1. yungskeeme's Avatar
    I've tried this with Swiftkey and TouchPal. Every time I get a text on my lock screen and try to to use quick reply there is no keyboard if I set the third party one as the main one. Anyone else experiencing this?
    10-07-2014 08:37 PM
  2. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    I use SwiftKey. Here's what happened.
    Text comes in and I swipe to the left, and tap reply.
    Can't use third party keyboard from lock screen-imageuploadedbytapatalk1412730386.752857.jpg

    Then pull down on the message bar and type using SwiftKey.
    Can't use third party keyboard from lock screen-imageuploadedbytapatalk1412730451.104622.jpg

    It works for me!


    Sent from my ancient but trustworthy iPhone 5
    10-07-2014 09:07 PM
  3. md17's Avatar
    Make sure you have message options "show preview" otherwise how do you know what to reply to??!?
    10-07-2014 09:18 PM
  4. bamf-hacker's Avatar
    Doesn't work for me with any of the third party keyboards
    10-07-2014 09:23 PM
  5. bamf-hacker's Avatar
    Oh I see. You are using an iPhone5. Do you have a passcode?
    10-07-2014 09:24 PM
  6. yungskeeme's Avatar
    Just tried again and it doesn't work. Strange. I do have show preview enabled
    10-08-2014 06:01 AM
  7. bamf-hacker's Avatar
    Try again and disable your lock code first.
    10-08-2014 09:57 AM
  8. Rolandh's Avatar
    It seems to work only now and a again for me with Minuum which can be a little annoying.

    Roland
    10-08-2014 10:04 AM
  9. FinancialP's Avatar
    Third party keyboards aren't supposed to work on the lock screen.

    There are bugs so some people are able to do this at the moment.
    10-08-2014 10:12 AM
  10. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    Oh I see. You are using an iPhone5. Do you have a passcode?
    Yes, but it was not set at the time. Mine is set for 1 hour. I'll have to try again and let the passcode lock. Being locked could prevent the 3rd party Keyboard from working on the lock screen. I'll have to turn my phone off and wait an hour. Or go to Settings and reset to immediate for the test. That's it.

    Update:
    If the passcode is activated, it reverts to the stock keyboard. That's part of Apple's security feature with passwords and passcodes. I guess they don't want SwiftKey or Swype to have access to opening your phone. LOL.
    Can't use third party keyboard from lock screen-imageuploadedbytapatalk1412778959.623413.jpg

    Sent from my ancient but trustworthy iPhone 5
    Last edited by Ledsteplin; 10-08-2014 at 10:36 AM.
    10-08-2014 10:22 AM
  11. Rolandh's Avatar
    Third party keyboards aren't supposed to work on the lock screen.

    There are bugs so some people are able to do this at the moment.
    If 3rd-Party keyboards aren't supposed to work in the lock screen then Apple needs to address it by forcing the Stock keyboard to show in the Lock screen when a 3rd-party keyboard is set to default, as it's annoying having to un-lock to reply to a message.

    Roland
    10-08-2014 10:31 AM
  12. Lynx's Avatar
    Agreed, but you can just keep the stock keyboard in your active keyboards and it will default to that one on the lockscreen
    10-08-2014 03:02 PM
  13. yungskeeme's Avatar
    Try again and disable your lock code first.
    Ok that worked. Thanks.
    10-08-2014 04:47 PM
  14. Rolandh's Avatar
    Agreed, but you can just keep the stock keyboard in your active keyboards and it will default to that one on the lockscreen
    I've got the stock keyboard in my Active keyboards list an just get a box the size of the keyboard at the bottom of the lockscreen but no physical keyboard showing up.

    Roland
    10-10-2014 09:10 AM

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