Minimize Keyboard in Messaging App

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Kal525, Jun 29, 2009.

  1. Kal525 macrumors newbie

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    I have an iPhone 3G S and was wondering if there is a way to minimize the keyboard while in the messaging application. The scenario is as follows:

    I start typing a reply to one of my contacts, but decide that I'd like to scroll up to read previous messages before I finish my reply. I can do this in the upper part of the window, but as I type more, the upper window gets so small that it's pretty much useless. At that point I can't find a way to comfortably read what was previously written without deleting the reply I was typing. And even if I do delete what I wrote, the keyboard is still there. The only way to get rid of it is to go back main menu of the messaging app and then re-enter the messaging thread that I'm interested in.

    Is there any way around this?

    Thanks.
     
  2. m477h3w macrumors 6502

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  3. actorkid macrumors 6502

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  4. actorkid macrumors 6502

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    wow great solution...thank you!
     
  5. dccorona macrumors 68020

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    yes this works well
    its almost like a minimize button. Once you hit done, the keyboard pops right back up and you can continue typing
     
  6. m477h3w macrumors 6502

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    No worries, I was please when I found that little nugget! Just got to make sure you press 'Done' when you have finished reading, and not 'Delete All' :eek:
     

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