It’s crippling to see the iPhone keyboard disappear when you want it. Some bug can keep the iPhone keypad invisible – and just when you need it, you might see that it’s missing.

From what I’ve gathered, the problem can occur due to a variety of reasons most notably three: the iPhone is still connected to some Bluetooth keypad or there’s some problem with an app or there’s some bug in the iPhone or there’s some issue with a jailbreak tweak (if you’ve jailbroken your iPhone).

Here’s what you have to do to fix when the iPhone keypad is invisible or Missing:

Keyboard is Not Showing on iPhone

1. Do a hard reset

The first thing that fixes this issue in almost all the cases is doing a hard reset. A hard reset is one where you press the home and power button till the screen goes blank. Then press the power button again to restart the iPhone.

Check to see if the keypad appears after the hard reset.

2. Switch off Bluetooth. May be Reboot once.

If you connected your iPhone to some Bluetooth device – notably the keypad – and then did not disconnect it, there’s a strong chance that the iPhone is still thinking that it shouldn’t show the keypad.

The one way to fix this is that you switch off the Bluetooth. May be reboot your iPhone once too just to be sure. Does this fix the issue?

3. Check for jailbreak tweak updates.

This thing happened recently. If you have pending updates for some of the jailbreak tweaks, there’s going to be some kind of a buggy performance. This, occasionally, can affect the keypad.

The easiest way to fix is to update the jailbreak tweaks.

4. Restore.

As a final step, you’ve got to restore your iPhone. A backup would be good. Here’s hoping things don’t go this far.

  • jack

    Apple sucks. What a piece of chinese crap

  • angela

    My keypad is frozen, I tried rebooting but it doesn’t work

  • Angela

    My keypad doesn’t work, it is non responsive. I have tried t

  • Nyasha

    My keypad on my iPad for whatsapp is not coming out it seems frozen on e camera and recoding buttons are working what should I do

  • Nyasha

    My iPad is not bringing out the keypad for my whatsapp…i have whatsu installed on my pad..what should I do

  • Bradley Muggleton

    Ive been having the same problem but I think swiftkey was causing it. I tried everything from re boot to restore and everything in between but just deleting swift key may of just solved it.

    • Barbara Tricarico

      Ah ha! I use Swype. Your comments helped me get my keyboard back!!

  • Gordon Abbott

    Many thanks. I switched off Bluetooth (didn’t work) so re-powered as suggested and the keyboard appeared on next attempt.

  • kc48152

    I powered the phone down and back on and it worked … I didn’t expect such a glitch from Apple

  • RoyceTanouye

    I had my keyboard mysteriously disappear and nothing listed above seemed to fix it. The only thing that worked was the uninstall of Swift Key and ColorKeys. Once uninstalled my keyboard returned. Not sure which one was causing this. SwiftKey has posted an update since then which may fix the bug. BTW — running an iPhone 6 Plus with iOS 8.02.

    • Thanks for the heads-up, Royce.

    • Lisa Marie Evangelista Libardi

      disappearing key board over here… OMG! thank you so much! i uninstalled color keys app and it fixed the problem on my daughters iPod touch! this forum is always helpful!

      tha=nks again everyone for all the different possible solutions!
      -LML:)

  • Dereje

    Than you it works.

  • river2sea

    Thank you. It worked for me.

    • KENYA KIM

      Also worked for me. Thank you very much!