(Fixed) The android keyboard not showing up on the lock screen

Are you unable to unlock your mobile screen lock because it’s asking for a password?  But unfortunately, the keyboard is not showing up when you try to enter it? 

Even if you remember the password in this situation. As the keyboard is not appearing, thus making it is impossible to unlock the screen lock.

And it’s a no-brainer to say that on the lock screen, the settings or mobile features we can access get limited. And that’s why it gets troublesome to perform any action to recover it. If you have a laptop or a computer, then by using this guide you can reset your phone to the factory settings using PC.

In simple terms, you can not go to the settings and change anything, Installing or reinstalling apps (new keyboard apps) also is not possible. 

While the screen is locked and therefore actions are restricted, there are still some fixes that can be applied. 

So all we have left with the volume keys and the power button. These are the only options that can be helpful in this situation.

And fortunately, with the below methods, you can probably get rid of the problem.

How the volume and power buttons will help to unlock the mobile?

By using power and volume up and down buttons in a certain pattern, mainly to master reset, clear cache, and turn mobile on in the safe mode. The keyboard not appearing issue while the screen is locked may get resolved.

Moreover, if the methods don’t for you. Then, you can connect a physical keyboard to unlock the screen.

So, now let’s get into the ways and follow each method step by step.

Read on to know the ways.

Method.1 Try a simple reboot

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Oftentimes a simple restart is all that is required to resolve minor issues like freezing, hanging, and a host of other issues.

So, if your mobile device is stuck on the lock screen. 

The first solution you should go with is to try rebooting it by pressing the power key for 8 to 10 seconds. Most likely it will resolve the problem if it’s related to software and the keyboard app.

When the screen is locked, many mobile devices don’t turn off as they will ask to unlock the screen first.

Worry not if this happens to you, there is still another way to reboot a device, which is known as hard rebooting.

To perform a hard reboot on any android with a screen lock.

Simply hold the power button probably for 20 to 30 seconds, and wait for the device to get turned off by itself. This trick works with most android phones brands, also with Samsung mobiles.

Method.2 Clearing cache

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There may be a minor problem with the cache files of the keyboard app that you were using on your mobile. So, clearing the cache can help to get the keyboard back to work. If you don’t know what is the difference between clearing cache vs clearing data. Then, read this guide to learn about clearing data vs clearing cache.

But, the question is, how is this possible to clear the cache of the keyboard app? And When you even can not unlock the screen. 

Well, to be honest, there is no way we can precisely delete the cache of the keyboard app. 

But, there is a way to clean all cache data with one click. This can be done by putting the mobile device in factory mode and from there, this is possible.

Here is how you can do it.

  • Turn off your mobile phone first.
  • No turn it on. But you will have to press the volume up key while pressing both the home key and power button until the phone vibrates. To get into the factory menu.
  • Look for “Wipe cache partition.” And confirm this option.

Use Volume up and down to navigate selections and the power key to confirm the choice.

Method.3 Connect a physical keyboard

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If you are still facing problems due to the mobile’s keyboard is not popping up. 

Then you can try connecting an external keyboard. Yes, the same keyboard that you use with a computer can also be connected to your mobile via an OTG.

What is an OTG?

An OTG or On The Go adapter (sometimes called an OTG cable, or OTG connector) allows you to connect a full-sized USB flash drive or USB A cable to your phone or tablet through the Micro USB or USB-C charging port.

You only need an OTG (a sort of connector) that will connect a USB keyboard to the type-c jack. Don’t worry, the OTG is a very inexpensive peripheral.

  1. Connect the keyboard to the USB connector and your phone to the micro-USB connector.
  2. The keyboard will automatically connect just as it connects to your PC.
  3. When the keyboard has been connected, start typing on the keyboard and the text will start appearing.

With the help of an external keyboard, you can type in the password to unlock the screen. 

Method.4 Open in Safe Mode

If you are a Samsung user, then you can try to go into safe mode.

If you don’t know what is safe mode?

Safe mode is a feature in Samsung mobiles that let you run your mobile device in the manufacturer’s settings. In simple terms, all the external apps will be disabled when you turn the Safe mode on.

Here’s how to turn safe mode on:

  1.  Press and hold the Power key until the “Power off” screen is displayed. …
  2. Tap and hold the “Power Off” icon until the “Safe mode” option is displayed.
  3. Tap “Safe mode”.
  4. Your device will restart to show the home screen in Safe mode.
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