It’s not a good day when your keyboard bails on you. Smartphones are a great device and a necessity for our day-to-day activities. Without it, our day seems a little blah. Smartphones have taken over our lives and have become an integral part of our lives. And when a fault occurs in our smartphones, we tend to get upset and disappointed. You rarely come across an error saying ‘Unfortunately Android keyboard has stopped’ working. And when you do, you might end up getting frustrated with your smartphone acting up!
It’s not every day you come across the error ‘Unfortunately Android keyboard has stopped’ but when you do, it won’t be easy to get rid of it or to fix it. And as of today’s fast, paced lifestyle and how fast social media is growing, we know how important keyboard functionality is for us. It is almost difficult to work around or live without keyboard functionality.
Good thing is that the Android keyboard is built separately, so it can be controlled. You can replace your default keyboard with other third-party apps on the market without disrupting your smartphone. But, here are some of the fixes you can try to get rid of the error ‘Unfortunately Android keyboard has stopped’, fix your keyboard and return to messaging.
Unfortunately, the Android keyboard has Stopped working Fixes
Restart your Device
A reboot is always a great option and it never goes wrong. Either reboot your device or reboot your keyboard. It can be very effective in solving the issue and can be a great fix to get rid of the error ‘Unfortunately Android keyboard has stopped’.
There might be some cases that it will work for some time but the issue will return later. But, still, a quick and easy fix if you ask me. To know how you can reboot your keyboard, follow the steps mentioned below.
Step 1: Go to the settings of your smartphone.
Step 2: Scroll down to the Apps section.
Step 3: Select the App manager and click on the ‘All’ tabs.
Step 4: Now, select the Android keyboard option and click on the force stop option.
Step 5: Close the settings tab and check if your keyboard works.
If this doesn’t work, try rebooting your device. The app may have some issues. Such simple glitches can be fixed easily by rebooting your device. As I mentioned above, it’s not a permanent solution but an easy fix.
Clearing the cache data is another one of the best solutions. Removing the files left behind after you delete an app can help you remove the bugs or the issues disrupting the keyboard functionality. And worry not, as deleting cache data won’t delete your important data or information from your device.
To clear the cache data, follow the steps mentioned below:
Step 1: Go to the settings of your device.
Step 2: Scroll down to the Apps section and locate the App manager.
Step 3: Now, click on the ‘All’ tabs.
Step 4: Locate the keyboard you are using. Tab on it to open it.
Step 5: Click on the Clear Cache and then click on clear data.
Step 6: Click OK to confirm.
Once the cache data is removed, restart your device and check if the error ‘Unfortunately Android keyboard has stopped working’ has been resolved and your keyboard is working.
Update your Device
There might be a case where the last update may have some bugs. These bugs can cause the keyboard error ‘Unfortunately Android keyboard has stopped’. You might have to consider updating your device to the latest Android version. And in the case of the keyboard, if you are using a third-party app, you might consider updating that too to the newest version.
To update your device, follow the steps mentioned below.
Step 1: Go to the setting and scroll down to System.
Step 2: Locate System update and click on it.
Step 3: Check for updates.
Step 4: If there is an update, update your device
Now, wait for your device to be updated to the newest Android version.
To update your third-party keyboard app, follow the steps mentioned below:
Step 1: Navigate to the menu.
Step 2: Search for Play Store.
Step 3: Click on your profile icon located at the top right corner.
Step 4: Click on the ‘Manage apps and device’ option.
Step 5: Now, look for the app and update it.
Now, check if your keyboard works.
Uninstall and Re-install the app.
If none of the options above help, you might have to uninstall and reinstall the app.
To do so, follow the steps mentioned below:
Step 1: Go to the Play store.
Step 2: Search for the app you are using. Click on it.
Step 3: Click on the uninstall button. Wait for it to get uninstalled.
Step 4: Once the app is uninstalled, download and install the app again.
If you wish to replace the app you are using, simply uninstall the app and follow the steps below.
Step 1: Go to the Play store and search for an Android keyboard.
Step 2: Download and install the app whichever you find to be the best one depending on your needs and apps features.
Step 3: Click on Yes when prompted to make it your default device keyboard.
Now, check if your keyboard works fine,
If none of the solutions mentioned above helps, then you should consider a factory reset of your device. The factory reset will delete all your data. It will be best if you take a backup of your data and then go ahead with the factory reset option. This will make your phone look brand new and will fix the error ‘Unfortunately Android keyboard has stopped’.
To perform a factory reset, follow the steps mentioned below:
Step 1: Go to the settings.
Step 2: Scroll down to System settings.
Step 3: Click on the Backup and reset option.
Step 4: If you haven’t created a backup, click on the ‘backup my data’ option and wait for the backup to be completed.
Step 5: Once done, click on the ‘factory data reset’ option.
It will take some time. Once it’s completed, your device will restart automatically.
I hope the above-mentioned solutions worked for you. If it did, do let us know in the comment section below.
Experiencing difficulties with your Device, check out our “How To” page on how to resolve some of these issues.