Unable To Type Correct Keys When Keyboard Connect Via Bluetooth
Jul 25, 2010
just purchased a dock and wifi keyboard for my 64gb ipad today. the apple wifi keyboard didn't give any hassles when connecting via bluetooth but it doesn't type the correct keys. for instance, the q and the a are reversed, and i can't for the life of me get it to enter @, which means this thing is unusable. purchased the ipad, dock, and keyboard from best buy whom i despise and am worried they'll give me a runaround when i attempt to return the keyboard. can't wait for apple to build a store in south bend / mishawaka. Information:
Mac Mini Mac OS X (10.6.4) 2.5ghz Intel Core 2 Duo, 4gb 667mhz DDR2 SDRAM, 500gb 7200rpm hd w/ 16mb cache.
I did a Google search, and a search here first, and it seems like it's true. But a small annoyance, that there is no autocorrect on the iPad when paired with a bluetooth keyboard. Seems silly when this basic functionality has been added to the Mac with OSX Lion. I didn't notice this at first until recently when I started to realize that I still make a few mistakes due to the keyboard on the solar keyboard folio being a little cramped.
I just got an iPad and the Apple keyboard for work. I need to use the functions keys as standard function keys and not to control volume, brightness, etc. Is there a way to do this? I can't seem to find anything in the settings menus.
I'm using quickoffice and when i have an excel file open and want to use the arrow keys, it only works like 10% of the time! why is this? am i doing something wrong? it will work, but as soon as i type something into a cell, it will stop working. really, really annoying.
Purchased a Zagg bluetooth keyboard and case. I noticed when using the IPad screen keyboard I can switch on the auto features in settings, but the BT keyboard there are no settings for autocaps and audio correct? I am missing a software setting?
This may not be the right place for this, but I have really been struggling to find a good keyboard to pair with my first iPad. I have the apple keyboard, and absolutely love it, but when I paired it with my fathers iPad 2, the arrow keys wouldn't work...I did some research, and it seems like thats just reality. Kind of a deal breaker for me, as I was looking to do a lot of typing on the iPad and the arrow keys are pretty essential for that. So, I go ahead and buy the Kensington Apple iPad 2 key folio Pro performance not even thinking the arrow keys would work on that, and they do!
So whats the deal? is it possible to override whatever apple has done to disable the use of the arrow keys on the keyboard they make? If not, has anyone come across a good, portable bluetooth keyboard that they have paired with the iPad? As much as I like the Zaggfolio, I have casing worked out, but this keyboard thing is kind of ridiculous.
For example, I found this logitech that says if its for the iPad, but 65 bucks? and who knows if it even has the arrow function I'm looking for...[URL]
I am unable to connect to either my keyboard or mouse. I have a bluetooth keyboard and magic pad in my office that was paired to my Macbook pro but I am not bringing it anymore sense getting my iPad. The iPad seems to see the keyboard but not the pad. But neither will connect. I'm baffled.
Information: MacBook Pro 2.2 Ghz. Mac OS X (10.6.2)
using Iworks and such programs.Does the keyboard's keys work.All the extra keys and character keys? What about the tab button / caps.I have the ipad but not a keyboard and wanted to see if it was worth getting to type reports quicker.
The iPad seems to think that I probably mean ID when I type those two letters, I always mean it to correct to I'd, half the time when I type the letters ive it corrects to I've, the other half of the time it changes it to vie. Does anyone know of a way to set up conditional corrections? Any other suggestions for specifying the default guess for the same "error"?
I don't know what the problem is with this ipad. I can connect any one of my 3 laptops and iphone to my router with the very same password, but my ipad. It keeps on telling me the password is incorrect. Does anyone know how to solve this problem?
Long story short, wanna buy one today but can't find this answer anywhere. Is there a VNC client that works with the bluetooth/dock keyboard? I would love this functionality so I can just bring my iPad with on longer trips
Information: MacBook, Hp Pavilion Vista, Compaq Ubuntu Mac OS X (10.5.5)
I have an older apple Bluetooth keyboard(the big bulky one with clear plastic body) and I can't seem to get it working with my iPad. I use this keyboard with my imac and it works just fine. When I'm trying to add a bluetooth device my ipad pics up the keyboard but does not connect it. When I click on the keyboard to pair the two it keeps saying paring for some time, and then it says searching for new devices. Also another weird thing is when my wifi is on and I'm trying to pair my keyboard my wifi icon disappears, but if I go into settings it tells me I'm connected to my network.
i want to connect my iPad ( 16 GB ) with my wireless Keyboard ( White ) via Bluetooth. The Keyboard is ok, it works perfect with the mac. The iPad finds the name of the Keyboard, but will not log with it ( i miss the point: Please enter the code. ) Apple support could not solve the problem, probably they call back in a few days.
Has anyone the same problems ? Or does anybody know a solution ? May be, thats a topic for an update, it`s for me not realy dramatic, but a shame.
Information: Mac Mini / iPad 16 G Mac OS X (10.6.3) none
Like a lot of international travellers I adopted the iPAD as the perfect travel companion for flights. However on my first outing with the ipad and a bluetooth keyboard I discovered a major bug/flaw. If the keyboard is placed in a briefcase/rucksack with the iPad and the key is depressed (obviously very likely) then it will continually enter an incorrect passcode into the ipad and eventually lock you out. so what ? Well here's where it goes horribly wrong. The iPad then gets disabled and states you must connect the iPad to your iTunes account before it will re-enable .... NOT TRUE. While oversea's I did exactly this and when I borrowed a friends laptop with iTunes on it and connected the iPad nothing happened. I then logged into my account. Nothing. I then googled the problem and it appears this problem is starting to be experienced by a number of travellers. The only way to unlock the iPAD is too re-connect it to your original PC you first connected and updated the ipad on.
So for 2 weeks while overseas on business I was locked out. Not only is this a major problem and will start to become more common with travellers BUT what is Apple going to do with those iPAD's that were configured on an instotre copy of iTunes ???
This needs sorting ASAP You should be able to unlock the IPAD with YOUR account logged into iTUNES on any PC/APPLE. Having to wait till you return home from your travels is a major issue. As I said ... I can see this causing more and more problems as and when the iPAD is adopted as a travelling tool.
My iPad 1 will not connect to the new motorola bluetooth keyboard. It finds the keyboard, but when I hit pair a pop up box appears and dissapears within a second. It talks about entering a passkey (1875 I think) into the keyboard, but it goes to quick. Then the message that pair was unsuccessful.According to my research, the Keyboard supports HID, and motorola says it should work.
1. Can I manually change the bluetooth password on my iPad? 2. Anyone have any work arounds for this issue? 3. Is there an app that could help me?
My iPad 1 is running 4.2.1 and works with other Motorola stereo headsets. S9HD to be specific. I have factory reset the keyboard and still nothing.
Does anyone know if the iPad function keys that are special to the iPad on the keyboard dock also work on the normal Apple Wireless Keyboard when pairing with bluetooth. Would the brightness up/down on the wireless keyboard also control the iPad's brightness, just like they do on the iPad keyboard? Would the iPod controls (play/pause, rewind, ff) and volume controls also work on the iPad?
Bluetooth doesn´t connect my keyboard. I have an iPad 3 and it was always connected with my Logitech keyboard via bluetooth. Some days ago I had to disconnet it for a short time but afterwards it didn´t connect any longer. A window opened, that told me again and again "Connection failed". So I tried to connect mi iPhone 5 S with the keyboard and there it worked. So I presume that something is wrong with my iPad.
I've got a bluetooth keyboard dock combo; and a regular bluetooth keyboard for my ipad. Sometimes when its docked in the combo; but still connected via bluetooth to the other keyboard; I'll get a continuous key repeat when entering data into a password field. It'll just go on and on. I have to disconnect it from bluetooth keyboard; and all is fixed. A bug?
Information: Aluminum iMac 20 inch Mac OS X (10.5.3) 4 gigs RAM 2.66 Ghz
I'm planning to put a text-to-speech program (proloquo2go) on an iPad, as its used to communicate with it has a really good system for making sentences quick,if the iPad has Bluetooth inside and another PC has Bluetooth enabled is there a way for them to find each other so I could use my iPad to send full sentences into text box,of another computer?,if BB and iPad both have Bluetooth switched on, is there a way they could find each other so I can again compose messages on ipad and then send it to the BB to send as a text message.If not,what exactly are the Bluetooth features meant to do on these devices.
Just got the Apple BT keyboard. Love the form factor. Auto correct does not work. Do I need to enable it in settings? Couldn't find any settings. Searched thru the forum but found no relevant info. Can auto correct be enabled with the blue tooth keyboard?
The problem is that for some reason with older (model A1016) Apple keyboards the iPad is not coming up with the screen to provide the pairing code to enter on the keyboard. To see what I mean;
First on the iPad turn on bluetooth then cycle the power to the keyboard so that it is discoverable. When it shows up in the list as Apple Wireless Keyboard, click on it to attempt to pair.
It will just sit there forever.... now watch the iPad screen carefully and hit the enter button on the keyboard. You will see a message box pop up that tells you the pairing code that it had expected you to type in.... even though it never poped up. It goes away too fast and you just get an error.
When I hooked up the iPad to Xcode and watched the console information:
Tue Apr 27 10:56:37 XXXX Preferences3982 <Warning>: BTM: setting pincode 588825 for device 0x17a0b0 Apple Wireless Keyboard 00:0A:95:xx:xx:xx 0xf72b0005
I thought I would be slick and be able to see the debug of the pin in the console BEFORE it errors out. However it only shows the pin AFTER you have already clicked enter and then its too late since it uses a new random pin every time.