On iOS 10 there was a button on the iPhone horizontal keyboard to dismiss it when it wasn't needed, on iOS11 this button seems to be missing.

How do I dismiss the iOS11 horizontal keyboard on the iPhone

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Swipe confidently just above the message input bar, and the keyboard will hide. To make it show again, tap the message input.

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    Thanks! Doesn't seem to work in all apps through eg. Prompt. It and other like it will have to be updated. – ScruffyDan Sep 20 '17 at 23:27
  • @ScruffyDan Most stock apps should support this, and Stack Exchange lets you do this with comments as well. – haykam Sep 21 '17 at 11:23
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    @ScruffyDan, i also use prompt and am having the same issue. you may want to give "termius" a try. it is a free app that lets you dismiss the keyboard just fine. i am using it as an alternative to prompt until they get an update out. – Peter Carrero Oct 8 '17 at 16:10

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