The following tutorial teaches you how to successfully fix the keyboard you're using on your Galaxy S10. Make sure to check all the guides, as eventually you will manage to repair the problems you're having.
In case you are using a different 3rd party keyboard app like SwiftKey, then the easiest way to fix the problem you're having is to uninstall and reinstall the app. In case you're having a different issue that the ones listed below, then feel free to tell us in comments and we will offer you a solution for it.
How to fix Keyboard Problems on Samsung Galaxy S10
The first thing that you need to try is to restart the keyboard app. Open the Recents app and close all the opened apps. If the keyboard app continues to display any problems, then you should continue with the rest of the instructions below.
Clear the Keyboard app cache and data:
This method should restore the Keyboard app for your Samsung device back to its original settings. Note that you will be forced to reconfigure it from scratch after the process is done.
Here's how to wipe the cache for your Samsung keyboard app: go to Settings> Apps> enable "show system apps" from the 3-dot menu, and now find Keyboard app. Open the Keyboard app menu, go to Storage and use the 'clear cache' option. Confirm.
If the Keyboard still doesn't work after that, then you should clear the app data, too. Go to Storage like you did above and use the 'clear data' option. Confirm and then you're free to test the keyboard app once again.
Install all Keyboard app updates and Android firmware updates
Try to update the Samsung keyboard app to its latest version, and see if that fixes the problems. If the app is updated, then you should try and update the installed Android OS to its latest possible build.
Check for new system updates by going to Settings> Software Update and here open the "Download and install" option. Confirm process if a new firmware is ready for download and wait for it to be completed automatically.
Boot Galaxy S10 in Safe Mode and Verify the device for Bad Applications:
The Safe Mode of your Galaxy S10 should allow you to check for bad and rogue apps you might have recently installed on your phone. If you know that you've installed such apps that might interact with the Keyboard app functionality, then you should remove them as fast as possible.
If you don't know how to boot the device in safe mode, then you should check out the instructions below:
- press and hold Power button for the power options to load.
- now tap and hold the "power off" icon - it will turn into "safe mode".
- tap once Safe Mode and confirm the boot.
- when the Safe Mode boot is done you need to check for bad apps.
Make sure that after you remove one app you boot the phone in normal mode each time.
Reset Galaxy S10 App preferences:
Another thing that you need to try is to reset the app preferences for your device. This is done from Settings> Apps> tap the 3-dot icon and select "reset app preferences". Now tap "reset" option to confirm. After the process is done you simply need to test the Keyboard app and see if it works.
Wipe the Cache Partition for your Samsung Galaxy S10 from Recovery Mode:
This process will require you to boot in Recovery Mode and wipe the device's cache partition in order to fix the Keyboard app. Here's how to do it:
- power off the device.
- press and hold Volume Up + Bixby + Power buttons at the same time.
- release the buttons when the Android logo appears over a blue background.
- wait 30 seconds more for the Recovery Mode menu to load.
- select 'wipe cache partition' option.
- confirm and reboot the phone after that to verify if the Keyboard app is working.
Use a Different 3rd party Keyboard like SwiftKey:
In case you have only used the Samsung keyboard up until now, then you should try and consider using another 3rd party keyboard app like SwiftKey. Download this app from the Google Play Store here.
Launch the SwiftKey app after you install it and follow the instructions the app tells you to follow. From now on the SwiftKey app should be your default keyboard app.
If your Galaxy S10 still has problems launching the Keyboard/ Swiftkey app, then you might want to consider factory resetting your smartphone. Use the guide below, and make sure that you backup all the important data files before applying the factory reset process.
Factory Reset the Samsung Galaxy S10
The last thing you can try is to factory reset your Galaxy S10 device. Please note that the process will wipe clean the internal storage of your device.
You have to backup data before starting the factory reset. After you backup the files you should check the following instruction to learn how to factory reset your device:
- Power off the phone.
- Boot it in Recovery Mode by pressing and holding Volume Up + Bixby + Power simultaneously.
- Release the buttons when the Android logo and a blue background are loaded. Now wait 30 more seconds for the Recovery mode options to load.
- Select 'wipe data/ factory reset'.
- Confirm process.
- Reboot the phone in normal mode when done.
Now you will have to reconfigure your device from scratch. If your Samsung Galaxy S10 Keyboard app still has problems opening, then you should try to contact a Samsung repair center and see what they have to say.
Also, if you're experiencing other different problems with your Galaxy S10, then you should tell us in comments below and we will try to come up with solutions for you.