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Problem with keyboard

carolweaver

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Over the last week or so I find my 64GB Wifi plus 3G iPad has (new iPad) started having the keyboard disappear when I am trying to type. For instance if filling in something online, ie for the Travelodge web site, I try to enter the place I am looking for a bed, and I get one letter typed, and the keyboard goes, I touch the typing bit again, get another letter typed, it's gone again

Has anyone else had this problem and if so, what did you do to overcome it.

I have had these since they first came out and got my first one from the States but never ever encountered this problem. It has Apple Care on it, so not a huge problem as I will have to go into my local reseller! as we moved.

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If a website hasn't finished loading yet, the keyboard will drop. So my suggestion would be to wait until the page is fully loaded before typing.
 

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If a website hasn't finished loading yet, the keyboard will drop. So my suggestion would be to wait until the page is fully loaded before typing.

Hi Carol - in addition to Johanna's excellent advice, and if not already done, you might want to go through the steps quoted below; first, 'Force Close' the browser (assume Safari); if not successful, 'Restart' the iPad, and if still not effective, then do a 'Reset' (directions below if not familiar w/ the maneuvers) - let us know if these steps help - Dave :) P.S. welcome to the forum!

When an app (or several) are misbehaving, I usually go through the following steps:

1. Force Close - open the multi-tasking bar (double tap the 'home buttom' or use multi-gesturing and swipe up):
a. iOS 6.x - press & hold an app until all begin to 'jiggle'; find the offending app(s) and press the 'red circle w/ minus sign' - return to the home screen & try again.
b. iOS 7.x - find the offending app - then press and drag to the top of the screen - return to the home screen & try again.


2. Restart - press & hold the 'Sleep/Awake' (a.k.a. power) button until a red slider appears (may take a few seconds) - move the slider to turn off the iPad; then press & hold the same button until the Apple logo appears - wait for a restart.


3. Reset - press & hold the 'Power' and 'Home' buttons simultaneously until the Apple logo appears - this may take a longer time, so have patience; the iPad will 're-boot' - NOTE that none of these maneuvers will alter your apps, files, or settings.
 
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Hello Carol, Does this happen after pairing a bluetooth keyboard?
hi

No it seems to be with chrome browser, I prefer safari, but chrome lets me see tabs open on other machines, like my phone and iMac. I have done a reset but hVent used it much for I filling forms, which is when it happens. I must pay more attention to see if it is because the page hasn't downloaded next time. It isn't all the time

Carol
 

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