With the advent of touch screens on virtually all smartphones, the mechanical keyboard was replaced by the software one, which only appears when it is needed, and thus saves useful space on the screen of the device.
Undoubtedly, this is a convenient way to enter data, but some users of Android suffer from bugs, and, consequently, the keyboard is not displayed when it is most needed. Let’s find out how to solve this problem when it arises.
There may be two reasons why the onscreen Android keyboard doesn’t open on your smartphone or tablet:
However, these problems can be easily solved, let’s tackle both.
The onscreen Android keyboard is not opening at all, or it may open, but not respond to the commands. If the onscreen of your keyboard does not open due to an application error the application itself, first of all, you need to:
Then restart your device If the problem was related to the incorrect operation of the onscreen keyboard, then, the described steps should resolve it. If the keyboard still does not work, check whether it is enabled. To do this, select “Language and input” in the device settings and make sure that the keyboard is checked in the section “Input methods”, it indicates that the selected keyboard is enabled.
If the keyboard is still not working in the normal mode, then this may be a sign of a software breakdown. This can occur due to a conflict of the keyboard application with another installed application. The fact is that third-party applications can make adjustments to the system settings or contain viruses, and this, in turn, can have a negative impact on the work of other programs and onscreen keyboard in particular. If you have installed any new application on your smartphone, and then the onscreen keyboard on your device stopped working, try to remove or disable this application and check the keyboard again.
In the vast majority of cases, these steps will help you to restore the proper operation of the on-screen keyboard of your device. If not, reinstall the keyboard or select third-party onscreen keyboard from the Play Market.
Google Play Market has a large selection of alternative onscreen keyboards both from third-party developers and Google — GBoard. Replacing the standard keyboard for another will not only solve the problem with its running but will also allow you to customize its appearance, use the extended sets of emoticons and different text input modes. The GBoard onscreen keyboard also makes it possible to keep the new words in the cloud to your Google account and use your dictionary for predictive text input on different devices.
We hope that our advice helped you to solve the problem with starting your onscreen keyboard. Let us know in the comments below, what keyboard you use.