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    keyboard disappears while typing....Sprint and Samsung can't help!

    hi there, thanks for any help in advance! i have had my Galaxy S2 for a couple months now and for the last month i have had a major issue.

    any time i am entering text, whether i'm txting, facebooking, emailing, navigating, googling, etc, the keyboard disappears while i'm typing. its very random and not consistent. sometimes i can type for 10 secs before it happens, sometimes 1 second. and after i tap in the text box to get the keyboard to reappear it may stay up again for a sec or 10 secs. this process goes on and on. as you can tell, it makes things very hard to do since i end up taping on whatever is behind the keyboard when it pops down, whether thats a link or the send button or whatever. even if i just sit there and don't touch anything the keyboard will go down on its own. and if i use speech-to-txt functions while it will cancel the recording while i'm talking. its almost like the "back" button is being pressed, but i dont have any issues with any other aspect of the phone. i never get backed out of an app or whatever.

    Sprint is aware of the problem and apparently other people have it too, but Samsung hasn't offered a fix even though it has been going on for months. Sprint offered to give me a new phone but there is no guarantee the problem won't happen on that one and i dont want to go through the hassle of switching all my apps and settings for nothing.

    i have tried installing multiple keyboard apps and changing any and every setting possible. i have searched the web for hours looking for help elsewhere. hopefully someone here has a solution!

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    Sounds similar to an issue I had with Samsung Captivate with Gingerbread 2.3.5. I solved it by opening the browser. Clicking the menu button, click "more", then "settings" and then changed turned off the block pop-up windows checkmark.

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    i think its actually a problem with dust, even though Sprint said the screen is sealed. the problem went away the other day when i dropped my phone on my tile floor. the abrupt impact must have shook the layer of dust off of some component because the problem hasn't happened since then. weird!

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    Work around keyboard disappearing or freezing for my Galaxy Nexus.
    I tried changing the popup settings and that did help a little. The keyboard would still disappear or lock up after sometimes 15 characters, sometimes more or less.
    Returning to original settings had the keyboard disappearing after 2 characters. It would reappear after about 15 seconds. Verizon saw this and said a factory reset might correct it and it might still return. It is being changed out under warranty.

    However
    The workaround I found was turning off spell check, auto correct, and auto suggest.

    Settings > Language & input > Language > Spell checker.. uncheck box so it is turned off
    Settings > Language & input > Default . Android Keyboard, click on the settings button > text correction auto correction, click > select off
    Settings > Language & input > Default Android Keyboard, click on the settings button > text correction show correction suggests click > select always hide

    That returned the keyboard to usefulness but without auto correct or spelling suggestions. Still I can type when needed.

    Hope this helps.
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    Welcome to the forum NCStephen!
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    Quote Originally Posted by UltraDroid View Post
    Welcome to the forum NCStephen!
    Thanks. Hope my effort helped out. I am not spending a lot of technical energy day by day with the phone. I had this problem and while it seems it happens, no one really offered a solution or work around. So I posted up what I discovered. Hope it helps someone.
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    Re: keyboard disappears while typing....Sprint and Samsung can't help!

    Thanks Stephen & welcome to the forum!

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