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    Default My Galaxy S3 won't let me enter text?

    This morning I tried to send a text message to my friend, but my phone would not let me expand the box to see the keyboard. I tried restarting, but that only helped for a short amount of time then it went back to not allowing me to do anything. I tried hitting the backspace button as well, but that also refused to work at that time. When I restarted my phone things worked again but when I tried to type it would make it so that the touchscreen doesn't work anymore. What can I do? I haven't had the phone for very long, only about 3-4 months? It is really frustrating to have to resart my phone and have to type really quickly to send a text even though it is working just fine other than this...
    Actually, it isn't even letting me do that anymore and it just freezing the thing I'm trying to work on even though the notification bar is still working. Help me please??
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    Default Re: My Galaxy S3 won't let me enter text?

    Are you using just the native s3 keyboard?

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    Default Re: My Galaxy S3 won't let me enter text?

    I tried it with both that one and the swype keyboards. Neither works
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    Default Re: My Galaxy S3 won't let me enter text?

    You're saying that the touch screen is working fine (it allows taps, gestures, etc) but that:
    1. the keyboard doesn't automatically come up when you tap in a field that should cause it to be shown OR
    2. the keyboard is being shown, but you can't actually use it to enter any characters OR
    3. something else that I'm not understanding
    If "it" works right after a reboot then it sounds like some app you've installed is jacking it up. Did you install/update any apps between when it was working and when the problem started? Have you messed with any of the system settings?

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    Default Re: My Galaxy S3 won't let me enter text?

    I mean that the keyboard refuses to come up with I tap in the area that is supposed to make it come up.
    And it doesn't work after reboot now, nor have I installed any apps in at least a month or updated them in a while (and this started this morning). I also haven't messed with any of the system settings.
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    Default Re: My Galaxy S3 won't let me enter text?

    Try this: go into Settings>Application Manager>Samsung Keyboard>and look to see if any cache is there and clear it. You may have to reset your settings, but see if that helps.
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    Default Re: My Galaxy S3 won't let me enter text?

    Thank you!!! That seems to have fixed it.
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    GSDer said:
    "You're saying that the touch screen is working fine (it allows taps, gestures, etc) but that:
    1. the keyboard doesn't automatically come up when you tap in a field that should cause it to be shown OR
    2. the keyboard is being shown, but you can't actually use it to enter any characters OR
    3. something else that I'm not understanding
    If "it" works right after a reboot then it sounds like some app you've installed is jacking it up. Did you install/update any apps between when it was working and when the problem started? Have you messed with any of the system settings? "

    Hi - I have a Galaxy S2 & am having issue #2 above "the keyboard is being shown but I can't actually use it to enter any characters"
    The keyboard comes up and does one of two thing: 1. it lets me type, suggests a word that I select & then doesn't place it into the text area OR it doesn't let me type anything at all!!
    I attempted to use the Application manager fix you suggested but couldn't find on my phone - maybe it's different?
    I also have issues when trying to dial out - i select from the most recent calls, press the green button next to the person's name to dial but nothing happens - it just stays on the 'call log' rather than dialing the person I select.
    Any suggestions?
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    Default Re: My Galaxy S3 won't let me enter text?

    Quote Originally Posted by Golfdriver97 View Post
    Try this: go into Settings>Application Manager>Samsung Keyboard>and look to see if any cache is there and clear it. You may have to reset your settings, but see if that helps.
    i was having the same issue, tried the above fix and it worked, thank you!
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    Quote Originally Posted by weesy View Post
    i was having the same issue, tried the above fix and it worked, thank you!
    No sweat. That is why we are all here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MiNena77 View Post
    GSDer said:

    Hi - I have a Galaxy S2 & am having issue #2 above "the keyboard is being shown but I can't actually use it to enter any characters"
    The keyboard comes up and does one of two thing: 1. it lets me type, suggests a word that I select & then doesn't place it into the text area OR it doesn't let me type anything at all!!
    I attempted to use the Application manager fix you suggested but couldn't find on my phone - maybe it's different?
    I also have issues when trying to dial out - i select from the most recent calls, press the green button next to the person's name to dial but nothing happens - it just stays on the 'call log' rather than dialing the person I select.
    Any suggestions?
    I am having the same problem with my Note 10.1 . For example on the yahoo page I can enter my email address to sign in, but not my password, the Keyboard responds, but nothing goes into the field. I tried to find help on the Samsung live Chat ,but could only enter text in the name field , not the email address field or problem description.
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    Thumbs down Re: My HTC sense keyboard wont show up

    im really having problems with my htc sense keyboard . my phone was dead & i connected it to the charger , tried turning it on but when i turned it on and tried texting my keyboard would NOT show up , i tried restarting , taking the battery out , please help
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    Thumbs up Re: My Galaxy S3 won't let me enter text?

    Thank you so much! This fixed the problem entirely!
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    Default Re: My Galaxy S3 won't let me enter text?

    i have the same problem but with galaxy sl, can help me?
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    what can i do while my fone wont enter text ,cant reach the keyboard and its locked
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    My phone is having the same issue with the keyboard not showing up when wanting to text or write something. i tried what you said above, but when i go to application setting i dont have "samsung keyboard" option.
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    Quote Originally Posted by m0niqueee View Post
    when i go to application setting i dont have "samsung keyboard" option.
    You're looking in Settings -> More (if using the Tab view) -> Application manager -> scroll right to the ALL tab -> scroll down until you find 'Samsung keyboard'?

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    ahh! i found it! after i clear cache what should i do? i checked my keyboard and its still not showing.
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    I was facing the same issue since my sofyware been updated and i did clear cache as above guidance but seems doesnt take any effect.Finally I download keyboard apps called jellybean from Googleplay and it seems more awesome then the original.
    thewayfarer
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    Quote Originally Posted by m0niqueee View Post
    checked my keyboard and its still not showing.
    And you looked in Settings -> My device (if using the Tab view) -> Language and input -> and the Default is set to Samsung keyboard?
    Have you tried selecting the gear icon next to the Samsung keyboard, scrolling to the bottom of the list and selecting 'Reset settings'?

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    Hi, I recently just had this problem where I wasn't able to type my passwords. Each character just kept disappearing as I typed the next. And I tried every solution given and nothing worked, so I figured maybe it was because I had a different font set than the original so I reset my font to original font in Settings then Display. It worked right after I reset it, hope this helps anyone with same problem occurring!
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    Default My Galaxy Tab 3 SM-210TR does not show keyboard

    I would greatly appreciate any help you can offer. Thank you in advance. Here's what is happening

    The tablet was reset and when I go to set it up fresh it asks me for the WiFi access password. When I tap into the password field my keyboard does not show up. I do see a mic symbol at the bottom of the screen and it does not do anything and does not recognize password. So the device has no internet connectivity.

    I went to Settings > Applications Manager > ALL and I don't see any Keyboard application. Checked for Samsung Keyboard as well. The About option says it has 4.1.2 Android Version.

    What do I do? How do I get the keyboard? Is the operating system corrupt? How do I re-install without wifi? Can I connect to laptop and install the keyboard or re-install the whole operating systems?

    Thank you very much.
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    Default Re: My Galaxy Tab 3 SM-210TR does not show keyboard

    Welcome to the forums!
    Quote Originally Posted by funnd View Post
    The tablet
    What tablet are you referring to? What brand/model number?
    Quote Originally Posted by funnd View Post
    I went to Settings > Applications Manager > ALL and I don't see any Keyboard application.
    What happens when you go to Settings -> Language and input?What is selected for the Default? If there are no keyboards shown in the list then you have a big problem and need to reload the firmware.

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    Default Re: My Galaxy S3 won't let me enter text?

    Hi, I am having the exact same problem. Recently bought a tablet but in trying to set it up the keyboard just does not appear and so I cannot connect to the WiFi or do much. There is no Samsung keyboard present in the application manager and in the keyboards and input methods, it just says default and does not let me select anything else. Oh and its a galaxy note tablet btw!
    Any help much appreciated! Thanks
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    Default Re: My Galaxy S3 won't let me enter text?

    Updated the firmware and it seems to have fixed it!
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