Keyboard failure, Galaxy S II X

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Samsung Galaxy S II X. It looks like the keyboard has stopped working. Keyboard doesn't appear at all, or it doesn't respond. No keyboard appears for text message, email (via WiFi connection), or internet search.

Phone is only a couple of weeks old (reconditioned). Has not been dropped or damaged.

Voice calls work. Text receiving works.
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That's really odd. Check in your settings under language and input. Make sure the android keyboard is selected.
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Thanks very much.

I have: Settings/language and input/keyboards and input methods/Default

Then the options are Samsung and Swype.

I've now selected Samsung, and the keyboard now works (!) but it is a different keyboard from the original. Different appearance and auto-complete behavior.

Swype doesn't seem to do anything.

I see nothing about an Android keyboard.

Am I missing a keyboard? Any suggestions?
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Goto play market and search for swipe. Un install and re install it. Should work
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Have you taken out the sim card and the battery?
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No , should I?
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toggle between Swype and Samsung keypad - Settings>Local & text
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Sort of what I did, thanks, see above.
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I had a glitch with my S II once but I did receive an error message that keyboard had stopped working... What I did, I power cycled my phone (remove battery and turn off) after this it worked without any problem... If this does not solve the issue, you may always try to back up your phone so you do not lose your information and then do a factory reset...

Try to free your memory once in a while by using Task Manager or by pressing and holding home button and then swipe to your right the open apps, phone tends to slow down when too many apps are opened at the same time...
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if all what was said did not work, i think that you have to perform a reset to factory state.
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Thanks, all. I replied at length to Chad Burr. Sort of fixed--but the keyboard as changed and I'm puzzled about that.
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The keyboard on android devices can be changed easily. If u check the market you'll find tins if them. I prefer swiftkey while others prefer swype.
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I wonder if phone came pre-loaded with a trial version of swype. I'll try swiftkey. I wasn't thrilled with swype, if that's what I was using (probably).
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Swype opened a public beta for the Android operating system in mid-June 2010, only recently dropping the beta tag. Devices that came pre-installed with Swype include; the Samsung Galaxy Gio, Samsung Galaxy Ace, Samsung Galaxy S, Samsung Galaxy S2, Samsung Galaxy S2x, Samsung Galaxy Note, Motorola Droid X, Motorola i1, and Motorola Droid 2.

In early October 2011, Swype was acquired by dictation specialist Nuance, makers of the Dragon Naturally Speaking software. The new owners became interested in cashing in on the concept and were successful in unbinding the Swype keyboard software from hardware partners and now sell Swype as an app directly to consumers on the Play Store. A trial version is also available.

Earlier versions of the S2x, shipped with Android 2.3 and arrived with Swype pre-installed. Swype appears to have been dropped with later versions of the the S2x that shipped with Android version 4.0. Swype was replaced by Samsung's version called "keyboard swipe".
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Very informative. For information, I had Swype on Android 4.0, from Koodo, for a few weeks and then it stopped working. Per Chad Burr's suggestion, I now have a trial version of Smartkey and much prefer it; I'll upgrade to permanent and forget Swype.
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Glad we could all help you!
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