If a user clicks, swipe scrolls on mobile, or interacts with the map in any way, the flyTo animation is canceled. How can I stop that?

Or at the very least, jump to the destination?

  • On mobile devices my flyTo is being interrupted on a mobile device after typing an address in the geocoder box. It doesn't happen on desktop so I'm assuming it's because the keyboard is changing the display size.?
    – wilsotc
    Jan 23, 2017 at 14:34

2 Answers 2


On my mobile device, flyTo fails the instant my keyboard hides after geocoder input. It appears the onscreen keyboard display and hiding interferes with the flyTo animation. This workaround corrected my issue:

var map = new mapboxgl.Map({
  container: 'map',
  animate: false

var geocoder = new MapboxGeocoder({
  accessToken: mapboxgl.accessToken,
  flyTo: false

geocoder.on('result', function(ev) {
        center: ev.result.center

What worked for me was to disable all map events via Mapbox API and interaction with the canvas element with some css:

.mapboxgl-canvas {
  pointer-events: none;

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