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It's very easy - just follow the instructions below: Open Settings/App Management/Gboard/Storage; Then clear up the cache and you are good to go! If it does not work even after this step, you have to follow the exact same instructions but instead of clearing cache you clear data. That is a sure shot method to get it to work, but I do not recommend it ...


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How can I get back to manually switching between languages? Is there a setting I've missed, or do I have to roll back to an earlier version? On the the keyboard options you'll find settings for Languages, Preferences, Theme... and in Text correction you'll find the toggle you're looking for: multilingual typing.


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As you've mentioned, the multilingual suggestions is a new feature in Gboard (ref: Gboard, now available for Android - Official Google Blog. Steps to enable/disable it: Open Gboard's Settings Select Languages Select a language On supported languages, below Language settings, tap Multilingual typing to enable/disable it. When enabled, you can check/uncheck ...


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Try installing the Google application from the Play Store. I disabled the Google App on my phone and the voice commands were gone from the keyboard. When I re-enabled it, the microphone icon was back. Hope that helps.


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Keep in mind that GBoard provides a lot of language specific functionalities like automatic word correction or offline speech recognition. It seems like GBoard downloads these language specific data on first use. For example the directory com.google.android.inputmethod.latin/files/superpacks/delight seems to contain the offline language specific speech ...


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Ok I have just fixed this on my Motorola phone (the problem has just recurred very widely this December 2019). I believe an update has been rolled out to solve the problem so the issue is, how to get your gboard updated if it hasn't happened automatically. "Gboard stopped working" kept popping up on my screen while following through on the process below, so ...


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Remember that current keyboards are a bit different from keyboards from 10-15 years ago. Back then, their main purpose was just typing and writing. With time, emojis and gifs images became features also provided by keyboards, plus learning from your habits. If you have a file explorer that is able to read/view /data/data/com.google.android.inputmethod.latin/...


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You must have uninstalled "google" app. Install that and then in settings go to languageand input option. There you have to select google keyboard and Google Voice.


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Check your contacts. Keyboard will search and suggest contact names.


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When you type in "don't" try holding your finger on "Dont". You should get something along the lines of: Never predict "Dont" again? Press yes, and you should be sorted!


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Ok I have just fixed this on my Motorola phone. I believe an update has been rolled out to solve the problem so the issue is, how to get your gboard updated if it hasn't happened automatically. "Gboard stopped working" kept popping up on my screen while following through on the process below, so I had to keep selecting "ok" every time it popped up, giving ...


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There are two solutions that I found: Microphone icon This has now been moved to the text correction area of the keyboard. Text correction may not be enabled on your device. Enable this by heading to Settings -> Language & input -> Google Keyboard -> Text correction -> Enable "Show correction suggestions." This was roughly mentioned here. Pressing and ...


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The fastest way on Android is to use Calcy IV with the renaming feature enabled, change the settings to the circled numbers and you're good to go.


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While no answer provide's a straight solution, I'd like to add one. This is for Android 5+ Go to settings > language and input > in "keyboards and input methods" submenu click on the keyboard that is active you should now be in a menu with > preferences, advanced, gesture typing options > click on preferences > you'll find a "voice input key" option ...


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Additionally I found under language and input > default there is an "add keyboards" option. In my case "google voice typing" was unchecked for some reason.


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You can do this with Tasker if you are rooted. An explanation is here: http://www.pocketables.com/2012/09/using-tasker-and-external-keyboard-helper-to-better-the-bluetooth-keyboard-experience.html . If you don't want to pay for Tasker, or you are not rooted, I have done something nearly as good with Llama, which is free on the Play Store. Tell Llama to ...


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Several people didn't read the original post. The original poster had tried long-pressing the word to get it to delete, but that didn't work. I know this is an old thread, but I just found it because I had the same problem. I just fixed it by using an idea I got from one of the previous answers. I could delete some words, but not others. I think that you ...


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Android doesn't have a distinction between "text fields" and "text areas" like HTML has. One control, called TextView (or EditText, but they're both the same underlying control) handles all text fields, whether they're editable or not, and whether they're one line or several. That's not to say that every text field behaves the same way. TextView gives the ...


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For Gboard: Just enable longpress for symbols in Gboard settings. Than find textbox and in lower left corner of keyboard switch to symbols, than longpress on some numbers will give you fraction or exponent.


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I just figured it out while trying all possible Gboard settings. Turns out that "block offensive words" was activated for some reason, and apparently the word "hon" is considered offensive in some places. I had no idea it was an offensive word, and either way I'd have thought Gboard was clever enough not to block english offensive words when I'm in "swedish ...


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I agree with Gokul NC and iBug that a special Unicode keyboard (e.g. Unicode Keyboard) is the answer.


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Here is the method to disable GBoard on stock Android phones (Steps for Huawei phones should be pretty similar) Go into Settings and tap on Apps Locate GBoard from the list of apps and tap on it On the next screen tap on the Disable button


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I have just managed to move my Swype dictionary to Gboard and would like to share my technique. Please bear in mind that I am not able to program, so this technique is aimed at novices like myself. I used Android 9 on a Samsung Note 8. I know it looks like a long and complicated process, but that's just because I've broken it down into small steps: if you ...


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No android doesn't saves your custom words from the dictionary of the keyboard in your Google account .Normally default keyboard doesn't automatically sync your personal(custom) dictionary. But you can email it or make backup of it in sdcard . Setting -> Keyboard -> Personal Dictionary OR Setting -> Keyboard -> Keyboard Type(eg HTC Sence Input) -> Personal ...


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My phone is working on 4.1.1 and I downloaded and installed the application, it worked fine. No problems at all. XDA seems to be a reliable source. I used it to type this answer and I'm going to uninstall it as I have paid version of SwiftKey. I'll post a comment whether it uninstalls or not.


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My problem was with the word "too", i had spelled it "t p o" with a "p" in the middle. And i couldn't hold my finger on it till it gave the option to remove it. I kept typing it incorrectly a few times till it showed up in my recently used words, the words that show up on the list above the keyboard when i haven't started typing yet and the cursor is just ...


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What keyboard are you referring to? If you're on the latest google keyboard ( 5.0.25.xxx) then you can turn this on by: settings > Language and Input > Google Keyboard > preferences > Long press for symbols.


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Quick access to Languages menu In the latest versions of gboard the multilingual settings have moved to the Languages submenu which can be quickly accessed by long tapping the SPACE key, and then picking LANGUAGE SETTINGS in the popup that appears (at the very bottom, below the language list). Now, tap each language one by one, and uncheck the ...


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It is quite odd that it isn't syncing across devices. I know that recommending an application may not always be the best solution but I did just try Personal Dictionary Backup on my Xperia XZ running 7.0 and it was able to backup and restore my personal dictionary. Do keep in mind that it backs up to a .dat file on your internal storage. The folders name ...


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With the SwiftKey keyboard navigate to your Numeric keys and long-press the number 5 to get ⅝ as an option.


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