1. AC Question's Avatar
    I just got a droid turbo and installed the recommended updates. It has changed the look of my keyboard and I would like to go back to the original one. How do I do this?
    07-07-2015 11:20 AM
  2. Javier P's Avatar
    If you're using the Google keyboard you can change the layout in settings - language & input - Google keyboard - appearance & layout.
    07-07-2015 11:35 AM
  3. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Welcome to Android Central! If the Lollipop update also updated the stock keyboard, then it'll be difficult to get the old one back (unless someone extracts the apk file of the previous version). Is there something specific you liked about it? You might be able to find something close with an alternative keyboard like Google Keyboard.
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    07-07-2015 11:36 AM
  4. Evan39's Avatar
    I agree..new keyboard is hard to use

    Evan
    07-11-2015 09:09 AM
  5. Sean Cogan's Avatar
    Settings -> Language & Input -> Google Keyboard -> Appearance & Layout -> Theme -> Holo Blue
    cooper_m22, hub1 and dungoyle like this.
    07-11-2015 10:58 AM
  6. Jcrich1950's Avatar
    I just got a droid turbo and installed the recommended updates. It has changed the look of my keyboard and I would like to go back to the original one. How do I do this?
    05-17-2016 02:36 PM
  7. DatabaseMX's Avatar
    I find the Swiftkey Keyboard to be superior to the stock Google keyboard.
    HowardShap likes this.
    05-17-2016 05:52 PM
  8. doogald's Avatar
    I find the Swiftkey Keyboard to be superior to the stock Google keyboard.
    I used to as well, but now I no longer want Microsoft to be able to store what I am typing. Google has my email, contacts, etc., so I'm ok with them having access to what I type; Microsoft, not so much.
    05-17-2016 07:08 PM
  9. DatabaseMX's Avatar
    How is Microsoft associated with Swiftkey?
    05-17-2016 07:21 PM
  10. Ry's Avatar
    How is Microsoft associated with Swiftkey?
    http://blogs.microsoft.com/blog/2016...vity-ambition/

    Posted via the Android Central App on the Moto X Pure Edition
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    05-17-2016 07:27 PM
  11. DatabaseMX's Avatar
    Got it. Thx. Interesting.
    Speaking of Keyboard apps ... actually text messaging apps, how is Message+ different from the stock text message app (Messaging), which I don't particularly care ... mainly because of the VERY small 'type message' area - maddening, especially when using voice to text and you have a long message.
    1) Is Message+ a free app (btw I have no problem paying for apps)
    2) If you switch to it, do you lose your existing text message (not a big deal).
    3) I assume you can easily switch back?

    thx
    05-17-2016 07:55 PM
  12. PowrDroid's Avatar
    I find the Swiftkey Keyboard to be superior to the stock Google keyboard.
    I was of the same opinion but a while back I noticed SwiftKey was getting flaky--I seemed to be misspelling more words than usual and making too many corrections. It got so bad I was getting angry with it.

    I went back to Google keyboard and the swiping function was way more accurate than SwiftKey had been for me. And with the recent update Google keyboard now has precise cursor control via the keyboard (slide left or right on spacebar), one of the things I liked about SwiftKey.
    05-17-2016 10:31 PM
  13. PowrDroid's Avatar
    Got it. Thx. Interesting.
    Speaking of Keyboard apps ... actually text messaging apps, how is Message+ different from the stock text message app (Messaging), which I don't particularly care ... mainly because of the VERY small 'type message' area - maddening, especially when using voice to text and you have a long message.
    1) Is Message+ a free app (btw I have no problem paying for apps)
    2) If you switch to it, do you lose your existing text message (not a big deal).
    3) I assume you can easily switch back?

    thx
    Message+ from Verizon? If so there are some nice features over the stock message app, or ANY messaging app.

    1. Ability to have custom notification tones.

    2. Ability to synch between phone and tablet.

    3. Ability to take phone calls on your tablet (requires wifi.)

    Besides these Verizon's Message+ has many more features, probably more than any other messaging app. I know, I know "Verizon" and "great app" are not words usually used in the same sentence, but this is a great one.
    Ry and maxman1 like this.
    05-17-2016 10:39 PM
  14. doogald's Avatar
    1. It's a free app (which comes pre-installed on the phone anyway.)
    2. No, you don't lose any messages.
    3. Yes, you can switch back.

    Messages are stored in a database on your phone and the app shows messages and threads by calling the database.
    05-18-2016 05:19 AM
  15. bigbadwulff's Avatar
    Tried Swift Key. Meh...
    05-18-2016 07:35 AM
  16. Wren Stimpy's Avatar
    Uninstalling (or going back, if you prefer) will always be subject to the Play Store update. Yiu cangio back, until the store sees you hav e an outdated version, and it will always be there, you cant get rid of Play Store nags.


    Yes, try some of the other keyboards suggested, but the stock will always be there and you will always be pushed to update it if it is old.

    TLDR:
    The main reason why N will tackle the "Disabled " option much better than Marshmallow does. As many have found, when you want to Disable a stock "bloat" app, you can, but before it goes to Disabled mode, it has to uninstall any and all updates that had been applied up to that point, and brings you back to the stock app, but now disabled. You cannot disable an app at its most current version. No reason behind it, you just cant do it. Then of course, once an old app is Disabled, the Play Store will see the old version and force nag in the Store until you update it. Once you do (if you decide, and it is the only way to remove the Store nag), the reupdated app immediately becomes re-Enabled. Thus making the Disable "feature" useless, and pointless. N is supposed to fix that issue. It is not known if the app will remain Disabled in its most updated state be pre-reverted to its original stock state, before Disabling holds.
    05-31-2016 10:23 AM

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