Third party keyboards from lock screen

Discussion in 'iOS 8' started by jmcbrid23, Sep 21, 2014.

  1. jmcbrid23 macrumors newbie

    Aug 3, 2013
    I've noticed that while I have touch ID on I'm unable to use the SwiftKey keyboard. When I try to respond to messages from the lock screen for example I only am able to use the emoji keyboard. Anyone else notice this issue?
  2. Shaqq macrumors regular


    Jan 17, 2014
    Yea I am having that issue also. No third party keyboards work from the lock screen. Hopefully they fix that in IOS 8.0.1.
  3. jmcbrid23 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Aug 3, 2013
    Yeah hopefully. Just wanted to make sure I wasn't the only one having that issue. I thought I had missed a setting or something to enable it.
  4. Jason Cox macrumors newbie

    Jason Cox

    Aug 23, 2012
    Dallas, TX
    I believe this is working as intended. I read somewhere else that third party keyboards are restricted from being used in certain parts of iOS for security reasons. Developers also have the option to selectively disable extensions (including keyboards) inside their apps to prevent key logging.

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