Is anyone else seeing GBoard gesture typing breaking often?

mikeymikec

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My phone has Android 8.1 on, and I'm probably having to restart the app (usually the Messages app) at least once a week (I think it's been about three times this week though) because gesture typing inexplicably stops working and all that will work is normal typing (but without suggestions iirc).

- edit - GBoard + gesture typing has worked fine for me for years, just in recent weeks/months have I started to experience problems. If no-one else is, I might take an axe to GBoard's cache etc and see if that helps.
 
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killster1

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never tried using any fancy keyboards as im paranoid but maybe ill give it a try and let you know in a week if it stopped scroll deleting(?) gesture typing is just swipe txting right?
 

blackangst1

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Ive used gboard and gesture for years on multiple phones, currently on an LG G8...no issues with mine.
 

MrSquished

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yeah happening with me. it comes back after like 20 seconds. this is on both Android what was the latest Pie and on the Android Q Beta 3 and Beta 4
 

mikeymikec

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For me it's only happening with the Messages app (which admittedly is what I type in most, but when it happened with the Messages app I then switched to another and it worked in that).

@PixelSquish
Moto G5 in case there's any device similarity there?
 

MrSquished

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For me it's only happening with the Messages app (which admittedly is what I type in most, but when it happened with the Messages app I then switched to another and it worked in that).

@PixelSquish
Moto G5 in case there's any device similarity there?
this is with a pixel 2xl
 
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