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Thread: How do you hide the keyboard in SMS?

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    Default How do you hide the keyboard in SMS?
    Hey guys
    After you launch the Messages app and you show the keyboard, how do you hide it again? It's hard to read some of the convos with the keyboard showing.
    Or is it another one of the things apple never got around to adding?

    (I searched.. didn't find anything on it.. haha)
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    get out of that convo and get back in..just dont put the cursor back in the type box.

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    That's lame.. There needs to be a way to lower the keyboard
    Thanks though
    I always feel sorry for the guy in the iPhone commercials. He always gets a call right in the middle of trying to do something

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    ZOMG pangie, you started this thread? But I do agree it's a pain especially in landscape mode.

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    I know right!?

    Yeah.. it's been bugging me for a while.. thought I might as well ask just in case there was some secret method I didn't happen to stumble upon yet.
    I always feel sorry for the guy in the iPhone commercials. He always gets a call right in the middle of trying to do something

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    bugging me as well, but it doesn't seem like apple is ever going to fix this

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    So to bring up an old topic. There is no way to modify the SMS code to add a small kb icon on top to toggle kb on/off?? Where is the code location folder? I wouldn't mind taking a loom

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    Someone REALLY needs to make a little Cydia tweak that makes the keyboard work the same as in WhatsApp for example! (ie if you tap anywhere in the conversation thread when keyboard is visible it will minimise it)

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    Cydia has a tweak. Smshidekeyboard

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    iOS 5 should have a fix for this when its released to the general public. I have been messing with it for some time and it seems swiping the conversation will actually hide the keyboard. You have to tap the top of the text box and swipe downwards for the keyboard to lower and hide itself.
    Last edited by ihappy; 07-18-2011 at 11:06 PM. Reason: added info

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    Quote Originally Posted by flipcrackpot View Post
    Cydia has a tweak. Smshidekeyboard


    Brilliant! Thank you for letting us know! I know lots of peeps who will be glad to see this!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ihappy View Post
    iOS 5 should have a fix for this when its released to the general public. I have been messing with it for some time and it seems swiping the conversation will actually hide the keyboard. You have to tap the top of the text box and swipe downwards for the keyboard to lower and hide itself.
    saved me all the grief/pain!

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