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nicholas
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Keyboard Overlay

When my staff use the apps I have created on an android device, the on screen keyboard covers the inputbox they are attempting to use. I have tried adding onselect logic that alters the y coordnates of the control to no avail. Is there a way to fix this? It very quickly loses the feel of a mobile app when this occurs, as any other application on a phone is able to account for the keyboard opening and closing.

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TigerBennett
Advocate I
Advocate I

Yeah, this is really unfriendly to the user.  If you select any input field in the lower half of the screen it seems to shift the field to just above the keyboard but still cant access any field below that one without moving the focus away from the input. The worst field is the one just above the half way point.

 

I think the solution is that they need to identify the keybaord type, so that it includes the next (tab) rather than the Go function.

 

So bit of a budget workaround but I added a Check icon to the right of each field, the user feels like they need to check the box to submit the data.  In reality it just takes the focus off the input field and hides the keyboard so they can then select the next field.

 

Ideally there would also be a getfocus action, which would also resolve the focus on input field when loading the screen too.

snarful
New Member

I had this issue on iPhone, and it appears it’s the keyboard choice that is the problem. With native iOS keyboard it works fine, but with the google keyboard it get the overlay issue. Hope that helps!
ericonline
Community Champion
Community Champion

There is still a problem on iOS with the keyboard and dropdown/person-lookup/comboboxes. The boxes drop below the keyboard so you can't see the options. 

 

Users must: 

  • Click "Done" on the keyboard
  • Scroll up
  • Click the field again
  • Select the option

 

Pretty disjointed experience. I've been thinking of building my own keyboard and popping it up on the screen, but not yet. Any ideas? 

IrnBruMuffin
Helper I
Helper I

Hi all, this was an issue in 2016. Any update?

Andre_Martins
Advocate I
Advocate I

Any update on this subject?

PauloRech
Advocate IV
Advocate IV

Hi all. Any update? Is it still an issue or do we have a solution?

I am having this issue on my Samsung S10, my wife's Samsung Note but not on my iPhone. My work phone is a Samsung and many of my colleagues use android. Any help is appreciated.

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