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Fix: Samsung Keyboard keeps stopping

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Samsung Keyboard is, thanks to Samsung’s efforts, slowly becoming the most useful stock app on the device. Nonetheless, while it is getting a stylistic revamp on the latest iterations of OneUI, some users report functionality issues. It seems that the Samsung Keyboard keeps stopping for some users. Learn how to fix this without too much hassle with the steps below.

Why does my Samsung Keyboard keep stopping?

If your Samsung Keyboard keeps stopping, make sure to reset settings and update the app. If that doesn’t help, clearing the cache and data is the next step. Finally, you can try an alternative APK version of the Samsung Keyboard in order to avoid further issues with the current one.

1. Reset Samsung Keyboard settings

Firstly, make sure to reset the keyboard settings and then ensure that it is up-to-date. The majority of affected users resolved the problem by updating the app from the About section within the Keyboard settings.

Follow these instructions to reset the Samsung Keyboard:

  1. Open Settings.
  2. Choose System.
  3. Select Language & input.
  4. Tap the Virtual keyboard.
  5. Select Samsung Keyboard.
  6. Now, locate and select the Reset Settings option.
  7. Once you’ve done that, open the About section.
  8. Update the keyboard if updates are available and reboot your device.

2. Clear cache and data

Alternatively, you probably would want to clear the locally stored cache and data from the Samsung Keyboard app. Once you do that, make sure to reboot your device.

Follow these instructions to clear cache and data:

  1. Open Settings.
  2. Choose Apps.
  3. Open App Manager.
  4. Locate Samsung Keyboard on the list and open it.
  5. Choose Storage.
  6. Clear cache and data. Then reboot your device.

3. Uninstall Samsung Keyboard updates

The next thing to do is to uninstall Samsung Keyboard updates and, by doing so, restart the app to factory values.

Follow these steps to uninstall Samsung Keyboard updates:

  1. Go back to Settings > Apps > Samsung keyboard.
  2. Tap on Uninstall.
  3. Reboot your device and update the app again from the Galaxy Store.

4. Install an older version of the Samsung Keyboard

On the other hand, if moving forward with iterations isn’t helpful, going backwards (downgrading) might bring the resolution. You can do so by downloading the APK and installing it on your device.

  1. Navigate to APKMirror and download an older APK version of the Samsung Keyboard. Alternatively, you can try any other version except the one currently installed on your device.
  2. Uninstall updates before installing the APK.
  3. Allow app installation from external sources.
  4. Install APK, reboot, and look for improvements.

5. Switch to an alternative keyboard

Finally, if none of the previous steps helped you address the issue at hand and the Samsung Keyboard keeps stopping, consider using an alternative. In the meantime, Samsung should address the problem so you can get back to the stock app without problems.

Just install an alternative app and navigate to Settings > Language & input > Virtual keyboard and select it. We recommend Gboard or Swift.

With that said, we can conclude this article. Thank you for reading and don’t forget to tell us whether the steps we provided here helped you address the issue. You can do that in the comments section below.

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Aleksandar Ognjanovic

Managing editor at Mobile Internist. @lemmingspain My fascination with mobile technology, particularly Android and iOS, began years ago and continues today. I'm captivated by the constant evolution in the smartphone industry and its impact on our daily lives, always anticipating the next big innovation. That’s the main reason why I found myself writing instructive content on the subject for users who are not as familiar with all the bells and whistles.