This is a quick tip on how to enable the simulator keyboard when running your apps using Genymotion.

You might find that when running your mobile app in Genymotion, the simulator’s keyboard doesn’t display when focusing on an input field. The reason for this is because, by default, Genymotion has the input control set to your laptop/desktop’s hardware keyboard.

To enable the simulator’s keyboard, do the following:

  1. Launch Genymotion
  2. On the device profile, click on the Settings icon
  3. At the bottom in “Android system options”, check the box for “Use virtual keyboard for text input”
  4. Click “Ok”




And that’s it.

Till next time, enjoy 🙂