Triggering the softkeyboard

I am trying to manually trigger the softkeyboard upon textfield focus and it seems it is a bit tricky on Android devices because setting the focus needs to originate from a click event.

Is there a way to trigger the softkeyboard using the Ionic framework?

Btw, thanks for building this great mobile framework :smile:

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I don’t know about Android, but iOS doesn’t allow script based interaction of the keyboard unless this is set:

<preference name="KeyboardDisplayRequiresUserAction" value="false" />

You might want to see if Android does something similar.