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Google keyboard (gboard) keeps crashing, won't go away

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 ...
Jinen Setpal's user avatar
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New Gboard dual language suggestions, how do I disable it?

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 ...
Andrés Sánchez's user avatar
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New Gboard dual language suggestions, how do I disable it?

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 ...
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What storage data does keyboard apps on Android accumulate?

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 ...
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Get rid of setting bar above Gboard keyboard

Disabling "Show suggestion strip" will also remove the setting bar. However, you won't be able to get any word suggestions though.
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Google keyboard (gboard) keeps crashing, won't go away

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 ...
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What storage data does keyboard apps on Android accumulate?

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 ...
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Voice typing absent in gboard

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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Gboard: Is there anyway to switch language by swiping spacebar?

There is no as such settings that enables you the Language switch on the basis of swiping Spacebar. But there are two options you can set in the settings. 1. Enables the Switch Language Key:- It ...
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Tab key on Google Keyboard?

You can insert a tab as follows: Copy from somewhere (I used Simplenote) a tab. Go to Parameters → Dictionaries → Personal dictionaries from the Google Keyboard. Choose your language and click on "...
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Gboard stopped working on Motorola phone

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. "...
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Gboard: Set Custom Unicode Characters on Longpress or Add Custom Keyboard Keys or Layout

For the time being, I found an alternative solution. It's not the solution that I wanted, but it does the job reasonably well. I'm posting it here so it may benefit someone else as well. Gboard ...
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Remove word from autocorrect - Six Android versions and three phones later

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 ...
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How to input ⑮⑭⑬ (unicode symbols with a number in a circle) when typing?

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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Dock Gboard keyboard to the bottom

On the keyboard, click the three dots "..." and click on "Floating" to unfloat/dock
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How to lowercase a region in gboard?

Gboard has a feature for the past 4-5 years that allows to select a word, then pressing the Shift key to change the word's casing. However, during my testing with multiple words or sentences, I found ...
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Gboard doesn't save new words and use my personal dictionary?

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 ...
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How to type fractions like ⅝ in keyboard?

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 ...
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How to input ⑮⑭⑬ (unicode symbols with a number in a circle) when typing?

I agree with Gokul NC and iBug that a special Unicode keyboard (e.g. Unicode Keyboard) is the answer.
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How do I disable google keyboard/gboard?

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 ...
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Bulk word import into Gboard

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 ...
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Keeping Gboard open while multitasking

Well there is a way.. but even if you have your keyboard always open, you'll have to press on the text box of the other app after using youtube to bring it in focus. If you still want to have it ...
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Remove word from autocorrect - Six Android versions and three phones later

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 ...
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Tab key on Google Keyboard?

Short answer I could not find a Tab key native within the Google Keyboard on Android Phone. I suggest two workarounds Your question relates to Google Keep, but these could be applied to other apps. ...
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Backup the system's "Personal Dictionary" on Android 7 and import on different phone?

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 ...
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New Gboard dual language suggestions, how do I disable it?

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 ...
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How to type fractions like ⅝ in keyboard?

With the SwiftKey keyboard navigate to your Numeric keys and long-press the number 5 to get ⅝ as an option. Go to numerical keys in bottom left and long press 1-3, 5 and 7. It will give you options if ...
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Add language to Google Keyboard

Open your keyboard and to to its settings (tap on "Google" icon at the top, then on cog icon). Then go to "Languages" and you'll see a list of all available languages there. My phone has two variants ...
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No more puncuation shortcuts in lollipop google keyboard?

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 > ...
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Gboard Personal Dictionary not working

As noted, special characters may be a problem, but if others have this issue with all shortcuts, clearing Gboard's data (in system settings -> applications -> Gboard) fixed the issue for me.
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