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When using my iPad to, for example, write an email, I have the option to press a button and hide the keyboard. This is useful for reviewing an email prior to sending it.

Is there a similar feature with the iPhone? If anything, this would seem particularly useful on the iPhone given its smaller screen.

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Wow seems like a major oversite. That's for the delete tip in messages !! – user5978 Apr 24 '11 at 18:37

Unfortunately not. I agree that this feature would be nice, especially since it's included on the iPad. The only way to review an email prior to sending it without having the keyboard on the screen is to save it as a draft, then reopen it. A little tedious, sure, but it might be worth it if it's a long email.

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It's now possible with iOS 5. Tap into the Messages part of the screen and pull down the keyboard. Awesome.

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Unfortunately, this only works in messages, and not in mail. Baby steps, I suppose. – Donnniegoat Oct 25 '11 at 15:06

In Messages, just hit "Edit" and don't delete anything.

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The question is about Mail, not Messages. – CajunLuke Aug 22 '12 at 20:31

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