How to update the Gboard app on your Android device in 2 easy steps



  • It’s easy to update Gboard on Android to make sure that you have the most up-to-date version of the virtual keyboard app.
  • To update Gboard on an Android device, you can visit the Google Play store to get the newest version.
  • Updating Gboard from time to time ensures you can take full advantage of all the virtual keyboard app has to offer and can also help solve any errors you’re experiencing with Gboard.
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There are times when you would experience difficulty with an app on your Android – the phone would lock up and experience occasional crashes. That’s perhaps time for you to update the app. 

This same practice applies to Gboard, Google’s virtual keyboard app.  Google regularly adds new and improved features, so taking the few seconds to update is well worth the improved user experience. 

Here’s how to update Gboard on Android. 

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How to update Gboard on Android 

1. Open up the Google Play Store app and search for Gboard.

2. Tap on Gboard, and if you see the word “Open” in a green box, you already have the most up-to-date version. If you see the word “Update,” tap it and the updating process will begin.

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To figure out when the most recent version of Gboard (or any Play Store app) was offered, tap on the app in the Play Store and look under the word’s “What’s new” to see the “Last updated” date.


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