Android 4.2 Disappearing Keyboard Bug Fixed by SwiftKey – Workaround

This is just a temporary solution until a more permanent fix is offered

Google’s latest Android 4.2 Jelly Bean is quite buggy as many users complain that some of the applications previously installed on their devices are now plagued by various issues.

Unfortunately, it appears that there are some incompatibilities between the latest version of Android operating system and some of the most popular applications available for download via Google Play store.

SwiftKey is such an application that needs an update for devices powered by Android 4.2 Jelly Bean platform.

Unfortunately, the issue affecting the keyboard application lies in Google’s faulty coding, which is why SwiftKey’s devs will have to wait until the Android development team understands what’s causing some of the issues reported by users.

One of these issues, which affects Android 4.2 devices, makes the SwiftKey keyboard disappear without further notice.

According to SwiftKey, “this is a rare but unfortunate report that we've recently been made aware of. We have contacted the Android development team to understand what caused this in their code. We are doing what we can on our end to resolve this issue for those affected.”

Even though developers have yet to patch this issue, SwiftKey has announced that a temporary solution is available for those who still wish to use the application.

“… please re-download SwiftKey from the same storefront you originally purchased it from. As long as you are signed into the same account that you originally used to purchase the application, you will not be charged a second time. Also, remember that to get SwiftKey fully installed, you may need to click on the SwiftKey 3 icon in your app drawer to initialize the installation process.”

Until a permanent solution is found and delivered via OTA (over the air) update, we advise SwiftKey users to follow the instructions offered by developers. Stay tuned for more updates on the matter.

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