SwiftKey glitch causes double trouble for Android users after update (UPDATE)

SwiftKey glitch causes double trouble for Android users after update (UPDATE)
A glitch that causes words typed in a sentence to double up, is apparently afflicting some SwiftKey users with Android flavored devices. A loyal PhoneArena reader sent us an image of his Nexus 5 doubling up each word as he types "Battery drain is a lot." He says that his stock Android handset is running Android 5.1.1 and that the issue started after SwiftKey's recent update to its Android app.

The bug appears randomly, according to our source, and is also affecting his girlfriend's handset as well. She is totin' a first-generation Motorola Moto X.

Last month, SwiftKey updated its Android app, adding the SwiftKey Hub. The latter is where you go to adjust your settings, change themes and customize your QWERTY. The update also added a new default theme and continued its integration with password manager Dashlane.

We have asked SwiftKey to comment and as soon as we hear back from them, we will update this story. 
Thanks for the tip, Rodrigo!

UPDATE: We have heard from SwiftKey and here is their official statement: "There is a known bug that, in certain instances, causes SwiftKey to add duplicate words when typing within comment or forum fields. Our engineers are currently working on a fix for this as quickly as possible. We encourage anyone experiencing any issues to reach out to the SwiftKey Support team at https://support.swiftkey.com."



1. yoosufmuneer

Posts: 1518; Member since: Feb 14, 2015

I don't get all this crap because I use the stock keyboard.

2. Athene

Posts: 72; Member since: Jun 22, 2015

Why? Wheres the beauty of Android using stock keyboard?

11. yoosufmuneer

Posts: 1518; Member since: Feb 14, 2015

No bugs/ glitches. With swipe texting etc.

8. Ordinary

Posts: 2454; Member since: Apr 23, 2015

Google keyboard ftw

12. waddup121 unregistered

double trouble be gone!

24. AlikMalix unregistered

Mine is is working just fine fine...

30. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012


31. Simona unregistered

exactly ... it is biggest spam app in world

3. Mikebot

Posts: 2; Member since: Jun 26, 2015

Thats why i don't us this s**t !!

4. ph00ny

Posts: 2031; Member since: May 26, 2011

Hahah this happened a few years ago with swiftkey. I guess it's back

5. Topcat488

Posts: 1415; Member since: Sep 29, 2012

Swiftkey uninstall, Samsung keyboard works just as well.

9. DavidPro

Posts: 8; Member since: Jun 24, 2015

Samsung Keyboard is based on swiftkey!

6. mike2959

Posts: 694; Member since: Oct 08, 2011

SwiftKey is terrible. Once a excellent keyboard, now it's bloated, uses more battery. Yes it's doubling up the words, especially in native exchexchange email.

15. techloverNYC

Posts: 601; Member since: Nov 20, 2012

I am a current user of Swiftkey and I know its not the best, yet its still better then samsung's stock keyboard. Any recommendations for keyboard?

23. ph00ny

Posts: 2031; Member since: May 26, 2011

Didnt samsung also include swype in their phones?

27. Norris

Posts: 121; Member since: Jun 26, 2015

Google keyboard..

7. mike2959

Posts: 694; Member since: Oct 08, 2011

See what I'm saying!

10. Fire5

Posts: 315; Member since: Feb 13, 2015

What I have in my S6 and I do not have that problem works great.

13. TezzaBP

Posts: 274; Member since: May 18, 2015

I just use iKeyboard lol

14. ericnichols1999

Posts: 53; Member since: Apr 21, 2014

Prepare for trouble!

21. jesusnexo unregistered

and make it double!

17. toyboyz

Posts: 235; Member since: Jan 22, 2010

Yep sure did my first ever auto correct fail, showing double download in notification bar on all app updates,

18. Mxyzptlk unregistered

I knew I wasn't going crazy.

19. tedkord

Posts: 17356; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

I've I've never never had had this this happen happen with with SwiftKey SwiftKey.

20. GeekMovement unregistered

Personally don't like the stock Samsung keyboard on Kitkat so Swiftkey is my go-to. Fortunately I haven't had this issue yet.

22. Dattack

Posts: 61; Member since: Jan 09, 2013

LOL. I thought this was a bug that belonged to my OnePlus One. Guess I was wrong. This is seriously a horrible bug, It's really annoying.

25. ePoch270

Posts: 193; Member since: Sep 26, 2013

This bug has been around for 18 months or so. First hit me last year and ONLY in PA's forum when you use predicted words. I no longer have the bug, which is funny.

28. Elfmonster unregistered

Working on it, my booty. This bug has plagued several of my devices for a year, but only sporadically. Today was worse than normal so I switched to native keyboard. Don't get me wrong. SwiftKey is indispensable for my work typing via Android. I dig it hard. But I've been dealing with this bug forever, even after clearing cache etc.

29. Mfa901

Posts: 291; Member since: Jul 14, 2012

since i dont care about productions...i use smart keyboard pro.

32. BlackhawkFlys

Posts: 914; Member since: May 07, 2014

I am getting the same problem on my LG G3. And its annoying.

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