The fix suggested by someone above re: switching over to the Beta keyboard works. No idea why the old one is now defunct/Samsung didn't automatically switch over as part of the update!
Hi AndrewL ,
It appears that the most current update is installed. Version 126.96.36.199
Also tried resetting keybboard settings - this has also not made any difference. I tried this initially as well before posting here, no luck.
Let me know what else can be tried. I will review some of the options by other members suggested here and report if anything helps.
I have installed the Google Keyboard from the Play store as a temporary fix (suggestion by one of the members - thank you!) however it would be good for this issue to be resolved, I didi like the default keyboard, had no real issues, up untill now, so would like to come back to it at some point.
I finally got a keyboard to work properly. I had to switch to the beta version. It's busy, cluttered and I don't like it, but at least predictive text works in English, French and German. Finally.
Hi everyone, I have managed to find a solution.
I was having the same issue but mine was more severe as it was not showing any word suggestions, no auto correct, no auto punctuation. I was having to type everything out myself. Very annoying.
But I've managed to figure it out. You simply need to reset/restore the app. And the way to do this is to go to the app settings and clear all data.
So go to Settings>General management>Language and input>On-screen keyboard>Samsung keyboard. Click About Samsung keyboard. Now click the i icon in the top right hand corner. Click Storage, at the bottom of the screen you will see 2 options > Clear Data and Clear Cache. You want to click on clear data. Once this is done, your app is now reset/restored. It will now work as normal.
I hope this works for you. Let me know how you get on.