1. Tom Dragotta's Avatar
    I know how to select a different keyboard on my note 5. Problem is that when I select different keyboard (SwiftKey) as default, Samsung default keyboard comes back a couple hours later. This is driving me crazy. Thanks
    Tom

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    12-04-2015 02:37 PM
  2. SpookDroid's Avatar
    You can't uninstall it without rooting (and even then, I really don't suggest doing that because you never know when your 3rd party keyboard could crash and leave you with no way to input a password, say, to unlock a phone) but you can turn it off. Go to Language and Input in your Settings, then select DEFAULT KEYBOARD. There, select the SET UP INPUT METHODS and turn off the ones you don't want active.

    Do you use SideSync? If so, that does need the Samsung Keyboard to work and that's what might be re-setting it as the default.
    12-04-2015 03:30 PM
  3. Tom Dragotta's Avatar
    Thanks much- I don't use side sync and disabled. Appreciate your response

    Posted via the Android Central App
    12-04-2015 03:47 PM
  4. SpookDroid's Avatar
    No problem, glad it helped. It's odd, though, that after setting up a different keyboard as the default it came coming back... :S Oh well.
    12-04-2015 03:52 PM
  5. dpham00's Avatar
    You can disable the Samsung keyboard with package disabler. No root required.
    SpookDroid and Brian Crail like this.
    12-04-2015 05:23 PM
  6. Coppie19's Avatar
    Mine is an S7, there is no way to switch off Samsung keyboard...so what's the disabler pkg?
    01-24-2017 09:22 PM
  7. Super Dave426's Avatar
    01-26-2017 02:35 PM
  8. Super Dave426's Avatar
    There's a free version, the one I posted is the one I use, it was easier to copy and paste it.
    Joseph33703 likes this.
    01-26-2017 02:36 PM
  9. jeremyds45's Avatar
    Just be careful that you don't do like me, use package disabler and disable the Samsung keyboard, and then forget to make sure that your other keyboard is selected before you do a reboot, because you will not be able to get into your phone without another keyboard selected if you have a password set. Factory reset last night was no fun
    01-26-2017 03:00 PM
  10. TrueMagic99's Avatar
    I'm on an S7 and the only way to change it from the Samsung keyboard is to pull down the notification screen while your keyboard is open. You cannot change it in Language and input anymore.
    04-11-2017 12:29 AM
  11. Brian Crail's Avatar
    This is the only thing that worked for me. I had to pay $1.49 for the app but it allowed me to disable Samsung Keyboard and finally be able to use a 3rd party keyboard without having the stupid notification up in the bar. Nougat at least doesn't have an icon, but the notification is still there. Always drove me nuts.
    veepul likes this.
    04-18-2017 10:11 PM
  12. Linda99's Avatar
    I'm on an S7 and the only way to change it from the Samsung keyboard is to pull down the notification screen while your keyboard is open. You cannot change it in Language and input anymore.

    Ridiculous! Thank you so, so, much for this information! I'm on an S6 and have been going batty trying to fix this. All the changes I've seen on this phone (compared to previous Androids, including my earlier S6 which I broke) are utterly counterintuitive
    04-21-2017 09:40 PM
  13. bhobbster62's Avatar
    I'm on an S7 and the only way to change it from the Samsung keyboard is to pull down the notification screen while your keyboard is open. You cannot change it in Language and input anymore.
    This was the solution, thank you! Samsung Keyboard on my S7 cannot be disabled, but when I was in the Text Message app, i pulled down the notification screen, and from there was provided the option to select GBoard. Yayyy!!! Thank you!
    11-13-2017 02:44 PM
  14. veepul's Avatar
    I paid the $1.49 too and then it asked me to download a PDP Engine... Okay, did that too. And then I could disable Samsung Keyboard but the white bar when I use my 3rd party app still shows - I lost the ability to change to my Samsung keyboard too obviously since it's disabled... But the purpose was to hide the white navigation bar. Didn't work. tips anyone???
    12-15-2017 02:51 PM
  15. veepul's Avatar
    Just be careful that you don't do like me, use package disabler and disable the Samsung keyboard, and then forget to make sure that your other keyboard is selected before you do a reboot, because you will not be able to get into your phone without another keyboard selected if you have a password set. Factory reset last night was no fun
    All good if you use the numerical option for your pass code... Right???? :O
    12-15-2017 02:53 PM
  16. veepul's Avatar
    This is the only thing that worked for me. I had to pay $1.49 for the app but it allowed me to disable Samsung Keyboard and finally be able to use a 3rd party keyboard without having the stupid notification up in the bar. Nougat at least doesn't have an icon, but the notification is still there. Always drove me nuts.
    I paid the $1.49 too and then it asked me to download a PDP Engine... Okay, did that too. And then I could disable Samsung Keyboard but the white bar when I use my 3rd party app still shows - I lost the ability to change to my Samsung keyboard too obviously since it's disabled... But the purpose was to hide the white navigation bar. Didn't work. tips anyone???
    12-15-2017 02:54 PM
  17. fbcltd's Avatar
    I'm on an S7 and the only way to change it from the Samsung keyboard is to pull down the notification screen while your keyboard is open. You cannot change it in Language and input anymore.
    thank you, this is your best option, side sync messed me up.
    05-24-2018 10:13 AM

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