Is the actual problem that you just don't want it to have focus at all? Or you don't want it to show the virtual keyboard as a result of focusing the
EditText? I don't really see an issue with the
EditText having focus on start, but it's definitely a problem to have the softInput window open when the user did not explicitly request to focus on the
EditText (and open the keyboard as a result).
If it's the problem of the virtual keyboard, see the
AndroidManifest.xml <activity> element documentation.
android:windowSoftInputMode="stateHidden" - always hide it when entering the activity.
android:windowSoftInputMode="stateUnchanged" - don't change it (e.g. don't show it if it isn't already shown, but if it was open when entering the activity, leave it open).