1. richv77's Avatar
    I have been using Swiftkey since version 3. I recently upgraded to version 4 and now each time I restart my SG 3, it reverts to the default keyboard.

    Any suggestions?

    Thanks for any comments.

    -Rich
    02-26-2013 03:45 PM
  2. jeffreii's Avatar
    Your answer was here waiting!

    http://forums.androidcentral.com/t-g...ard-issue.html

    If you're rooted, this is what I did to fix it (you can find this in the thread linked above):

    This actually led me to another solution...though it has similar requirements.

    I didn't really want to uninstall and install from .apk - I believe you would lose your learned personalizations and it would lose the Play Store connect i.e. no updates.

    I instead chose to try using Titanium Backup to FREEZE both Samsung Keyboard and Swype (since you can't disable them). So far it seems that this fixes it for me.

    The problem is that when the phone boots up, Swiftkey is not yet available to the system (as a 3rd party app) when the default keyboard is chosen. It then defaults back to Samsung Keyboard. If you freeze both Samsung Keyboard and Swype, I presume it finds no keyboards available and sets nothing as default...and then when Swiftkey becomes available a few moments later it goes AHA there's a keyboard, default! At least that's how I imagine it lol.
    02-26-2013 05:05 PM
  3. richv77's Avatar
    Thanks.
    I cleared the Samsung Keyboard data and restarted but it did not help. I had contacted Swiftkey Support on Sunday but haven't received any reply yet.

    -Rich

    Your answer was here waiting!

    http://forums.androidcentral.com/t-g...ard-issue.html

    If you're rooted, this is what I did to fix it (you can find this in the thread linked above):
    02-26-2013 05:50 PM
  4. jeffreii's Avatar
    Thanks.
    I cleared the Samsung Keyboard data and restarted but it did not help. I had contacted Swiftkey Support on Sunday but haven't received any reply yet.

    -Rich
    Swiftkey support will just tell you the same thing they've told others. The problem is with Android 4.1. It's since been fixed in 4.2...which we don't have yet on this device.

    The problem is easy to fix with root...without root you don't have many options.
    02-26-2013 10:31 PM
  5. meyerweb#CB's Avatar
    If you're not rooted, see post 3 in this thread: http://forums.androidcentral.com/t-g...ml#post2602553

    I haven't tried it, but maybe it will solve the problem.
    02-27-2013 09:15 AM
  6. NativeTxn's Avatar
    I have the same issue with Swift key 3. Very frustrating as it doesn't seem that you should have to change the keyboard every time you restart the phone. But as was mentioned, the only response I've seem from Swift Key is that it isn't their fault and there is nothing they can do about it.

    Sent from my Nexus 7 using Tapatalk 2
    02-27-2013 04:45 PM
  7. jjthenovice's Avatar
    It is definitely and issue with google play store. I deleted app and purchased it from Amazon ($1.99) and that solved it. Also you can purchase directly from Swiftkey and install. Swiftkey is aware of problem and have communicated problem to google.
    02-27-2013 06:11 PM
  8. secretsavage's Avatar
    Hi.
    Some refer to the fact that it's not SwiftKey that is malfunctioning because other keyboardapps fail to start with boot as well. Touch pal keyboard start just fine here but not SwiftKey so it has to do something with how the program is coded to, even if it seems to work if you buy it from Amazon.
    09-02-2013 01:24 AM
  9. FishenFool's Avatar
    Hi.
    Some refer to the fact that it's not SwiftKey that is malfunctioning because other keyboardapps fail to start with boot as well. Touch pal keyboard start just fine here but not SwiftKey so it has to do something with how the program is coded to, even if it seems to work if you buy it from Amazon.
    Is touch pal paid or free and did it come from play store?

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I747 using AC Forums mobile app
    09-02-2013 02:14 AM
  10. paridge's Avatar
    Unfortunately the only "fix" is to install Keyboard Picker. It's a workaround. When you restart your phone, it pops up and prompts you to choose your keyboard. SwiftKey will be one of the options.

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I747 using AC Forums mobile app
    09-04-2013 09:16 PM
  11. FishenFool's Avatar
    If you're rooted you can use Keyboard Manager.

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I747 using AC Forums mobile app
    bogdaryl likes this.
    09-05-2013 12:42 AM
  12. Captian4Phones's Avatar
    The only keyboard I can get to "stick" is the Google keyboard. Aside from the lack of customization I actually prefer it.

    Posted via Android Central App
    09-06-2013 11:25 AM
  13. bogdaryl's Avatar
    Got the Keyboard Manager app from the Play Store. I was already rooted so it works perfectly. Thanks
    09-07-2013 12:39 PM
  14. FishenFool's Avatar
    Thought it was awesome when I discovered it. Hated always having to change back to Swiftkey whenever the phone rebooted.

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I747 using AC Forums mobile app
    09-07-2013 11:26 PM

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