iOS 5 Features: Allows You To Hide Keyboard In Messages App

Messages app

One of the major features in iOS 5 is iMessage, which is Apple’s new messaging service for iPhoneiPad and iPod Touch, which will allow iOS 5 users to send text, photos, videos, contacts, locations and group messages to their family and friends who have an iOS device.

iMessage includes a number of features to the Messages app, which you can check here, but Apple has also resolved one of the minor irritants.

If you are a heavy SMS user, you might have noticed that the keyboard occupies half the screen with no way to hide it, which is not convenient when you just want to look at the message history.

Apple has fixed this irritant in iOS 5. You can now hide the keyboard in the Messages app, by tapping on top of the text box and swiping downwards.

If you want to hide the keyboard in iOS 4.x.x then it’s possible if you’ve jailbroken your iOS device and installed SMSHideKeyboard or jailbreak apps like biteSMS.

It’s another minor feature, but we’re glad that it is finally possible to hide the keyboard in the Messages app. What about you?

[via TiPb]