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Jaco Burger
Jaco Burger
20,807 Points

Mobile - Fixed header jumps down when keyboard opens on focus.

This is an annoying issue. I've got a fixed header that jumps out of position on mobile whenever I click on a form and the virtual keyboard loads. Any ideas how to fix this?

Jquery or preferably CSS solution.


2 Answers

Jaco Burger
Jaco Burger
20,807 Points

Thanks Andrew.

I found a way around it. Here it is for future reference if anyone has a similar issue. First you need Modernizr to pick up touch devices. Then via jquery you target the wrapper that is fixed, and change it to be Absolute while focused, and revert to fixed when off.

.headerfix {
        position: fixed;
        top: 0px !important;
        width: 100%;
        background: #fff;
        z-index: 999;

.fixfixed .headerfix {
    position: absolute !important;

The script:

(function($) {

    jQuery(function() {

        if (jQuery('html').hasClass('touch')) {

            /* cache dom referencess */ 
            var $body = jQuery('body'); 

            /* bind events */
            .on('focus', 'input', function(e) {
                console.log('focus on input');
            .on('blur', 'input', function(e) {
                console.log('blur out of input');



Andrew Shook
Andrew Shook
31,709 Points

Yeah that looks about right. I have changed the best answer to be your comment since it does in fact proved an answer.

Andrew Shook
Andrew Shook
31,709 Points

Jaco, I can't be 100% sure but I believe this a a common bug with iOS. Generally though, you don't want to have fixed elements on a mobile device since there is limited space. I would recommend changing all your fixed elements to static on mobile devices.