Focus field, keep mobile keyboard open

I am moving between Dynamic panels in a mobile prototype and I set the focus on the text input situated on the State within that panel - the keyboard comes up and then it hides again. This means the user has to tap twice and will be a major hurdle for user testing.
Is anyone able to give me insight into what could be going wrong?

Hi there

I’ve managed to get this working - the key is to make sure there’s no fades / transitions on you panel state change.

Hope that helps