Focus is not working

I’m working on an IOS app.
I have to move the focus from an input field to another when clicking on the “return” button. It’s working when I test with Chrome but not in the IOS simulator.

I tried calling the fucus in 2 different ways:

  $scope.goToPassword = function() {
    document.querySelector("#login input[type=password]").focus();
    angular.element("#login input[type=password]").trigger('focus');

My HTML code:

<input type="email" placeholder="Email address" ng-model="data.username" ng-keypress="($event.which === 13) ? goToPassword() : false" />
<input type="password" placeholder="Password" ng-model="data.password" />

Thanks for your help!

can anyone help with this please?

Hey bractar, the below method work for me:

Write a service,

        return function(id) {
            var element=document.getElementById(id);
            if (element) element.focus();

Then simply inject the service and give the id:


Will do the work.
Hope this helps, it is simply wrapping the function in a $timeout to trigger an angular digest.

Hi windht,
thanks but I’m still having the same issue with this code.
It works fine in the browser but not in the IOS simulator.

I just found the solution.
It’s explained here:

The file platforms/ios/cordova/defaults.xml needs to have this line <preference name="KeyboardDisplayRequiresUserAction" value="false" />
instead of <preference name="KeyboardDisplayRequiresUserAction" value="true" />

Glad you find the solution! Indeed this is also something I never noticed! Thank you for your sharing!