Reverts to default keyboard at reboot / restart
After I updated my device to Jelly Bean, Swiftkey keeps returning to android default keyboard after restart or shutdown. I uninstalled the keyboard and re-installed it but nothing happened. Everytime the phone loads the OS i go to setting and configure again Swiftkey
Whenever I restart my Lenovo Yoga tab 8, it will use stock keyboard, not swift. Please fix
Hello, I have a HTC One S (Android 4.1.1) and I use SwiftKey 22.214.171.1244. When. my phone switched off and on (mostly when my battery down), my original HTC Keyboard be selected automatically. I have to choose SwiftKey after every single reboot. I think it is a bug of the application. Thank you.
I made swift key my default keyboard but it keeps reverting to original every time I restart tablet.
Fix it please
I'm having a problem with the keyboard. When ever I reboot or just randomly, swift key goes away and returns to stock att galaxy note 2 keyboard. Tried to reinstall but nothing.
Samsung galaxy s 3
I set SwiftKey as default keyboard; it changes back to the default Android keyboard upon a reboot of the phone.
After rebooting my tablet, default keyboard is set to the android keyboard. I have to set SwiftKey manually every time. I think this issue has something to do with when the internal sd is mounted after reboot, because SwiftKey save language packages in internal sd.
This has been ongoing from some time now. Any chance of it getting fixed?
Be able to select swift key as a default keyboard. So when you turn your phone on it is already selected
I set my default keyboard to SwiftKey but it won't stay when I reboot or shutdown, it revert to samsung keyboard
Keyboard resets to default android keyboard every time I reboot my Samsung Galaxy S3. Using latest AT&T update, I was using Beta version of SwiftKey and uninstalled prior to upgrading SwiftKey.
This is really annoying because every time I turn off the phone and turn it back on my SwiftKey is not appearing it wasn't a problem before but now is a constant.
Every time I turn on my phone after jellybeans update, the phone reverts back to stock keyboard instead of SwiftKey on galaxy S3
After updating to JB, SwiftKey lost the ability to remain the default keyboard upon system restart.
Give us a default option.
Whenever my phone gets turned off it automatically resets back to a different keyboard options.
Is there a way to make SwiftKey my default keyboard?
My keyboard changes to default android everytime I swych my Phone of and on. Can U Guys fix IT.
Each time restart the phone or turn on, the keyboard back to the deafult of samsung in my Galaxy S3. I'm using Android 4.1.1 official (Brazil), whitout any modification.
Already been done factory reset in the phone and reinstalled swiftkey but the problem continues.
I have Galaxy Note 2. Because auto correction does not work I use the SwiftKey keyboard that I've purchased, however with every reboot keyboard switches back to stock!
Every time I reboot my s3 running jb 4.1.1 the keyboard reverts to the stock Samsung keyboard. Why does it not keep SwiftKey?
Every time I reboot my SGS3 running JB, the phone defaults to the stock keyboard meaning I have to manually select it in the settings.
Getting a little tedious now.
Every time my phone is powered off my keyboard setting are switched back to default instead of swiftkey, Which causes me to go back to my phone settings and switch it back to how it was before my phone powered off
Keeps going to default when rebooted on jellybean
After setting Swiftkey 3 as the default keyboard, it should persist even after restarting the device.
After reboot my nexus I have to reset the keyboard and enter SwiftKey as the default. My OS is jelly been
After Jelly Bean update, Swiftkey keeps returning to android default keyboard after restart or shutdown
After i updated my Samsung galaxy s3 to Jelly Bean, Swiftkey keeps returning to android default keyboard after restart or shutdown. I uninstalled the keyboard and re-installed it but nothing happened. Everytime the phone loads the OS i go to setting and configure again Swiftkey olso force close app and restart mysql phone
I'm using a nexus s with 4.1.1
On Nexus S with stock jellybean 4.1.1 /SWiftkey 126.96.36.1992
After each reboot swiftkey is disabled. even after some time of inactivity, the stock google keyboard takes over. After reenabling Swiftkey everything is fine. Until the next reboot
when I go to use it it constantly is changing itself back to android keyboard
Hi everyone – this issue relates to the location on your phone where Google Play installs paid apps. We appreciate that it is very annoying.
Advice: if you place the SwiftKey icon on your home screen, resetting it as your input method will literally only take two clicks.
Note: This issue has now been fixed in an update to the Android 4.3 operating system for those using the Samsung Galaxy S3.
Explanation of the issue:
We are currently in contact with Google Play to see if there is anything that they can do to fix this.
The issue is that Google Play installs paid apps in a particular location on your phone and that in some versions of Android (particularly 4.1 on Samsung devices) this location is not available at the point in the boot process where keyboards are being switched on. So your phone does not know that you have SwiftKey, and it defaults back to the phone’s keyboard.
We are unable to control where Google Play installs the app, and also unable to do anything about the way in which your phone boots up, so we are essentially powerless.
You can read more about the issue here http://code.google.com/p/android/issues/detail?id=34880 – the issue is listed as “released”, which means that it has been fixed in the code and the fixed version has been released, but we know that it can take months for a new version of Android to reach customers’ phones, which is why we are trying to see if Google Play can do something about it in the shorter term.
Free apps will not be affected, and of course with most apps you just tap them to turn them on once your phone is already fully booted, so it is only with paid apps that offer services like keyboards or widgets that this problem is visible.
If you have not yet used SwiftKey Trial you can download it here https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.touchtype.swiftkey.phone.trial – it will work for a month.(you can only use SwiftKey Trial one time on each phone – if your phone has tried SwiftKey Trial before then the trial will show up as “expired” immediately and will not work – sorry).
Again, we appreciate that this is not ideal, but we are doing the best that we can to get SwiftKey working for you.
Doug D commented
Regarding Dave's comment, I found keyboard picker in the play store and found I'd already purchased it! I then remembered having this issue before, I think on my Galaxy Note. They keyboard picker app is an acceptable workaround for me until this gets resolved, if ever. Paid 99 cents for it. Not worth fussing too much about, buy maybe Swiftkey should offer a rebate to those who need this to get it to work.
John George commented
This is happening to android 2.2 after last 2 updates. This is suspiciously close to the time this bug was "fixed". Please note that before the last two updates it was fine, so the explanation about the installation location does not seem plausible.
There's an app on the Play store that says it'll help alleviate this rebooting problem. Here's the link to the app: http://goo.gl/k7QqS
Where is the solution? I have the same problem
Jenn Calaway commented
Stephan Fink commented
I have a rooted Galaxy S2 with with Omni Rom 4.4.2, so I don't know whether it will work for other systems. In the app Link2SD I used the option "Move to device" (or similar, German version: "Auf das Gerät verschieben"), then made Swiftkey to my default keyboard and after a restart it kept being it.
Maybe that helps some of you.
Same with droid x
WANT A REFUND IF THIS IS NOT RESOLVED SOON - FEEL TAKEN ADVANTAGE OF!! NO OTHER KEYBOARDS HAVE THIS ISSUE!!!
TOTALLY AGREE WITH RON's COMMENT: If so, why don't you offer to refund those of us who purchased your product in the Google Play store, so we can repurchase and install it from a different source? Then, rather than have a certain group of irate customers who feel inconvenienced at best and cheated at worst, you would have a grateful customer base who will still have paid you for your product, but will be satisfied with its performance? The good will alone would be worth the effort!
Galaxy S2, paying customer of swiftkey, extremely frustrated by this ongoing issue, I have to reboot my phone twice a day and this is extremely annoying.
Another owner of N5 and N7. Both have this issue.
Same issue 4 me. Huawei Y300 Android 4.1.1
Simone Biagini commented
Same for me.
No changes in my rom (Cyano cm10, same release installed in may 2013).
No changes in kernel.
Only swiftkey updates.
SO IT'S NOT A GOOGLE ISSUE. OR NOT ONLY A GOOGLE ISSUE.
one month or two ago.. swiftkey stop to stay as default keybord, and stock appear at every reboot.
DAMN. I'v paid for the app.
They must solve the issue, or I want a refound.
Thomas Martin commented
I have the same issue on N4 and N7 (2013). It's a huge annoyance, especially with frequent updates happening.
Adam M. Burleigh commented
I had this issue on your version of Android. If you happen to be using the Galaxy S3, it's part of its own defaults. I had to use another app to add SwiftKey to startup every time it rebooted.. Might help you out, I used All-In-One-Toolbox
I just read in a post in the forum to which you referred and linked above, that this issue only happens to your product if it was purchased from the Google Play store, and that had I instead purchased and installed it elsewhere, such as the Amazon Android App store, that it would have installed in a slightly different way and thus would be working properly and NOT losing its default status every time I reboot. IS THIS TRUE???
If so, why don't you offer to refund those of us who purchased your product in the Google Play store, so we can repurchase and install it from a different source? Then, rather than have a certain group of irate customers who feel inconvenienced at best and cheated at worst, you would have a grateful customer base who will still have paid you for your product, but will be satisfied with its performance? The good will alone would be worth the effort! (Samsung I727 skyrocket running Jelly Bean 4.1)
What is the fix?
Tom Dierkes commented
I appreciate your explanation
I tried your shortcut as you suggested and it works fine. I am trainable so we are good for the time being.
I apologize for previous posts I made because I had not discovered this was a known problem. I treated it like a unique "only me" condition. I found this was a known issue once I got on a REAL computer. Still adjusting to tablet.
I got tired of the Swift Key issue so I installed Thumb Keyboard. I have the same issue with both keyboards.
A simple work around is to install Profile Scheduler on your phone. For each profile, add Swift Key to the "Launch App" set up. If you toggle between profiles during the day, the setting will automatically launch Swift Key. You will have to press one button but it is better than your keyboard always defaulting back to Android. Not perfect, but much better.....
Same issue nexus 5 Android 4.4