Just last month we told you about SMSHideKeyboard, a jailbreak tweak that brought iOS 5-like SMS keyboard hiding to the jailbreak scene.

Today we have a similar tweak, but one that has a trick up its sleeve. Going by the name of MailKeyboardHide, this slight variation of SMSHideKeyboard offers the ability to hide the iPhone’s keyboard during the composition of emails.

And it also does more than that…

Despite the rather vague name, MailKeyboardHide actually allows the iOS software keyboard to be removed from the screen in any app. All you need is the flick of a finger.

Here’s the scenario: you’re typing out a long email, but you want to have a quick proof read, just to iron out any kinks. Currently, you’re stuck with the large on-screen keyboard filling the display, leaving barely enough room for you to see your content. You want rid of that keyboard, and unless you install MailKeyboardHide, you can’t.

Once you’ve done the wise thing and downloaded the tweak from Cydia (it’s free, by the way), all that is needed is a flick up or down with your finger, and the keyboard goes away. Tapping the input area will have the keyboard sliding back up. Simple.

Let’s hope Apple includes this in iOS 5, seeing as they already brought a similar functionality to the Messages app.


  • learn2read

    Does this work on iPad, too?

  • Christopher Williams

    THIS..is pretty Dope. I could use this since I do ALOT of texting as well as Mail to.

  • Chris

    Doesn’t work for me in the sms app.

  • Maflagulator

    Hey Learn2Read,

    “Does this work on iPad, too?”

    Did you not notice the button in the lower right corner tha allows you to hide the keyboard? That would make the tweak redundant, eh?

  • Shannon

    Why doesn’t this seem to work in the SMS app? That’s where it’s most useful to me

    • Shannon

      Nevermind, I just installed SMSHideKeyboard instead. 🙂

  • athaiguy

    not working in the sms app for me either

  • Age

    Hahah this is for email NOT SMS hahahah read the articles properly pmsl

    • ReanimationXP

      @Age Follow your own advice and watch the video, retard. He doesn’t mention other packages and says this works everywhere.

    • Chris

      Now who looks like a complete bellend lmao

  • Bleeblah

    Doesn’t work in notes either.

  • Shaz

    Sometimes a tweek comes along which fixed a problem i have not really noticed.. This is one of those tweeks.. after reading the description i went into my mail app to notice how annoying this really was.

    Great tweek.

  • where can i get detailed info regarding iphone apps

    • ReanimationXP

      Are you stupid?

  • Érico

    the SMS keyboard hiding kb crashs all the time… it sucks! i hope this new tweak works better…

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    • ReanimationXP

      Are you stupid too?

  • gdc

    Pull to Dismiss is a better choice. It works better and in more apps.