Fixes to iPhone X/8/8 Plus Keyboard Not Working/Showing in iOS 11

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Myra Posted on Dec 08, 2017 to iOS & Mac Topics | How-to Articles

It's inevitable that you need your iPhone keyboard to type most of the time. If your iPhone keyboard works properly, everything goes well. But as you are experiencing now, your iPhone may not always perform as you expect, even the keyboard can be out of control sometimes. If you are encountering the very same situation, no matter it's "iPhone keyboard not working properly", "iPhone keyboard not showing" or "iPhone keyboard won't pop up", you can apply the solutions in this article to your iPhone X, iPhone 8 or iPhone 8 Plus in iOS 11 to fix the problem (Solutions to other common iPhone problems are also covered in iOS & Mac Tips.)

Fixes to iPhone X/8/8 Plus keyboard not working in iOS 11

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Quick fixes to iPhone X/8/8 Plus keyboard not working/showing in iOS 11

There are some tricks you can try to fix the "iPhone keyboard not working/showing" in iOS 11 before applying the relatively more complex tips to your iPhone.

Trick 1: Turn off Zoon on your iPhone. Go to Settings > General > Accessibility > Zoom and then switch off Zoom.

Trick 2: Set your iPhone to Standart Display. Go to Settings > Display & Brightness > View, choose Standard and click Set.

Trick 3: Turn off Reachability. Go to Settings > General > Accessibility > Reachability and toggle it off.

Trick 4: Enable Reduce Motion. Go to Settings > General > Accessibility > Reduce Motion and switch it off.

None of the tricks works to fix the "iPhone keyboard not working" issue in iOS 11 for you? Don't worry. There are more potential tips you can try below.

Tip 1: Restart your iPhone X/iPhone 8/iPhone 8 Plus

There are many tips you can try to fix "iPhone keyboard not working" on your iPhone X/8/8 Plus in iOS 11, but the first one you should try is to restart your iPhone. For iPhone X/8/8 Plus users like you, choose one of the two methods below to restart your device.

Method 1: Go to Settings > General > Shut Down and then drag the slider to turn your iPhone completely off. To turn your device on, press and hold the Side button until the Apple logo appears.

Method 2: On iPhone 8/8 Plus, press and hold the Side button until you see a slider, then move the slider to shut down your device. On iPhone X, press and hold both Side button and Volume Down (or Volume Up) button until a slider appears, then drag the slider to turn off your iPhone X. To start your iPhone X/8/8 Plus, press and hold the Side button until you see the Apple logo. (If you are an iPhone X user, you may need to know how to use your iPhone X with gestures.)

Tip 2: Reset Keyboard dictionary

iPhone keyboard is laggy or frozen? Resetting keyboard dictionary to have a try. Go to Settings > General > Reset on your iPhone X/8/8 Plus in iOS 11 and choose Reset Keyboard Dictionary.

Tip 3: Reboot your iPhone X/8/8 Plus

If your iPhone keyboard is frozen, try to reboot your device to fix the "iPhone keyboard not working" issue. On iPhone X, iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus, quickly press and release the Volume Up button, quickly press and release the Volume Down button and then press and hold the Sleep/Wake button (side button) until you see the Apple logo.

Tip 4: Reset your iPhone X/8/8 Plus

If you are in the "iPhone keyboard not showing" situation. You can force restart your iPhone X/8/8 Plus according to Tip 3 to cope with the problem. While if performing a reboot doesn't work to solve the problem, try to reset your iPhone to factory settings and then restore your iPhone from iTunes or iCloud backup.)