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I am using the stock keyboard on my S5. Whether I'm emailing, texting, using an app or googling something the keyboard will just disappear. I tap the cursor to continue typing and it continues to do it. Constantly. Typing this, it has done it 8x already. Any ideas? It's insanely frustrating.

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Drops more when I'm typing, but when on browser drops and comes back without me touching it. I tried to wipe the cache, like in that link, and it acts like it's going to work then as soon as I let go of the home/volume up buttons it says error. All I can do from there is reboot.

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Do you get phantom screen touches? It's possible a phantom screen touch might be causing the keyboard to disappear.
 

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Is it possible that you are unknowingly tapping the bottom right "back" key, which would cause the keyboard to disappear?.
 
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Phantom screen touch? Enlighten me if you would, I don't think I've heard of that.
And no. I thought at first I may have been hitting the back button, but even when I'm careful, it still collapses. I'd love to fix it without having to wipe my phone.

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...and also, my screen timeout has been set on 5 minutes. Always has been. I've noticed it keeps going to 15 seconds. It will not lock on 5 minutes. A factory reset may be inevitable?

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A phantom touch is when the screen registers a touch despite nothing touching the screen. That can happen for various reasons, like glitchy software.
 
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Thank you. I've changed to the google keyboard, to see if it would make a difference, and it has not. I'll be taking it to the tech next week.

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I took off my s-view case and have not had any issues since. Bummer because I loved the case, but the glitches it somehow may have been causing were too frustrating to keep it on.

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I don't have any idea. I kept the case off for a few days then put it back on. No problems to speak of now...other than the timeout/auto dim not wanting to lock where I set it. Keyboard seems perfect, though, for now.

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