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Motorola Verizon Droid Physical Keyboard Repeating Letters Problems

The fix for the Motorola Verizon Droid physical keyboard repeating letters problem is here.

Since I solved the Verizon Droid double letters problem for myself, I figured I would post it for others as well.
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Let me test my psychic abilities.

You've had your Motorola Verizon Droid for a while and it's been great.

All of a sudden, much to your dismay, you are starting to get repeat letters whenever you type on the physical keyboard. In other words, you type a letter expecting to see it appear once and the letter appears twice instead. In addition, when you type a space, you often get a period instead.

When you type, for example, "I used to like my Motorola Droid cell phone but now it is driving me crazy," you instead get something like this (repeated letters will vary from phone to phone):

I useed to.likemy Motorola Droiid cell phoonee but noow iit iis driiviing mee crazy.

Don't bother with a Droid mobile phone soft reset or a Motorola Droid hard reset or anything like that. There's a quick fix to the Motorola Droid duplicate letters problem, and it goes like this.

Go to Settings. Now, scroll down to Language and Keyboard and go there.

Where it says Android keyboard, you will see a green checkmark in the checkbox.

Touch the check to disable Android keyboard.

Hit the back button and now go to Messaging or some other app where you can test typing on the physical keyboard.

Voila. Your problem is solved.

Hope this helped you out with the dreaded "Motorola Verizon Droid repeating letters when typing" problem.


Conversation Board

Did this fix the duplicate letter problem when you type with the Droid keyboard? Let us know if it helped. Thanks.

STX21 6/12/2010

You are the man! Everyone else having issues, definitely do this. Thanks A TON!!

Droidaholic 6/12/2010

Worked like a charm. So simple. This was driving me nuts. THANKS!!

Wow 6/12/2010

That was too easy! thank you

Nope 6/15/2010

Nope...all the Android Keyboard option does is disable the software keyboard. I followed the instructions and my hardware keyboard still repeats. (Grrrrr....). Oh well, I bought the "everything but the kitchen sink" warranty when I got my droid, so I'm going to contact Verizon and I'll post here if they have a fix.

Grateful 6/17/2010

Thank you SO much!! Worked for me too (had to repower my droid after changing the setting to get it to work):

Close, but no cigar 6/18/2010

Seemed to work for a second, but it's still doing it. Tried messing with other physical keyboard settings. No luck.

Mike 6/21/2010

Tried the fix, but it took several additional steps for it to work. It seems alright now. I went through the settings under "Device keyboard" and unchecked most of the options, such as punctations, auto, capital letters, things like that. Now it seems to be working properly.

Spencer 6/27/2010

Wish there was a more permanent fix.. it re-enables itself after a few minutes, and the problem persists.

Jon 6/29/2010

Turning off a feature to get another feature to work when they're both supposed to work is not a viable solution. This seems like a weak fix.

Jack 7/14/2010

Disable "Auto Punctuation" works on my Milestone. Now I am in love with my keyboard again. :-)

Andy 7/21/2010

Works, but Android keyboard automatically re-enables on Motorola Droid after a few minutes. Any way to permanently disable?

Hana 7/22/2010

It worked! My Droid keyboard is no longer broken. Thank you for posting this.

MikeR 8/12/2010

Thanks for the great tip. I love my Droid but for the past few months the sliding keyboard keeps 'sliding' out in my pants pocket. Frequently when this happens it invokes the emergency call app. This is very concerning both for the potential call issues as well as using up battery. The local Verizon store had no solution. Do you have any advice?

Cowboy 9/18/2010

I've seen this before when I am typing while plugged in to a charger that has a different voltage. If your phone is plugged in while this happens, it could be an issue as well.

Apryle 4/10/2011

i need some help with my motorola droid. i have noticed when i type on the physical keyboard (slide out keyboard) each button i press has a clicky noise when i press the button it is driving me CRAZY and i can't figure out how to turn it off can someone please tell me how ? thanks -Apryle


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