How to keep focus in ion-input with clearInput


When adding clearInput=“true” to ion-input, a clear icon appears and clicking to it clears the input
… but input looses the focus (and, on android device, soft keyboard gets also hidden).

How can I keep the focus in the input (and the keyboard displayed) so that when clicking on clear icon, user can start typing the new input value straight, without the need to (re)select it again?

Thanks in adavance…

ionic info:

cli packages: (/Users/xaviergillmann/Workspace/repo/ionic/sobillit/node_modules)

@ionic/cli-plugin-cordova       : 1.6.2
@ionic/cli-plugin-ionic-angular : 1.4.1
@ionic/cli-utils                : 1.7.0
ionic (Ionic CLI)               : 3.7.0

global packages:

Cordova CLI : 7.0.1 

local packages:

@ionic/app-scripts : 1.3.7
Cordova Platforms  : android 6.2.3
Ionic Framework    : ionic-angular 3.6.0


Node : v7.9.0
OS   : macOS Sierra
npm  : 5.0.1


Actually I was not able to find the solution for 1 month, and that makes me think that it is not possible yet.

The same thing happens when trying to show a password by clicking an ‘eye’ button inside the input field.

The app simply knows that user touched something out the input field, and it makes it to loose the focus.


I saw something on Josh Morony’s blog the other day where he mentioned that if you use (touchStart) instead of (click) your inputs won’t lose focus.


i have the same problem
//here the item

Puntaje obtenido
<ion-input type=“number” #puntajeObtenido>

//when i try to focus
const prompt = this.alertCtrl.create({
title: ‘Nota’,
message: "Su nota es: " + total,

  buttons: [
      text: 'OK',
      handler: data => {

// here i try to focus when the user click in ok
// i focus the input when the alert end

same problem, the input focus and then 1 sec later the keyboard hide and lose the focus
sorry about my english


I have the same problem. When I hit clearInput it’s because I want to enter something else in the inputbox but it loses focus after the input box is cleared and the user has to tap it again.

Is there a way to fix this?


Did you manage to find a workaround to make it work?