iOS9 Bluetooth Keyboard Functionality Requests Thread

Discussion in 'iOS 9' started by mattoligy, Jul 27, 2015.


Do you want more bluetooth keyboard functionality in iOS9?

  1. Hell Yes

  2. Don't care

  3. Ok then

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  1. mattoligy macrumors 6502


    May 15, 2010
    Cloud 9
    Ok so I have been testing the added bluetooth keyboard functionality in iOS9 and it's a good start, however there is still lots missing! Please add your feature requests below and i'll do my best to add them to the list...

    System Wide

    • More Scrolling (arrow keys) in apps, such as;
      • Photos
      • Calendar
      • iTunes
      • App Store
      • Music
      • iBooks
      • iCloud Drive
      • Facetime (call list)
      • etc
    Third party API for simple keyboard functionality such as scrolling (pages, lists and content areas), "enter" and "esc" key navigation and shortcuts.

    • List and content navigation
      • Arrow keys to scroll (up/down) a list
      • "Enter" to select content, "esc" to return to list
      • Arrows to scroll content when an content area is selected
      • (Examples below)


    • Arrows (left/right) to scroll springboard pages
    • Arrows (up/down) to access spotlight search
    • Notification Center shortcut
    • Notification Center Scrolling with arrow keys
    • Control Center Shortcut
    • Control Center area specific shortcuts such as bluetooth, wifi, airplane mode etc
    • App Switcher shortcut
    • App Switcher scrolling (right/left arrows)
    • App Switcher hand off apps pull up (up arrow)


    • Arrow keys to scroll (up/down) email list
    • "Enter" to select email, "esc" to return to email list
    • Arrows to scroll email content when an email is selected
    • Arrow keys to scroll (up/down) messages list
    • "Enter" to select message, "esc" to return to message list
    • Arrows to scroll message content when an message is selected
    • Shortcut to access "details" and arrows to scroll "details" page
    • Shortcut to send photo and arrow keys to navigate photo picker interface
    • Shortcut to enter edit mode ("more")
    • Delete (backspace) key to delete a message thread
    • Arrow keys to scroll (up/down) notes list
    • "Enter" to select note, "esc" to return to notes list
    • Arrows to scroll note content when an note is selected
    • Shortcuts for bulleted, dashed and numbered lists

    • Arrow keys to scroll (up/down) contacts list
    • "Enter" to select contact, "esc" to return to contact list
    • Arrows to scroll contact content when a contact is selected
  2. gsmornot macrumors 68030


    Sep 29, 2014
    I gave it a don't care but that's not 100% right. I just don't care enough to say Hell Yes. I use an Apple Bluetooth keyboard with my iPad occasionally when I have a long list of calendar items to update or a document to work on but really don't mind using the touch screen for most of my interaction and the keyboard for faster typing. I would accept more options gladly and do use basic shortcuts for copy/paste and or undo but can't possibly remember every combo since this is not a daily use item for me.

    So, I support your want for more features if this is something you would like to use more of but can't really say I am overly excited personally one way or the other.
  3. mattoligy thread starter macrumors 6502


    May 15, 2010
    Cloud 9
    Got you covered :p

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