iOS 8 was released on September 17, 2014. It had this infuriating bug that had made 3rd party keyboards not show up every now and then. This could manifest itself in many ways: swiping down to enter something in the search field, clicking on the share button in Mobile Safari to post something to Twitter, etc. and even when focusing on a text field in an app to write something (e.g. Safari's address bar, Calendar, Mail, Notes – everywhere). I have installed Swype, SwiftKey, and recently Next and they all have this issue. Is this happening due to one or more bugs in the iOS SDK? Or is this due to bugs in the code for the said keyboards? It's been more than a year since then and iOS 9 and this has not been fixed yet. I even asked about this issue here on Twitter, but the only response was from the SwiftKet guys (kudos to them) and it was this: We’ve spoken with Apple about various issues, so hopefully we’re both working to improve things Which was not very helpful. Does anybody have any "insider" information about what's causing this issue and what is preventing Apple and these 3rd party keyboard developers from fixing this?