1. AC Question's Avatar
    Hello,
    Within the last week my Samsung GALAXY S6 edge phone has started to do repeating first letters when I use the stock Samsung keyboard that it came with. Not for every word all the time but occasionally. I actually have to finish typing the word and then go to the front double letter and delete one of them.

    It also won't let me type a letter after a bracket without it automatically on its own adding an extra bracket "(". The only way I can stop this is by turning predictive text off but this also turns the auto correct spelling off which is not helpful.

    Here's the interesting thing. My keyboard is having no glitches now as I'm typing into this android help post. However when I switch to my fb app and try to type a message, or when I use the stock email app to try to type an email, it won't work properly.

    Here's an example of repeating first letter of words.
    "DDear"
    "tthis"

    Here's an example of what happens when I try to type a bracket and then a letter immediately after it. You can see it automatically adds one additional bracket. I can only get past this by pressing the letter I wanted a second time. If I back space the additional bracket it still won't let me type a letter without adding the second bracket on its own first and then me having to press the letter a second time. Example below:
    "((Once more)"

    And for some reason on this android forum my typing isn't recreating this problem I'm having when typing on fb messages and email... So strange. Any help appreciated.
    10-23-2016 03:33 AM
  2. cflshawn's Avatar
    Uninstall the Android System Webview Update. Thats what fixed it for me. It also affected the keyboard typing in Mail and other Android Apps.
  3. Mrutkow2's Avatar
    I'm having the exact same issue on my galaxy S7 edge. It just started within the past few days. I thought it might be a virus.

    Any resolutions out there ?
    10-27-2016 06:16 AM
  4. Krneal72's Avatar
    I'm having the exact same issue on my galaxy S7 edge. It just started within the past few days. I thought it might be a virus.

    Any resolutions out there ?
    Just started happening on mine and my wife's galaxy s7. Very maddening
    10-27-2016 12:42 PM
  5. HeroicDiva's Avatar
    Mine has started doing the same thing in the last few days. It has also not been consistently capitalizing the first letter after a period and it has been making some crazy autocorrects (such as replacing real, correctly spelled words with totally different and dissimilar ones or deleting entire words in a sentence after it changes a different one.) Ex. While typing this post, it turned "possible" into "siegler" and changed "typing" to "typingredients."

    I also have the problem of words being replaced with email addresses.

    Would love to hear about any possible solutions that don't involve turning off predictive text or autocorrect.
    10-27-2016 01:17 PM
  6. taylorlegal's Avatar
    I am having the same problem of repeating first letters (tthe, ddesk, pphone) on my Samsung Galaxy S7. It started about a week ago. I am ready to toss it out the window. It takes 3 times as long to type a text other email because I have to keep going back and deleting the duplicate letters. Help!
    10-27-2016 10:15 PM
  7. Pernilla P2's Avatar
    Sorry, can't help but just wanted to join the chorus. It started a few days ago and is extremely annoying. I am running an S7 Edge dual SIM.
    10-29-2016 10:45 AM
  8. wendivenable's Avatar
    I will be populating a email space and as soon as I hit the @ sign it creates a double first letter automatically and I cant stop it

    wendi@
    becomes automatically
    wwendi@
    and there is no way around it
    also when I type a text message it grabs email addresses I have sent mail to and I have to clear and correct to say what I intended
    10-29-2016 12:51 PM
  9. cflshawn's Avatar
    Uninstall the Android System Webview Update. Thats what fixed it for me. It also affected the keyboard typing in Mail and other Android Apps.
    belodion and Lewistwosticks like this.
    10-29-2016 01:01 PM
  10. belodion's Avatar
    Uninstall the Android System Webview Update. Thats what fixed it for me. It also affected the keyboard typing in Mail and other Android Apps.
    Welcome as a new member and thank you for the suggested fix.
    Also here:
    New update nougat causing keyboard glitch with double letters ("", bb)? - #mTalk New update nougat causing keyboard glitch with double letters ("", bb)?

    Sent from mTalk
    10-29-2016 05:13 PM
  11. Lewistwosticks's Avatar
    I had the exact same problem starting a few days ago. Removing the Android System Webview Update solved the problem! Thank you so much..you saved me a ton of time!! So much that I signed up to the forum just so I could thank you.
    10-30-2016 10:56 AM
  12. maregoss's Avatar
    How do you Uninstall the Android System Webview Update??
    MaryS910 likes this.
    10-30-2016 04:44 PM
  13. Kelly_me_impressed's Avatar
    I'm not crazy!!! So glad I am not alone and this is a real thing.
    sfoLAX likes this.
    10-30-2016 05:35 PM
  14. belodion's Avatar
    How do you Uninstall the Android System Webview Update??
    Welcome.

    On the Nexus 5 I'm using right now, it's Settings, Apps, scroll to the Android System Web view app, tap to open, then tap 3-dot menu top right for the Uninstall Updates option.
    I'm not familiar with Samsungs....it may be a little different on them.
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    10-30-2016 05:42 PM
  15. aasomenzi's Avatar
    This started tonight for me but only with yahoo mail. I had to send an email to my daughter's teacher so I looked like a complete goof as it kept adding double first letters, replacing letters with symbols (c replaced with . for example), deleting letters and would not let me use an apostrophe when needed and would not let me fix any of it
    I disabled the web view app mentioned by others on my galaxy s6. Settings -> applications -> android web view -> disable. Instant fix. Thanks everyone!
    thea merchant likes this.
    10-30-2016 06:50 PM
  16. Tripleto's Avatar
    Just a heads-up ---- I too started having the same problem several days ago with my Samsung Galaxy S7 especially in my mail app. After using the solution mentioned above earlier this evening, the keyboard finally responded properly; however, it was short-lived. The problem returned as before. I went through the same procedure a second time. Hopefully it will be more permanent this time.
    10-30-2016 09:53 PM
  17. Tripleto's Avatar
    By the way, my email app, like someone else mentioned, is also Yahoo which I uninstalled snd reinstalled thinking it was the problem. That is a dead end.
    10-30-2016 09:58 PM
  18. Chris Cassidy1's Avatar
    Disabling the webview also worked for me on galaxy S7. Settings --> Device --> Applications --> Application manager.

    I was also having issues that when typing it would not auto-capitalize first letter in an line and double space was not producing a period. Also fixed now.
    shellster2 likes this.
    11-01-2016 09:19 AM
  19. angel4451's Avatar
    I uninstalled the android web view update and it solved the problem. Glad i wasn't going crazy.
    11-01-2016 10:45 AM
  20. Chico209's Avatar
    I googled for hours looking for anyone else having the same issue. I registered here just for this lol. Mine does this in chrome and several apps. It is worse when I type the underscore symbol "_". I uinstalled Web view update still had the problem. Disable Web view now and cleared data from keyboard crossing fingers now. I have an S7 stock.

    Edit: still doing it type a sentence with _ as a test. My test h__re see it made the e another _
    11-01-2016 02:59 PM
  21. Scott Van Rixel's Avatar
    My Samsung Galaxy Note 5 does the same...
    SScott
    or it does..... xxx@comcast..et
    Doesn't put .net with every n, it puts a period time after time.

    Even tried factory reset, no luck.
    11-01-2016 04:25 PM
  22. Jmurphy4564's Avatar
    Mine is doing it as well. Started this week.
    11-01-2016 05:21 PM
  23. Chico209's Avatar
    This is terrible I locked myself out of my online banking today I missed it was doubling the first letter of my password since my bank site requires special characters in password and only shows * as you type. When I typed the special characters it ddouble the first lletter jjust like tthis lol when you backspace too.

    Only thing that fixes it for me is to turn off predictive text, but now swipe doesn't work my primary means of typing.
    11-01-2016 09:41 PM
  24. Rosetta Adkins's Avatar
    I've been having the exact same problem on my Galaxy S7 Edge for a month or so. It's driving experience crazy especially when typing work emails. Not very professional looking at all.
    11-02-2016 06:14 AM
  25. B. Diddy's Avatar
    My wife noticed this issue today on her Note5 -- when trying to type out a time, the digit after the colon would automatically be replaced by another colon, and the character after an open parenthesis would be replaced by another open parenthesis. Uninstalling the Android System Webview updates also solved this temporarily (thanks for the solution, cflshawn!), and hopefully there will be a patch in the next app update that fixes it. Since Android System Webview is related to security, it's not a long-term solution to keep it at the factory version, so when the next update rolls out, I'll give it a try and see if the keyboard issue comes back.

    I just sent an email to apps-help@google.com to let them know about this issue. The more feedback they get, the better, so I encourage you to do the same!
    11-02-2016 10:03 AM
  26. cwolfey's Avatar
    Thank you.

    I also didn't know what to search for to explain my problem..

    Same exact thing..
    I use fraction some times to explain measurements.. and it won't let me type: 1/2 in emails..

    Will try the fix. Thank you
    11-02-2016 05:27 PM
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