Fix problems with Gboard

If you have issues or privacy concerns with Gboard, try these steps.

Note: Gboard is available for iPhones and iPads with iOS 9 and up.

Restore Gboard

Switch back to Gboard

If Gboard switches to another keyboard, you can switch it back.

  1. On your iPhone or iPad, open any app that you can type with, like Gmail or Keep.
  2. Tap where you can enter text.
  3. At the bottom of your keyboard, touch and hold Globe Globe.
  4. Tap Gboard.

Fix "null" next to "Gboard"

When you update your version of Gboard, you may see "null" next to Gboard in your keyboard list. To fix the issue, remove Gboard from your list, and then add it back.

  1. On your iPhone or iPad, open Settings.
  2. Tap General.
  3. Tap Keyboard and then Keyboards.
  4. At the top right, tap Edit.
  5. Next to "Gboard," tap Remove Remove.
  6. Tap Delete and then Done.
  7. Tap Add new keyboard and then Gboard.

If that doesn’t work, try restarting your iPhone or iPad.

Add Gboard back to your keyboard list

When you update Gboard, it could disappear from your keyboard list. To add it back:

  1. On your iPhone or iPad, open Settings.
  2. Tap General.
  3. Tap Keyboard and then Keyboards.
  4. Tap Add new keyboard and then Gboard.

Check privacy & erase search history

Keep your info secure

We know that what you type on your iPhone or iPad is personal, so Gboard keeps your info private.

What Gboard sends to Google:

  • Your searches are sent to Google to get search results.
  • Usage statistics are sent to let us know which features are used most often, and to help us improve.
  • If you use Gboard's talk-to-text feature, your voice is sent to Google for transcription.

What Gboard doesn't send to Google:

  • Anything you type, other than your searches, like passwords or chats with friends.
  • Saved words aren’t sent. You can delete saved words at any time.
Delete your search history

When you remove your Gboard search history, your past searches won't show up as predictions.

Delete search history from the Gboard app

  1. On your iPhone or iPad, open Gboard Gboard.
  2. Tap Search settings.
  3. Tap Clear Gboard search history and then Ok.

Delete search history from Google app & Account

If you downloaded Gboard as part of the Google app, your past searches are saved to your device and might be saved to your Google Account.

Step 1: Delete from device

  1. On your iPhone or iPad, open the Google app Google Search.
  2. At the top left, tap Settings Settings.
  3. In the settings menu, tap Gboard and then Search settings.
  4. Tap Clear Gboard search history and then Ok.

Step 2: Delete from account

When you’re signed in to the Google app and "Web & app activity" is turned on, your searches might be saved to your Google Account in My Activity. Learn how to delete searches saved in My Activity.

Delete saved words

Gboard saves the words you type to help you with spelling, and to predict searches you could be interested in. These words are saved only to your device. You can delete saved words whenever you want.

Delete saved words from the Gboard app

  1. On your iPhone or iPad, open the Gboard app Gboard.
  2. Tap Keyboard settings and then Clear my dictionary and then Ok.

Delete saved words from Google app

If you downloaded Gboard as part of the Google app:

  1. On your iPhone or iPad, open the Google app Google Search.
  2. At the top left, tap Settings Settings.
  3. Tap Gboard and then Keyboard settings.
  4. Tap Clear my dictionary and then Ok.
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