iPhone Problems

[Bug Fixed!] 8 Ways about Gboard Keeps Crashing

by Jenefey Aaron   Updated on 2020-12-22 / Update for  iPhone Tips

  • 1. “The Gboard iOS version has stopped working. It is crashing every time, and I launch it. There are no updates available. How do I fix this?”
  • 2. “Every time I open my smartphone, Gboard crashes. I am locked out of my mobile. I can’t even reset it. What do I do?”

So, what to do if your Gboard keeps stopping? The Gboard is one of the most popular virtual keyboard app released by Google in the year 2016. But since its launch, the app had its fair share of issues.

However, its seamless performance and friendly interface have made it quite popular on Android and iOS devices, but users are still complaining about the app frequently crashing on their devices. There is nothing to worry about as solutions are available. You can check out the article below to find out more details about the fixes.

Part 1: Why is My Gboard Crashing?

‘Why is my Gboard crashing?’ The Gboard is the most popular virtual keyboard app on both iOS and Android platforms. Google launched it. However, like any other application, it has several issues. The most prominent one is Gboard crashing frequently.

Users have complained, ‘Gboard keeps crashing oh my god Gboard keeps crashing’. They are very frustrated. But the Gboard can crash for several reasons.

  • It can crash as it hasn’t been updated in a while
  • It is conflicting with the outdated OS
  • Internet issues
  • Conflict with other applications

There could be several reasons for the Gboard crash on a smartphone. But if you are interested in the solution, you should check out the following article.

Part 2: How to Fix Gboard Keeps Crashing iOS?

‘My Gboard keeps crashing?’ The Gboard application is available for iOS devices, but it can conflict with other iOS apps. It is very frustrating if Gboard keeps crashing while you are using it. So, the fixes below will show you the ways to resolve this issue with the Gboard keyboard. Check it out.

Fix #1: Set the Keyboard Default

If Gboard keeps crashing, make sure that it is your default keyboard. Some people use it as a secondary keyboard; if you set it as default, the problems may disappear.

  • Step #1: In the Settings of your iOS device, navigate to ‘General’.
  • Step #2: Tap on ‘Keyboard’ and then ‘Keyboards’ and click on ‘Edit’ at the top.
  • Step #3: Now, select ‘Gboard’ from the list and put it at the top.

This is one of the ways to fix Gboard issues on your iOS device. If this doesn’t work, feel free to use the following solution.

Fix #2: Add New Keyboard to Gboard

There is an option to add a new keyboard to Gboard. Using this feature can fix the issues with Gboard on iOS.

  • Step #1: In the Settings of your iOS device, navigate to ‘General’.
  • Step #2: Select ‘Keyboard’ and then tap on ‘Keyboards’.
  • Step #3: Tap on the ‘Edit’ option at the top and then tap on the ‘Red Sign’ beside Gboard.
  • Step #4: Choose ‘Delete’ to erase the keyboard.
  • Now, you need to click on ‘Add New Keyboard’. Select ‘Gboard’ from the list.

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Fix #3: Disable Allow Full Access

If the Gboard keyboard keeps crashing, you need to turn off the ‘Allow Full Access’ option. If you want to access all the features of the Gboard, then you need to grant it complete access. But allowing Gboard to run all its functions is possibly causing the keyboard to crash.

So, we recommend turning off the full access option.

  • Step #1: In the Settings of your iOS device, navigate to ‘General’.
  • Step #2: Tap on ‘Keyboard’ and then ‘Keyboards’ and select ‘Gboard’.
  • Step #3: Now, disable the option that says ‘Allow Full Access’.

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You will not be able to use all the Gboard features, but the keyboard will work just fine.

Fix #4: Repair iOS System with ReiBoot

If Gboard is still crashing on your iOS device, then you should consider the possibility of a deeper issue that can only be fixed by repairing the iOS system effectively.

System repair is not an easy task. You will need a professional tool for successfully repairing a system like iOS. You will easily be able to locate a few recommendations on the internet but prefer using Tenorshare ReiBoot.

ReiBoot is a reliable tool. It has an excellent success rate combined with its capability to fix more than 150 iOS issues, which makes it is the most suitable option for this task. So, go for ReiBoot. It is also easy to use.

If you want, you can check out its operation procedure. It is detailed below.

  • Download and install Tenorshare ReiBoot on a computer.
  • After that, connect the iOS device to the computer and run ReiBoot. Click on the ‘Repair Operating System’ option on the program interface.

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  • In the following window, click on ‘Fix Now’ and initiate the procedure.

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  • After that, you will be asked to download the firmware required for the procedure. Click on the ‘Browse’ to choose a path for the file and then click ‘Download’.

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  • After the firmware has been completely downloaded, you can click on the ‘Repair Now’ button below.

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  • Your iPhone will restart again when it is fully repaired.

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Although we have discussed several procedures to fix the Gboard issue on an iOS device, we still recommend this particular procedure for the users. Unlike the other solution, if you use ReiBoot, it is guaranteed that the issue with Gboard will disappear.

Part 3: How to Fix Gboard Keeps Crashing Android (Samsung/LG/Motorola)

My Gboard keeps crashing LG? If Gboard keeps crashing Android, you can use the following solutions to get rid of the Gboard mess form your smartphone.

There are several Android smartphone brands on the market. But the solutions we have listed below are most effective on popular brands like LG, Motorola, and Samsung.

Way #1: Make Sure Google Gboard is Default Keyboard

If Gboard keeps crashing on Galaxy S8+, you need to make sure that you have selected Gboard as your default keyboard. If you haven’t selected it as your default keyboard, then go to the Settings of your mobile and set Gboard as default.

  • Step #1: In the Settings, tap on ‘Additions Settings/System’.
  • Step #2: Open ‘Languages & Input’ and locate ‘Current Keyboard Selection’.

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  • Step #3: In this section, you need to locate Gboard and make it your default keyboard.

Way #2: Update Gboard to the Newest Version

If that doesn’t work, then you must update the Gboard app. A new version of this app is available. If you haven’t updated, it is time to do it.

It is a Google app. So, visit the Google Play Store and locate the Gboard app. tap on the ‘Update’ button.

Way #3: Update Your Android OS to the Latest Version

If Gboard keeps crashing on Motorola phone even after updating the Gboard app, then we recommend updating the Android OS.

Well, you have updated the Gboard app, but you are still using the old version of the Android OS. These older and newer versions could be conflicting.

  • Step #1: Make sure that your smartphone is connected to a Wi-Fi network.
  • Step #2: Go to the Settings and tap on ‘About Phone’.
  • Step #3: Now, tap on ‘Check for Updates’.

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  • Step #4: If an update is available, you will see options like ‘Install Now’; ‘Reboot and Install’; ‘Install System Software’ will be displayed.

Just tap on the visible option, and the OS will be updated and then rebooted.

Way #4: Uninstall Gboard and Reinstall Again

Last but not least, if Gboard is still acting weird, you need to uninstall the app. The uninstallation can’t be done from the Settings of your Android smartphone, as Gboard is a Google app.

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You have to open the Google Play Store and locate the Gboard app. Open it, and you will find the ‘Uninstall’ option. After removing the app, install it again from the same place.


Overall, Gboard is quite popular among users. People love this virtual keyboard app on both Android and iOS platforms. But if it is crashing on your device, stop worrying. There are fixes available; you can use them and get rid of the issues.

Needless to say, we have detailed quite a few fixes in the above article. You must check them out if Gboard is crashing on your mobile. But if you are an iOS user, then we recommend using ReiBoot for iOS system repair to fix the Gboard crash issue effectively as fast as possible.