Video: Disable Google Keyboard (Gboard) using StageNow Tool

Article ID: 81445550

Issue / Question

How to disable Google Keyboard (GBoard) using StageNow Tool?

Applicable To

Zebra Android devices, for example, TC51, SD660-platform devices.

Resolution / Answer

NOTE This article does not apply to Android 10 or higher.
 


Click the following screenshot to view the video on how to disable Keyboard (Gboard) using StageNow.

Overview:

StageNow
Application Manager (AppMgr) administers the user applications on the device. It can be used to programmatically install, uninstall, upgrade and turn on (or off) the ability to launch an application, all with no need for user interaction. Refer to TechDocs: App Manager.   

By default, the Virtual keyboard selected is Google Keyboard (GBoard).




Procedure:

  1.  Open StageNow Tool in Administrator mode.
  2. Create a new Profile. Select MX version 4.4.  Refer to TechDocs: Full MX Feature Matrix.
  3.  Select Xpert Mode then tap Create.
  4. Enter a profile name. Example: Disable_GBoard_Keyboard. Then tap Start.
  5.  Under the Settings tab, select AppMgr then PowerMgr.
  6. Config tab should list AppMgr followed by PowerMgr. Tap Add to proceed.


  1.  Select Action to Disable Application. Default is Do nothing.
  2.  Select Package Name to com.google.android.inputmethod.latin. Tap Continue to proceed.


  1.  Make sure Reset Action is set to Reboot.


  1. Tap Continue, review if needed, then tap Complete Profile.
  2. Test the completed profile.



  1.  From the Zebra Android device, launch the StageNow client


  1. Scan the barcode from step 11.


 

  1.  After the device has been successfully staged, close the StageNow client.


At this point, the Google Keyboard (Gboard) is now disabled.
 


 

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