how to remove prev next button from virtual keyboard IOS

i have use a UIWebview in IOS 5. I try to set contenteditable="true" to make uiwebview editable.

The screenshoot of my app is similar to an image in this link How do you remove the Next and Prev buttons from virtual keyboard in Sencha Touch / Phonegap application,

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my problem is i want to remove this prev & next button from the keyboard, but i dont know how. Can some body help me?

thank you


  • This is an old answer and is no longer working on iOS 9. For an updated solution, see my answer here.

    It is a gray-area, but certainly possible.

    See here: http://ios-blog.co.uk/iphone-development-tutorials/rich-text-editing-a-simple-start-part-1/

    Register for notification on keyboard showing:

    [[NSNotificationCenter defaultCenter] addObserver:self selector:@selector(keyboardWillShow:) name:UIKeyboardWillShowNotification object:nil];


    - (void)keyboardWillShow:(NSNotification *)note {
        [self performSelector:@selector(removeBar) withObject:nil afterDelay:0];
    - (void)removeBar {
        // Locate non-UIWindow.
        UIWindow *keyboardWindow = nil;
        for (UIWindow *testWindow in [[UIApplication sharedApplication] windows]) {
            if (![[testWindow class] isEqual:[UIWindow class]]) {
                keyboardWindow = testWindow;
        // Locate UIWebFormView.
        for (UIView *possibleFormView in [keyboardWindow subviews]) {       
            // iOS 5 sticks the UIWebFormView inside a UIPeripheralHostView.
            if ([[possibleFormView description] rangeOfString:@"UIPeripheralHostView"].location != NSNotFound) {
                for (UIView *subviewWhichIsPossibleFormView in [possibleFormView subviews]) {
                    if ([[subviewWhichIsPossibleFormView description] rangeOfString:@"UIWebFormAccessory"].location != NSNotFound) {
                        [subviewWhichIsPossibleFormView removeFromSuperview];