Can't use keyboard when driving

Discussion in 'iOS 11' started by michaelmols, Aug 20, 2017.

  1. michaelmols macrumors newbie

    Aug 6, 2010
    Can anyone help me switch this off.

    As soon as I connect to the car bluetooth my keyboard is disabled.

    How do I turn this off? I'm not even driving half the time but it still affects me as a passenger.
  2. Tom G. macrumors 68010

    Tom G.

    Jun 16, 2009
    Champaign/Urbana Illinois
    Do not text and drive, period. Not even half the time, not ever. Use the mic or the bluetooth in the car. It is too bad that it also affects you as a passenger as there is no problem with the passenger texting, but I don't see how a programmer can set iOS to sense whether or not a user is in the drivers seat or not. Some vehicles have sensors in the seats for various reasons, but not all.
  3. Nermal Moderator


    Staff Member

    Dec 7, 2002
    New Zealand
    It sounds like the car is reporting itself as a keyboard, and therefore the phone assumes that you'll use that external keyboard instead of the on-screen one. I vaguely recall seeing an option to pick the device type; is there anything in the Bluetooth settings for "don't use this device as a keyboard"?

    With that said, if your thread title is accurate then as Tom G. said, the correct answer is "don't"!
  4. michaelmols thread starter macrumors newbie

    Aug 6, 2010

    It's for when im passenger. It's not good enough that I can't use my phone just because it's connected to carBluetooth .
  5. one more macrumors 6502a

    one more

    Aug 6, 2015

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