Scrollview not scrolling down completely

I’m building a chat-like application that displays text the user inputs to the screen using a scrollview. What I’m doing is auto-scrolling the scrollview down as more text is appended to the screen. I’m using

 ScrollView my_scrollview = (ScrollView) findViewById(;

This seems to work, although for some reason, because the keyboard is usually on screen while chatting, when the scrollview scrolls down it doesn’t completely – the newest textview added is not displayed (you’ll have to manually scroll down to the newest one). How do I go about fixing this?

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  • 2 Solutions collect form web for “Scrollview not scrolling down completely”

    I looked around, and found that some other people have run into the same problem.

    I solved this problem using this piece of code:

    final ScrollView scrollView = (ScrollView) findViewById(; Runnable() 
        public void run() 

    Hopefully this can help somebody out there!

    Its late but may help some one with this issue..
    It takes around 200 miniseconds to add the last element and update it for a scrollView so this will surely work.

    void scrollDown()
        Thread scrollThread = new Thread(){
            public void run(){
                try {
                    ChatActivity.this.runOnUiThread(new Runnable() {
                        public void run() {
                } catch (Exception e) {

    Just call scrollDown(); after adding element to scrollView.

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