Keyboard size in apps

Discussion in 'iOS 8' started by aslam89, Sep 19, 2014.

  1. aslam89 macrumors member

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    I just got the iPhone 6 today after being away from iOS for a couple of years.

    When using apps like WhatsApp, Line Messenger and Chrome browser, it seems like the keyboard (whether default keyboard or Swiftkey) is rather large and takes up slightly more than half the screen.

    I don't notice this on my friends using iPhone 5/5S.

    Is there a way to adjust the keyboard size? The vertical height is far too big.

    I've tried changing the font size (Settings > Display & Brightness > Text Size) to the smallest but there it doesn't seem to change the keyboard size.

    Any help/advice would be appreciated. Thanks.
     
  2. tr43z0r macrumors regular

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    I'd assume it's because those apps haven't been updated for the increased screen size. Just like how apps that haven't been updated since iOS 7 still have the pre-iOS 7 keyboard design.
     
  3. RMSko macrumors 6502

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    I too have noticed this issue and it really bothers me. Hope apps start to get optimized for the 6 and 6 plus (it's worse with the 6 plus I think).
     
  4. Stuntman06 macrumors 6502a

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    I did try out SwiftKey. Some of the issues are attributed to the app not being updated to iOS 8.
     
  5. Stuke00 macrumors 68000

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    Tho in iOS 8, even older iOS 6 apps now use the new keyboard :)
     
  6. RMSko macrumors 6502

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    I think in this case all the apps are using the new keyboard, it's just scaled very differently and there is much more space between the rows, which for me stinks. It's probably b/c the apps haven't been modified for the new screen size. The font size is also too big in many apps vs the native apps.
     

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