external keyboard for I-Pad

Discussion in 'iPad' started by grant thompson, Aug 27, 2010.

  1. grant thompson macrumors newbie

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    I have a new I-Pad and would like to use an external keyboard. I have tried in "settings" to activate the external keyboard but it still uses the built in one. How do I go about activating the external keyboard?
     
  2. Night Spring macrumors G5

    Night Spring

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    Which external keyboard are you trying to use?
     
  3. veedow macrumors newbie

    veedow

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    Are you asking about a Bluetooth keyboard? If so, make sure you turn on BT in Settings/General. Then pair with iPad.

    If you have the USB adapter most USB keyboards will work. You might get a message once connected that this device is not supported, but my external USB KB works fine.

    I have a cheap (under $10), flexible USB keyboard that is easy to travel with, and works great!

    Not sure if this is the same one I have, but it's very similar.
    http://www.amazon.com/Neewer-Electronics-Accessories-FOLDABLE-KEYBOARD/dp/B00092Q210
     

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