3 Replies Latest reply on Jan 20, 2015 6:19 PM by schamblee

    iPad keyboard covering input content

    JaredHague

      I have a client using iPads to input data in a portal.  They are numerical values so I have the iPad showing the number keyboard.  The problem is when the keyboard comes up it covers the fields being entered.  Normally the layout would scroll and show the field being entered.  The strange thing is there is no bar across the top of the keyboard.  Normally there should be a bar across the top of the keyboard with a tab arrow etc.  Nothing like this shows up. 

       

      They are using the latest iOS and FM Go,  Oh and another strange thing is when testing on my own iPad I don't have the issue. 

       

      Any ideas??

        • 1. Re: iPad keyboard covering input content
          schamblee

          I could not reproduce that problem on my iPad either.   I would suggest removing filemaker from the problem device and reinstalling.   I sent some strange problem on the iPad and iPhone with FMGo.  It a good program and has improved a bunch but it still has bugs.   I reported an issue I was having that occur on both my iPad 3 and iPhone 5 and TSGAL said she couldn't reproduce on her iPhone 5s or iPhone 6.  I know that some keyboard issue are different on the iPhone and iPad, and it may be so with different version of iPads.  I would test a different number keyboard and see if that works.

          • 2. Re: iPad keyboard covering input content
            EricMorasch

            Easy Fix,  Just add space to the bottom of the layout in layout mode.  That way the keyboard will not cover the content.

             

            Also, if want to go farther, add another layout just for iPad or iPhone and Desktop.

             

            Check out the Link Below

            Get(SystemPlatform)

            • 3. Re: iPad keyboard covering input content
              schamblee

              The keyboard takes up half the screen.  You can't waste space on an iPad, iPad mini or iPhone, it is not like it has a 20inch monitor, so leaving half the screen blank for the keyboard is not a feasible solution.   The field should slide up above the keyboard, and the testing I did on my iPad the field did slide up, so there has to be some issue causing it to fail on his client device.