One of the most used features in a smartphone is the keyboard. One of the most powerful keyboard in the market when it comes to Android smartphones is Google’s very own Gboard. GBoard initially started off as a clean no-nonsense keyboard option on your Android smartphone, but over time, the humble keyboard has evolved, and essentially, all the google features are neatly tied into the keyboard, so you can seamlessly transition between google services without a hitch.

But, we have to understand that like all other software, the Gboard is also prone to glitches and there have been cases where users have reported that their Gboard just stopped working with no forewarning.

In this tutorial, we will show you the 5 BEST solutions to fix the Gboard not working error.

Solution 1. Reboot Reboot Reboot

This is a no-brainer and is something we all think of doing every time our Android smartphone misbehaves. Rebooting essentially clears all the cache and resets the apps to square one. This is also one of the best ways to get Gboard to work.

How do you do it?

Step 1. Press and hold the ‘power‘ button on your Android smartphone.



Step 2. Tap on the Restart option and wait for your smartphone to reboot.

Try running the Gboard once the reboot is complete.

Solution 2. Clearing the Gboard cache.

The cache is a temporary memory that is utilized by apps to store data in order to give you faster response times. The downside to cache is that sometimes, it tends to make the app lag or even misbehave to the point where it finally crashes. Gboard also utilizes cache memory and is guilty of misbehaving from time to time.

Here is how you can clear the Gboard cache.

Step 1. Tap and open the ‘Settings‘ app on your Android smartphone.


Step 2. Tap on the ‘Apps‘ option in the Settings window.



Step 3. Scroll down till you see the Gboard option and tap on it to open its settings.



Step 4. Here, tap on the ‘storage‘ option.



Step 5. Tap on the ‘Clear Cache‘ button to empty the cache.



You can now try to restart the Gboard and hopefully, the problem is now solved.

Solution 3. Uninstall Updates

The third solution requires you to revert your Gboard to its factory version. This means that you have to uninstall all the updates that were installed for your Gboard.

Here’s how to uninstall updates on Gboard.

Step 1. Open the ‘Settings‘ app on your Android smartphone.


Step 2. Scroll down and tap to open the ‘App‘ settings.



Step 3. Look for the Gboard option and tap to open it.



Step 4. Tap on the ‘three-dot‘ button on the top left-hand side.



Step 5. From the drop-down menu, tap on the ‘Uninstall Updates‘ option.

Step 6. Gboard will now revert to the factory version.

You can now try and restart the Gboard app to see if it works.

Solution 4. Make it STOP

The fourth solution you can try to fix the Gboard not working error is to Force Stop the app from working and then restarting it.

Here’s how to do it.

Step 1. Open the ‘Settings‘ app on your Android smartphone.

Step 2. Scroll down and tap to open the ‘App‘ settings.



Step 3. Look for the Gboard option and tap to open it.



Step 4. In the Gboard app settings, tap on the ‘Force Stop‘ button.



Gboard will now stop operating in the background.

You can now restart the Gboard normally and hopefully, the error has been fixed.

Solution 5. Uninstall and Reinstall

If none of the aforementioned solutions work, the last resort is to uninstall the Gboard app and Reinstalling it from the Play Store.

Gboard comes preloaded in a few Android smartphones, while others rely on their own proprietary keyboard while Gboard must be separately installed.



Either way, its not a fixed feature and can be easily uninstalled using the standard uninstall procedure on your smartphone.

So, these are the 5 BEST Solutions to fix the Gboard not working error.

If you do not have the Gboard on your Android smartphone and want to give it a try, you can install it by clicking this link.