Despite being rated as top most iDevices iPhone 6 and 6 Plus are not flawless just like any other man-made creation. Apple’s latest flagship iPhones too throw some strange bugs every now and then which don’t make nice impression upon users.
Just recently some iPhone 6 and 6 Plus owners were involved in long conversation threads on many forums reporting that their iPhone’s native keyboard becomes completely unresponsive when they try to use it in landscape mode. They expressed some strange issues that they encountered such as, their iPhones would have complete black screen, the QWERTY row of letters and text prediction row would get superimposed upon each other while typing in Messages app, the keyboard wouldn’t accept touch input the moment they place their device in Landscape mode.
How to Fix Landscape Keyboard Glitch On iPhone 6 and 6 Plus
Many a time, some miscellaneous bugs can be fixed with just powering down your device and giving it a little much needed rest. Press the sleep/wake button and the Home button of your iPhone at once to switch it off. Wait for a while and restart your device in the same way as you have used in powering it off.
Turn Off Raise to Listen
Raise to Listen is a unique feature that enables you to listen as well as reply to any incoming audio message instantly by raising the device to your ear. When you use your iPhone in landscape mode, the audio message might unnecessarily be prompted and hence creating this annoying issue. To avoid this face off with the incoming audio message, turn it off.
Launch Settings app → Scroll down and tap on Message → Turn off Raise to Listen
Turn On Button Shapes
Many iPhone users who had confronted with this issue said that when they enabled Button Shapes, it resolved the bug. In our experiment, we also found that it did bring more convenience into typing process in the native keyboard.
Launch Settings app → Tap on General → Tap on Accessibility → Toggle on Button Shapes
Turn On Zoom
When you turn on Zoom, it magnifies the entire screen of your iPhone. it might prove to be helpful in fixing this bug.
If all the above mentioned solutions don’t work out, then Reset your device. To make you aware, resetting doesn’t delete any data from your iPhone. It will just change all the settings like Wi-Fi passwords. To do so, launch Settings app → Tap on General → Scroll down and tap on Reset → Tap on Reset All Settings → Confirm in the popup.
Restore your device as new if you are yet to solve this bug. This issue might be caused because of ill-conceived update. Backup your device to ensure all your media and data are secured and then restore it through iTunes. Connect your iPhone with Mac or PC → Select your device from the top left corner → Click on Restore iPhone → Confirm it.