iPad Bluetooth Keyboard Long response time

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  1. LovingTeddy macrumors 68000

    LovingTeddy

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    I have the Logitech keyboard case for the iPad 9.7 inch. This is nice keyboard with slim profile and it pretect the iPad as well, since I am carrying my LTE iPad 9.7 with me all the time.

    However, the Bluetooth keyboard sometimes takes long time get connected and it might take a minutes for the first letter appear. Everything works fine after the long wait.

    It seems that the iPad connected the Bluetooth keyboard and the software keyboard is being disabled. However, when you press key on any note taking app, there is no response. I need reconnect the keyboard and wait almost half to a minutes before I can do anything with the keyboard.

    Is there any fix with this issue?

    Thanks
     
  2. minicard macrumors regular

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    I have the same problem with any bluetooth keyboard. Right now I use a Brydge and still have that lag when it goes to "sleep". The only one which I did not have a problem was the apple smart keyboard.
     
  3. LovingTeddy thread starter macrumors 68000

    LovingTeddy

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    This is really frustrating to me. I reply on my keyboard a lot and I like to type my stuff when I need to. Well, I guess I need to learn adapt.
     
  4. haruhiko macrumors 601

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    I have had similar problems in the old days prior to iPad Pro.. that's why it's Smart Keyboard all the way for me now. I can't stand the Bluetooth connection problems anymore.
     
  5. ericwn macrumors 68020

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    I have had a couple different Bluetooth keyboards over the years and never experienced this. To claim this would be the case with all iPads is a bit fetching for issues, all Macs have wireless Bluetooth keyboards for years and that kind of behaviour is not typical. A paired Bluetooth device should become available for use rather quickly. Maybe try some basic troubleshooting to see if it improves.
     
  6. spacebro Suspended

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    I’ve been using a magic keyboard and it meets all expectations. Even in an office where there are dozens of active Bluetooth devices to potentially cause bad signal quality.
     
  7. Solomani macrumors 68040

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    Odd. I'm using my first Bluetooth keyboard, which is this current 2017-released Apple Magic Keyboard with Numeric Keypad. And there is no delay. It's as responsive and crisp as any old wired Apple keyboard.

    If you live near an Apple Retail Store…. I'd recommend you try it out and see that I speak the truth. And yes, the Magic KB With Num Keypad supports iOS devices like iPad. So I recommend trying one out (in an Apple Store) if Apple allows you to pair your iPad with an in-store demo keyboard.
     
  8. spacebro Suspended

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    I saw that num pad keyboard and nobody was able to answer this question- why did the put the num pad on the right when the mouse is already on the right? I have to always be moving my hand over the num pad to get to the mouse. Why didn’t they put it on the left? Then you could 2-hand excel point at cells with right hand and enter numbers with left. Why??
     
  9. sparksd, Mar 5, 2018
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    sparksd macrumors 68020

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    I've never seen a keyboard with the num keypad on the left. Out of curiosity, I looked at Amazon and found a few "left-handed" keyboards with the num pad on the left.

    Edit - meant to add that I have multiple Bluetooth keyboards - Anker, Logitech, Microsoft - and don't see any lag with them on my 10.5 iPP.
     
  10. Solomani macrumors 68040

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    Like the poster above said: (at least in the US English keyboards), numeric keypads are always on the right side. Always. It doesn't matter which company makes a keyboard with the keypad. It's always on the right side.

    Were you hoping that Apple would "think different" here? :p
     

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