In this guide, we will show you the steps to remove the black bottom bar on your Android keyboard using ADB Commands. With each new Android upgrade, there are a plethora of new and interesting features that manages to grab the attention of the masses. Likewise, there are quite a few UI/UX changes as well, although not of the same intensity as they used to be in earlier days.
In this regard, while some changes are welcomed with open hands, others are somewhat criticized. But in all of this, there are few user interface changes that end up creating more issues than good. One such change occurred when users updated their device to Android 10. While the underlying reason was still unknown, but there were countless complaints that users were witnessing a black bottom bar in the keyboard.
The issue wasn’t limited to just to Gboard, it was documented across many other ones as well. For some, the issue even continued even after they have updated their device to Android 11. Well, if you are also getting bugged with it, irrespective of the OS version, then this guide will help you out. Given here are the detailed instructions to remove the black bottom bar on your Android keyboard using ADB Commands.
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How to Remove Black Bottom Bar on Android Keyboard via ADB
- To begin with, enable USB Debugging on your device. For that, go to to Settings > About Phone > Tap on Build Number 7 times > Go back to Settings > System > Advanced > Developer Options > Enable USB Debugging.
- Then connect your device to the PC via USB cable.
- After that, download the Android SDK Platform Tools on your PC and extract it to any convenient location. This shall give you the platform-tools folder.
- So head over to this platform-tools folder address bar, type in CMD in its address bar, and hit Enter. This shall launch the Command Prompt.
- You will now have to gain shell access, for that, type in the below command and hit Enter:
- You might now get a prompt on your device, tap Allow.
- Finally, now enter the following command:
wm overscan 0,0,0,-55
- Some users have reported that instead of -55, they got success with -25, while others gained success with -50. So it’s more of a hit and try until you get a perfect value for your device. The reason why there is no universal value is due to the differences in screen size, pixels, and other such components.
- Furthermore, if you ever wish to revert to the original value, then just execute the below command:
wm overscan 0,0,0,0
So with this, we conclude the guide on how you could remove the black bottom bar on your Android keyboard using ADB Commands. If you have any queries concerning the aforementioned steps, do let us know in the comments. We will get back to you with a solution at the earliest.
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