Google's Gboard is one of the most feature-rich apps available for iOS users. Although you use Gboard to enjoy features like Glide typing, built-in Google search, stickers, etc., there are times when Gboard won't open or work on your iPhone.

If Gboard isn't working as expected or you're having trouble using some of its features, we're here to help. This article provides some troubleshooting tips to fix Gboard not working on iPhone. So let's go.

1. Close recent apps

It's possible that one of the apps you're using Gboard in has crashed or had issues, leading you to believe there's something wrong with Gboard. To fix this problem, you can try to force close all recent apps and reopen them.

Swipe up from the bottom of the screen (or double-tap the Home button) to reveal the recent apps picker. Swipe up on open apps to close them.

After that, relaunch the app and try using Gboard again to see if it works properly.

2. Disable the "Allow full access" option

Gboard requires full access to your iPhone for features like Google Search, voice dictation, and GIF search to work. And to improve your Gboard experience, all your searches are sent to Google. However, several users have successfully fixed the issue of Gboard not working after disabling the “Allow full access” option for Gboard. You can also try. Here's how.

Step 1: Launch Settings app on your iPhone, go to General and tap on Keyboard.

Step 2: Go to Keyboards and select Gboard from the list.

Step 3: Turn off the switch next to Allow full access.

Check if Gboard works as expected.

3. Remove and re-add Gboard

Among other issues with Gboard, several users also complained that Gboard sometimes wouldn't open and saw "null" written next to Gboard in their keyboard list. To solve this problem, you can remove Gboard from the list of keyboards and add it again. Here's how.

Step 1: Head to Settings app on your iPhone, go to General and open Keyboard settings.

Step 2: Tap Keyboards to display a list of keyboards on your iPhone. Then tap Edit in the top right corner to make changes.

Step 3: Tap the red minus sign on the left of Gboard and select Delete to confirm.

Step 4: Once deleted, tap Done in the top right corner to save the changes.

Step 5: Next, on the Keyboards page, tap on Add New Keyboard. Next, scroll down to the Third-Party Keyboard section and select Gboard.

This will remove the null text next to Gboard and you should be able to use Gboard again.

4. Set Gboard as Default Keyboard

Gboard also works if you've set it as a secondary keyboard when using multiple keyboard apps on your iPhone. Set Gboard as the default keyboard app to see if that improves the situation.

Step 1: Open the Settings app on your iPhone.

Step 2: Go to General and tap on Keyboard.

Step 3: Go to Keyboards and tap the Edit button on the top right corner.

Step 4: Press and hold the three horizontal lines next to Gboard and drag it up. Finally, tap Done to save the changes.

After that, check if you can use Gboard.

5. Update the Gboard app

Sometimes app updates can also go wrong. If a recent update has ruined the Gboard app on iPhone, developers should be quick to release a newer (likely more stable) version of Gboard. Therefore, you should make sure that you are using the latest version of the app.

To check for Gboard app updates, open the App Store and search for Gboard. If it says Update, you can tap on it to install it immediately. If it says Open, you are already on the latest version.

Type again with Gboard

Although Apple's standard keyboard is more than convenient, many prefer Gboard for its feature-rich experience. If you're migrating from Android to iOS, Gboard can bring a familiar user experience. If Gboard is not working as expected on iPhone, you can follow the tips above to fix Gboard problems and start using it again. Let us know which one did the trick for you in the comments below.