Using iPad as a Bluetooth keyboard for a mac???

Discussion in 'iPad Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by LAFUNGA, Apr 24, 2012.

  1. LAFUNGA macrumors newbie

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    Does anyone know if it is possible to use a new iPad as a Bluetooth keyboard for a mac?

    I am aware there are a few apps that claim to do this over wifi however I am looking for a Bluetooth solution that would be more permanent?

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. PsstGreek macrumors 68040

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    Yes. I use my bluetooth keyboard (apple) with my ipad. No issues.
     
  3. HazyCloud macrumors 68030

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    That wasn't the question. :)


    OP: I don't think so. If there is, you'd probably need to jailbreak.
     
  4. brand macrumors 601

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    How exactly would bluetooth be more permanent?
     
  5. J~Sharpie macrumors newbie

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    wifi is only at specific locations. bluetooth is more portable. (in turn more permeant)

    I think that ^ is what he / she means.
     
  6. LAFUNGA thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Permanent

    I meant permanent as in something I could use as a wireless keyboard whiled MacBook pro is connected to a HDTV
     
  7. trichards6542 macrumors newbie

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    Did you have any luck finding way, perhaps a Cydia app?
     
  8. LAFUNGA thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I bought Mousepad for my iPad which was ok for short term use, however if you want to do serious work you will need to buy a bluetooth keyboard as all those apps are sporadic in their performance which is a hinderance while working.
     

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