so many issues with how it autocorrects next work suggestions. Generally if I hit space bar it automatically inserts the suggested word from the suggested word row above the ...
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Does gboard have a key to switch keyboard apps?

I am looking for a way to quickly switch between keyboard apps while using gboard. My phone is a redmi 5. For e.g if I am writing a message I prefer gboard. But when I have to write code I want to ...
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Word endings / plural

In many languages word endings are adjusted. E.g. the plural s in English. (In other languages there are often many more.) GBoard often doesn't suggest these variations. E.g. when I tap on the word ...
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Keep getting strange words in Google Keyboard's dictionary

I keep getting strange words getting predicted by Google Keyboard's dictionary. I know I've never used them and doubt they would've come with the keyboard. One example is "Lync". I think ...
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Change Gboard microphone input

[ So when I clicked the microphone button on my Gboard, Pixel 2, it used to come up as pictures 1&2. Now, this changed today, when I click the microphone, the keyboard goes away, and screenshot #...
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Gboard: Set Custom Unicode Characters on Longpress or Add Custom Keyboard Keys or Layout

On Gboard, when I long-press the "a" character, for example, I can see some other "a" characters pop up which have different marks or diacritics on them. By using long-press, I am able to easily type ...
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Remove "Google" appearing on Gboard spacebar

Very recently Gboard updated adding an ugly and distracting "Google" on top of the spacebar. How do I disable this?
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How to change the primary Gboard language

I just set up a new phone and had to type something in Hebrew but hadn't yet actually set up the extra Hebrew keyboard. Instead, I ended up setting my Gboard default to Hebrew, and I cannot figure out ...
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Dock Gboard keyboard to the bottom

I think Android pushed an update on to my Pixel 3 phone running Android 10, and now the Gboard keyboard is small and floats around. How do I dock the Gboard keyboard at the bottom of the screen?
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Offset Android Keyboard

I'm making an installation using Android (Bliss Os). For getting the recognizable android keyboard that everybody knows I installed GBoard. Everything worked fine except that my keyboard misses half ...
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Using Gboard's phone layout on a tablet (or vice versa)

I use Gboard on a phone and a tablet. My preferred language is Maltese. With exactly the same settings, I get two different layouts. In particular, there's a missing button on the tablet that comes ...
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Disable Ability to Change Language with Spacebar

I have a Pixel 4 with Android 10. I am new to Android. I use both English and Spanish. I want to be able hold down the Spacebar to enter the mode where I can move the cursor around. But when I ...
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What are the privacy downsides to using Google's Gboard keyboard for Android?

For several reasons, I do what I can to avoid using Google products. But I do currently use the Android OS (at least for now). One thing I like about Android is being able to use any keyboard app ...
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How can I sync the Google keyboard's clipboard with Android's clipboard?

How can I sync the Google keyboard's clipboard with Android's clipboard? Google keyboard's clipboard: Android's clipboard: I use Samsung Galaxy S9 with Android S9.
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Motorola G5 GBoard Issues

I've been having the same GBoard issues as a lot of other people , but I have been locked out of my phone because I powered it down and need to type in password to get into my phone. Any ideas as to ...
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Gboard stopped working on Motorola phone

Gboard stopped working on Motorola phone - I cannot type as no keyboard appears data amd cache say 0. I have tried various methods suggested, but still no keyboard appears when a cursor appears in a ...
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