While Android may be the most used operating system for mobile phones, with such popularity and usage comes a variety of bugs whether it be from a third party or the system itself.

No one can deny that bugs are annoying but one of the most hated of all may be some bug related to your virtual keyboard. Virtual keyboards are one of; if not the most important aspects of a mobile phone and bugs related to your keyboard are guaranteed to spoil your mood.

Have you ever got the error like… Unfortunately, Android keyboard has stopped, and couldn’t understand how to fix Android keyboard has stopped warning that’s reoccurring.

In this article, we will be discussing the various reasons this could be happening and potential fixes for such errors.

Fix Android Keyboard has stopped

Reasons For This Error

You could be receiving this error for a variety of reasons, but the major ones may include the system cache, the keyboard’s cache or autocorrect, the clipboard or other features having issues, and so on.

It doesn’t matter if you are using the default Android keyboard, Gboard by Google, a keyboard developed by the mobile company for their specific mobile phones, or any other third-party keyboard, these problems will affect the active keyboard regardless.

How To Fix Android Keyboard Has Stopped Error?

There are several ways to fix this error and we will be going over them one by one, we encourage you to follow along with these fixes.

but before we move on to discuss various ways to resolve this issue first we need to find out if Android Keyboard is your default keyboard or if have you set any third-party custom Keyboard as default which is creating such issues.

Find Your Active Keyboard

To fix this error, first, we will need to identify which keyboard is the active one on your device. If you don’t know which keyboard you are currently using, then follow the steps below.

Step 1 – Launch Settings and look for the “Languages and Input” tab.

In android settings, this particular tab is placed inside either the “System” tab or “Additional Settings” tab or something entirely different, but it’s always near the very bottom, so that’s probably where you will find it.

Step 2 – Find your active keyboard

In the “Languages and Input” tab, you will have to look for your currently active keyboard, which is often at the very top so it shouldn’t be that difficult.

1. Force Stop Default Keyboard

This is one of the first things you should do whenever an app or service is misbehaving, forcing stop does actually resolve the issue most of the time since it restarts the application over and stops all the previous processes.

To force-stop your keyboard, follow the steps below.

Step 1 – Launch “Settings” and look for the “Applications” menu

Enter settings and look for the applications tab which is often situated in the lower half of the android settings.

Step 2 – Look for the “Android Keyboard (AOSP)”

The default Android Keyboard (AOSP) is a system application for every android smartphone, so it’s the app we are looking for.

Step 3 – Force Stop

After finding the application, all you have to do is click on force stop and you’re done.

2. Force Stop Third-Party Keyboard

If you are using a third-party application as your active keyboard instead of the default one, you’ll have to force-stop that application. The steps for doing so are the same as before, but instead of the default AOSP keyboard, you will have to do so for your third-party keyboard. If you don’t know which keyboard you are using then refer to the steps to finding your active keyboard above.

3. Clear Default Keyboard Cache

One of the main reasons for the continuous crash of your android virtual keyboard is often the keyboard’s accumulated cache which causes the keyboard to malfunction at times or crash in some cases.

To clear the default android keyboard’s cache, follow these steps.

Step 1 – Launch your “Settings” application and go into the applications tab

Enter settings and look for the applications tab which is often situated in the lower half of the android settings.

Step 2 – Look for the “Android Keyboard (AOSP)

The default Android Keyboard (AOSP) is a system application for every android smartphone, so it’s the app we are looking for.

Step 4 – Clear Cache

After finding the application, all you have to do is click on clear cache and confirm the clearing.

4. Clear Third-Party Keyboard Cache

Clearing the cache for a third-party keyboard is the same as before, you’ll have to look for your active third-party keyboard instead of the default one. If you don’t know which keyboard you are using then refer to the steps to finding your active keyboard above.

5. Restart Your Device

If forcing stop or clearing the cache doesn’t work for you, then it is likely that it’s not a problem with the keyboard but the device or the system itself. Restarting your device in such cases resolves the issue most of the time. It might sound like something obvious but trust me, it works.

Restarting the device clears all of your system caches and also the ram, which may be the cause of your keyboard stopping, thus resolving the issue.

6. Factory Reset Your Device

If nothing above works, then we resort to the “last” method, factory resetting the device. Keep in mind that this would erase all the data placed in your internal storage including all the apps so we would advise you to take a backup before proceeding with this step.

Also, make sure your device has a significant amount of battery. If the battery levels are running low, it is recommended to charge it up to at least 60% or more before resetting the device.

To factory reset your device, follow the steps given below.

Step 1 – Enter Settings

This is a common step all throughout the article.

Step 2 – Look for the “Backup and Reset” option

The name of the option may differ from device to device but this might be the most common name for it so we will stick with that, you search where this option is for your particular device.

Step 3 – Select “Factory Reset”

After you’ve managed to enter the “Backup and Reset” tab, choose the factory reset option and confirm the reset.

It might take your device up to 20 minutes to finish the factory reset process. Forcefully turning off your phone or doing anything else that can interrupt the reset is not recommended.

7. Try Different Keyboards

If the issue persists, then you can always try out new keyboards to see if they work like you want them to. After all, there are tons of keyboards you can find on the play store, there’s a keyboard for every style and every little feature you may like.

Although there’s a lot to choose from, there are a few keyboards we recommend listed below.


Gboard is without a doubt one of if not the best keyboards for android. As the name itself suggests, this is a keyboard officially provided by google with tons of cool features and styles for the user.

Some of the more notable features of the Gboard virtual keyboard include inbuilt google search, multi-lingual typing, inbuilt google translate, a search bar for gifs and emojis, and glide typing.

Gboard has a user-friendly, yet flexible and customizable UI. You can switch between keyboard themes effortlessly, choose a theme from their stock collection or even create your own.

Swift Keyboard

The Swift Keyboard by Microsoft offers a fresh layout, multiple themes, and a seamless writing experience with features similar to the Gboard.

You can configure this keyboard to type in multiple languages, which allows you to seamlessly switch between not one, not two but three languages at once.

It gives you more accurate autocorrect suggestions by learning your writing styles over a period of time.

Go Keyboard

You may remember this keyboard, this was and still is one of the most popular android keyboards for several reasons. The Go keyboard has plenty of interactive features just like the Gboard, but one of the major plus points of the Go Keyboard is, it offers a lite version.

Unlike most keyboards, Go Keyboard offers a lite version of the app, that takes up significantly less storage and memory in comparison to other virtual keyboards. It also has dedicated apps for particular languages so you can choose according to your liking.

Grammarly Keyboard

Last but not least on this list would be the Grammarly Keyboard. Many of you may already know of Grammarly as it’s the most popular spelling and grammar correcting app but a number of users are still unaware of its own keyboard’s existence.

Grammarly Keyboard checks your grammar, punctuation, and spelling while other keyboards only do so for the latter. It also goes out of its way to suggest synonyms and help you sound more professional with your words.


To conclude this article, if none of the fixes listed work then changing your keyboard is the best bet. Oftentimes, it’s the system’s incompatibility with the keyboard in question that causes this error, which should be fixed after changing to a compatible keyboard.

If the issue persists even after changing your active keyboard, then it may have something to do with your android system itself and it is recommended to seek professional assistance in such cases.

Thanks for reading this article, I hope this would have helped you slove your Android Keyboard crash issues.

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