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Annoying iOS 8 bug in Messages app with third-party keyboards

I started using iOS 8 last week and was really excited yesterday to pick up a third-party keyboard app. Using Swype was pretty much my favorite thing on my Android phone for the two years I had it, and was the biggest thing I missed when I moved to an iPhone.

No complaints about Swype, it works great. But there’s a frustrating little bug in the Messages app that I really hope gets fixed in iOS 8.0.1. Here’s what happens:

When you open the Messages app to view a new text message, it quickly starts out with the messages scrolled half-way up the screen, as would be appropriate, since the keyboard will cover the bottom half. The keyboard isn’t initially displayed.

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Then the Messages app appears to go “hey, there’s no keyboard displayed, I should scroll the messages down to fill the whole screen!”. And so the messages scroll down to fill the screen. (This happens so quickly I can’t seem to get a screenshot of it.)

Then the keyboard displays, but Messages doesn’t re-scroll things back to the top. Which means that to see the most recent message I have to manually scroll them back up until the latest one is shown above the keyboard.

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It’s just an annoyance at this point, but it’s a frequent annoyance. Here’s hoping they get it fixed in the first point release.

One Comment

  1. Jarrah Jarrah

    Yeah, getting annoyed with this as well. Hope they fix it soon.

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