How can I make the form fields bigger on ipad? JotForm cannot display properly in iphone.

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    Asked on June 15, 2016 at 06:31 AM

    They are so tiny on the ipad that my customers had a hard time filling them up.


    And on the iphone it is the opposite, super zoomed out and totally not scrollable.


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    Answered on June 15, 2016 at 08:12 AM

    If you want to make your form responsive it is also possible by clicking the "Make the form Responsive" option from designer,


    If this does not resolve the issue, please let us know and we will be glad to take another look.


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    Answered on June 16, 2016 at 09:42 AM


    it does not resolve the issue.

    After switching to responsive form, even jotform preview screen of a iphone has error. The Form cannot be scrolled horizontally fully and so customer is not able to fill in details of Participants which include date of birth at the end of the table.



    Furthermore, it looked totally different on my actual iphone ( see below). Please help.


    Thank you.




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    Answered on June 16, 2016 at 12:25 PM

    I presume your website is created using It seems like the parent element that holds the form is not mobile responsive when viewed on an iOS device, you should check the mobile responsive options in your Wix editor and see if you have missed something. Or you can also contact Wix support about that.


    For the meantime, try re-embedding the form using the iFrame embed code as mentioned in this link: 

    Or you can also follow the steps on this guide link: 


    Unfortunately, if you would like to make the Configurable list widget "Participants (Child Only)" to be responsive, it is not possible, the length of the total widget is already short, if we can it shorter, it would be impossible for the user to read it and fill it out. But, we can display it differently on a mobile device, here's a cloned form I made: 

    This is how it looks like in mobile view:


    This is the custom CSS code that I made:

    @media screen and (max-width: 480px), screen and (max-device-width: 768px) and (orientation: portrait), screen and (max-device-width: 415px) and (orientation: landscape) {

    /* Force table to not be like tables anymore */

    table, thead, tbody, th, td, tr { 

    display: block; 


    /* Hide table headers (but not display: none;, for accessibility) */

    thead tr { 

    position: absolute;

    top: -9999px;

    left: -9999px;


    tr { border: 1px solid #ccc; }

    td { 

    /* Behave  like a "row" */

    border: none;

    border-bottom: 1px solid #eee; 

    position: relative;



    td:before { 

    /* Now like a table header */

    display: inline-block !important;

    /* Top/left values mimic padding */

    top: 6px !important;

    left: 6px !important;

    width: 40% !important;  


    /* Label the data */

    td:nth-of-type(1):before { content: "First Name"; }

    td:nth-of-type(2):before { content: "Last Name"; }

    td:nth-of-type(3):before { content: "Gender";}

    td:nth-of-type(4):before { content: "Birth date"; }


    /*Make the width of the date field 50%*/

    .dateContainer {

    width: 50% !important;

    display: inline-block !important;



    /*Hide the original thead*/

    th.col1, th.col2, th.col3, th.col4 {

    display: none !important;




    You need to add it inside the widget settings:


    Let us know if that works.

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    Answered on June 16, 2016 at 01:47 PM

    I pasted the css code in but nothing change on my form

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    Answered on June 16, 2016 at 03:47 PM

    I checked your form and I see you had applied the CSS code for the configurable list as suggested by Charlie.

    I test it on mobile browser, and it was working as intended. The configurable list have responsive behavior in mobile browser.


    Can you tyr re-embedding the form on your website using its iframe publish code.

    User guide:

    This is just to make sure the published form is refresh with the latest version of the form.

    Let us know if still not resolve.

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    Answered on June 16, 2016 at 04:32 PM

    But it is still not responsive as per your preview mobile view.


    Also why does the form on the mobile phone keep jumping back to the top after clicking on the next field to fill in?


    For example when filling in the Address:

    After typing in the Street Name, I click on the textbox for City and it jump straight to the top for First Name. It is the same for every field after that. It is pretty annoying for anybody trying to fill up the form.


    Please help



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    Answered on June 16, 2016 at 05:43 PM



    Also, is it possible to make the spaces between the label and the text box for Participants shorter? So as to reduce the need to scroll to the right?


    Thank you

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    Answered on June 16, 2016 at 07:38 PM

    I would recommend you to clone Charlie's form version, since the configurable list widget is optimized already to be responsive: 


    On regards of reducing the vertical space between fields, here is how to do it:

    1) Click on Designer

    2) Click on Line Layout tab

    3) Reduce the vertical padding and line spacing properties:

    Let us know if you need more help.


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    Answered on June 17, 2016 at 04:12 AM

    OK, now it is responsive but i have another problem.


    When trying to fill up the form on the mobile phone, Every text box field starting from Address will keep jumping back to the top. For example, after typing in the Street Address, upon clicking on the next text field for city, it will jump to the top where my Logo is, and for every other field after that, it does the same.


    Why is this happening? It will be super annoying to fill up the form if this keep happening.

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    Answered on June 17, 2016 at 04:14 AM

    if you go to my!waiver/cue5

    on a iphone and test out the waiver form, you will see what I mean

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    Answered on June 17, 2016 at 05:31 AM


    I did test your form in iPhone 4S and I am able to replicate the issue you are having. Form scroll to top automatically. I would suggest you to please remove the script part of the iFrame embed code you have added and just use the following iFrame embed code:

    <iframe id="JotFormIFrame" onload="window.parent.scrollTo(0,0)" allowtransparency="true" src="" frameborder="0" style="width:100%; height:539px; border:none;" scrolling="no"> </iframe>

    You need to exclude the following script code:

    <script type="text/javascript"> window.handleIFrameMessage = function(e) { var args =":"); var iframe = document.getElementById("JotFormIFrame"); if (!iframe) return; switch (args[0]) { case "scrollIntoView": iframe.scrollIntoView(); break; case "setHeight": = args[1] + "px"; break; case "collapseErrorPage": if (iframe.clientHeight > window.innerHeight) { = window.innerHeight + "px"; } break; case "reloadPage": window.location.reload(); break; } var isJotForm = (e.origin.indexOf("jotform") > -1) ? true : false; if(isJotForm && "contentWindow" in iframe && "postMessage" in iframe.contentWindow) { var urls = {"docurl":encodeURIComponent(document.URL),"referrer":encodeURIComponent(document.referrer)}; iframe.contentWindow.postMessage(JSON.stringify({"type":"urls","value":urls}), "*"); } }; if (window.addEventListener) { window.addEventListener("message", handleIFrameMessage, false); } else if (window.attachEvent) { window.attachEvent("onmessage", handleIFrameMessage); } if(window.location.href && window.location.href.indexOf("?") > -1) { var ifr = document.getElementById("JotFormIFrame"); var get = window.location.href.substr(window.location.href.indexOf("?") + 1); if(ifr && get.length > 0) { var src = ifr.src; src = src.indexOf("?") > -1 ? src + "&" + get : src + "?" + get; ifr.src = src; } } </script>

    Hope this helps.

    Do get back to us if you have any questions.

    Thank you!

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    Answered on August 07, 2016 at 05:38 AM



    if I remove the script part, my whole form doesn't work at all and I cannot even scroll down to fill it in.


    ??? Somebody else HELP PLEASE??

    I need it to be responsive which it is but it has to stop scrolling up automatically while I am trying to fill in the form on a mobile phone.


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    Answered on August 07, 2016 at 07:00 AM

    You have to adjust the height from 539px to a bigger value, say 1500px. Simply adjust the value until you'll see the whole form.

    The webpage doesn't exist anymore so I can't view the form. Can you link it again here?