How to focus an input field on Android browser through javascript or jquery

I've tried $('#field').focus(), and any other method found on the internet. Nothing worked. I have a simple html that reproduces the problem.

<!DOCTYPE html> 
        <script type="text/javascript" src=""></script>
        <script type="text/javascript">
            $(document).ready(function() {
    <input type="text" id="field" name="field"/>

Please help!



Actually, the general javascript function "focus" is deactivated in the android browser. Hence, the jQuery focus function is deactivated since it's using the above.


if you bind it to another click event it will work. This works for me:


       $('#field').click(function(e){ $(this).focus(); });


Will pop up the software keyboard. trigger() will trigger any event you give it. In this case the default behaviour of clicking on the field == tap == focus == win! Note: this call is bound to another click event happening.


click() or focus() alone is not enough. You need to focus() then click(). Beware of endless loops if your script is triggered by an onclick() on a containing element. The script below is working for me on Chrome for android 58 and Safari mobile 602.1. Soft keyboard popping nicely.

var target = document.getElementsByTagName("input")[0];

if ( != target) {


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