If your Android phone’s keyboard is typing the wrong letters, missing letters, or typing random letters and characters, this guide will help you fix the problem.

We understand how frustrating it is when your Android keyboard keeps skipping and producing incorrect words. However, you can fix this problem by adopting one of the solutions outlined in this guide.

Now, let’s look at several ways of solving this problem in greater depth.

Solution 1: Install a Different Keyboard

Installing a different keyboard is one way of stopping your Android keyboard typing wrong letters or adding extra letters. Follow these steps to fix this issue.

Step 1: Go to Google Play Store.

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Step 2: Type “Keyboard” in the search menu.

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Step 3: Select one of the keyboards (for example, the Microsoft SwiftKey Keyboard). We recommend installing the Microsoft SwiftKey Keyboard.

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Step 4: Install the keyboard and use it.

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This should fix your Android keyboard typing wrong letters or characters. If this doesn’t solve the problem, try the second solution.

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Solution 2: Clear Keyboard Cache and Data

Clearing your keyboard cache and data could stop your Android keyboard typing wrong letters. Here’s how.

Step 1: Go to Settings.

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Step 2: Choose Apps & Notifications.

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Step 3: Select App Info.

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Step 4: Tap the three dots at the top right-hand corner of your phone.

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Step 5: Select Show System apps.

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Step 6: Select your keyboard.

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Step 7: Go to Storage.

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Step 8: Select Clear Data.

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Step 9: Finally, select Clear Cache.

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This will cause all your keyboard data to be erased.

This should stop wrong letters appearing when typing on your keyboard. If the problem persists, try the next solution.


Solution 3: Customize Your Phone’s Keyboard

If your phone’s autocomplete feature keeps changing the words you type, typing random letters or you keep getting unwanted spaces, this could solve the problem.

Step 1: Head to Settings.

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Step 2: Select System.

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Step 3: Choose Languages & Input.

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Step 4: Select Keyboard & Inputs.

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Step 5: Select your keyboard (for example, Android Keyboard (AOSP)).

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Step 6: Go to Text Correction, Auto Replace, Auto Spacing or Auto Fill depending on your phone.

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Step 7: Disable Text Correction, Auto Replace, Auto Spacing or Auto Fill.

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If this doesn’t resolve the issue, you might want to perform a factory reset.

 

Solution 4: Perform Factory Reset  

Performing a factory reset could stop your phone typing random letters, or adding extra letters.

Caution: Before factory resetting your phone, be sure to backup your data and sync accounts.

Here’s how to reset your Android phone.

Step 1: Go to Settings.

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Step 2: Select System.

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Step 3: Choose Reset.

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Solution 5: Change Input Language 

If your Android keyboard is still typing wrong letters, you might want to change the input language.

Step 1: Go to Settings.

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Step 2: Choose System.android keyboard typing wrong letters

Step 3: Select Languages & Input.

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Step 4: Go to Virtual Keyboard.

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Step 5: Select your keyboard.

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Step 6: Turn off languages you do not use.

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Bottom Line

One of the solutions we’ve recommended should fix the problem and stop your Android keyboard typing wrong letters or characters.