We have been noticing several people on social media commenting about the problems they are facing with the Google’s keyboard for Android – Gboard. It looks like they are not able to use the keyboard smoothly like before after the recent update. Gboard crashed on many of these user’s devices while it also locked some of them out of their phones while using it.
The new update for Gboard was released on December 17th and people who updated to this latest version have been encountering the crashing issue. For those who didn’t update, they don’t have to worry about this issue right now and they can relax. But for the ones who are frustrated with it, they surely need to check out our guide on how to fix it easily.
The most simplest fix is by clearing the cache for the Gboard App if you are able to unlock your device. You can do this by heading over to Settings > Apps > Gboard > Clear Data and Cache. For those of you who are not able to unlock the phone, the only option is to factory reset the device. If you aren’t comfortable doing that, you can also try installing a keyboard App externally on your computer and then transfer it your device.
At the moment, these are the only fixes that are available as we are still waiting for Google to release the official fix which could be rolling out in a few days. Thus, its best to not update the Gboard as of now if you haven’t done it already.