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Apprentice

Since the last update whenever I type into notes each character I type is randomly followed by either an exclamation mark or a random word. For example if I wanted to type "bits" I would get b!I!t!sand. I did post something a couple of days ago and got a reply asking me to reset the keyboard in settings which I did but hasn't worked. Whoever replied to my post asked to let them know if it was successful but I've no idea where I made the post or where I would find their reply. 

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I was using a Swype branded keyboard. To test,  I switched to the Samsung keyboard and it fixed the issue.

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I've uninstalled Skype dragon and notes is working properly now.

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CarlH Moderator
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Hi @590101. Which phone do you have and what's the Android version you're currently running? 

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Apprentice

Galaxy Note 8

Android version 9

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ChrisM Moderator
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Hi @590101 

 

is this only happening when you're typing into the Notes app or does it happen wherever you're typing?

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Apprentice

Hi ChrisM, did reply to this last week but kept getting undeliverable message so trying again.

 

Galaxy Note 8

Android version 9

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Apprentice

Just when I use the Notes app, typing anywhere else or in other apps is ok

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CarlH Moderator
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Are there any updates pending on the app, @590101? It's strange that it's only happening on this and nothing else as the keyboard should be standardised for all apps. 

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Apprentice

There was an update, but it's made no difference even after restarting the phone

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New Member

I have this same issue, and it's driving me crazy.  Samsung S8, whatever latest update to the Samsung Notes app, adding random characters when I try and type and only have this issue in the Notes app.

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First Poster

I am having the same issue. It's driving me nuts.

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