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samsung S9 keyboard working weird

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Got my samsung S9+ yesterday and its keyboard is working weird. 

the numbers and characters are in 3×4 form as shown. Also the gif option is missingScreenshot_20190215-000402_Chrome.jpg




AndrewL Moderator
@ayeshasohail101: Hi there. I recommend going to Settings > General Management > Language and Input > On-Screen Keyboard > Samsung Keyboard > Keyboard Layout and Feedback in order to adjust the keyboard's size and layout.
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 @AndrewL: hello, i tried doing that. but since the numbers and characters on the keyboard are greyed out. im not able to make any changes to them 20190215_123805.jpg


AndrewL Moderator
Have you downloaded a third party language option for the keyboard? If you go to Settings > General Management > Language and Input > On-screen Keyboard > Samsung Keyboard > Language and Types > Tap the 3 dots in the top right > Check for updates, is there an update available? Furthermore , if you hit 'Reset to Default Settings' does this resolve your issue?
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it says 'lauguages up to date' 

and after i reset it to default settings, language turns into chinese.  however, It doesnot resolve the issue

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Hi, I have the same problem. Can you please advise on how to fix?

TracyR Moderator

Hey @ayeshasohail101  @Shikharizard 


Try this:

Settings > Apps > More (Three Dots) > Show System Apps > Samsung Keyboard > Storage > Clear Cache/Clear Data.

 (Just as a side note, clearing the data will remove all custom languages and learned words.)


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Hi tracy,


I followed youw instructions.  nothing has changed except that I have no reset my settings back to factory for the 3rd time.


I spent almost 2 hours on chat support, and remote control of my phone with Samsung customer service and they literally just poked around the software settings blindly, changing things and resetting my keyboard.


I've had to reconfigure the settings 3x now.  the first rep disconnected chat on me like an upset teenager, just because I asked if they actually knew what they were doing (after nearly 40 minutes)


the 2nd rep was an absolute dodo.  he literally replaced my keyboard with the Google keyboard, and asked me if he had solved the problem.  not to mention he chose the QWERTZ keyboard instead of QWERTY.  you literally have customer service who are so clueless, their solution is to direct the consumer to a competitor's product


I have to ask now, if nobody at Samsung knows how to fix a Samsung software issue.  do you guys know how to work your own phones, or is this evidence of what's to come? please give me a conclusive answer.  should I return my s10+ and go back to iPhone, or do you intend to help me find a solution on my $1300 phone?  not to mention the original poster of this thread.  he asked a question in February, got a half assed solution that doesn't work and you never solved his problem.  this is my business device and I can't have some weird keyboard layout.  I had an s10 before this so this is the first device with this layout.  it's a software thing so it mus the fixable, but nobody seems to know what they're doing, and I've just about had enough.


as my livelihood depends on this device, please provide me a firm solution within 48 hours.  otherwise I will simply post the screenshots of this post and of my chat with tech support on the Samsung Facebook page, Twitter page and on Amazon with a review, then I'm returning my phone.

AntS Moderator

I don't have an S9 or S10 to hand to check, but for the English (UK) keyboard, Qwerty option should be in Settings > General Management > Language and input > Onscreen keyboard > Samsung Keyboard > Language and types > [click into the language]  select '3x4' or 'Qwerty'


Pulled these from our simulator:




Noticed that you're from Canada, @Shikharizard , so unsure if you've got the exact same Settings pathway on your phone. 


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I'm using an s10.  and it's clear you moderators know less about the phones than users do.  this is embarrassing

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