Fixing Bootstrap’s known issue with iOS background scrolling

The Bootstrap 4.x framework has a known issue with iOS and modals: When a user “scrolls” on content within a modal overlay, particularly text input fields, background content may scroll (instead).

A quick fix:

body {
    width: 100%;
    max-width: 100%;
    will-change: position;

// Prevent Bootstrap 4.x iOS issue where user
// scrolls the body behind the modal when body height > 100vh

body.modal-open {
    position: fixed;
    top:    0;
    right:  0;
    bottom: 0;
    left:   0;

The use of will-change is entirely optional and may be overkill for the devices and browsers you intend to support. Use with caution.

.modal {
    will-change: display;

.modal-dialog {
    will-change: transform;

If I’ve “locked” the modal to a given height (to enable scrolling within the modal content, I’ll generally re-introduce a rule to activate that nice “bounce scrolling” effect on iOS. The target element may be different for your application or site.

.modal-body {
    overflow: auto;
    -webkit-overflow-scrolling: touch;

You can further choose to wrap these rules with a condition to target iOS devices only, if required:

@supports (-webkit-overflow-scrolling: touch) {
  /* CSS specific to iOS devices */ 

Hope that helps! Good luck.