Using the Apple Wireless Keyboard with my iPhone

Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by L T, Oct 7, 2013.

  1. L T macrumors 6502

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    With my wireless keyboard just sat here I decided to connect it to my iPhone for a bit on fun, I love it!

    I like the idea of leaving my phone docked when at my desk and using the keyboard to send messages on my phone.

    However, I need a home button function! The brightness, volume and media keys on the keyboard all operate the respective function on the iPhone but I can't find one for iPhone!

    Does anyone know of one?
     
  2. octatonic macrumors regular

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  3. L T thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I thought that would be the obviously choice, but nope!
     
  4. octatonic macrumors regular

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    I'm fairly sure it works on iPad- would be weird if it didn't work on iPhone.
     
  5. Thekidtorres macrumors regular

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    Sometimes I use the apple keyboard with my iPhone and sorry but there is no key that simulates the home button. Its a pitty. There are some 3rd party keyboards that has that funciontal key..
     
  6. Gjwilly macrumors 68030

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    Isn't it control-option-H?
    http://decadentwaste.net/decadentwa...using-a-bluetooth-keyboard-on-your-ios-device
     
  7. longthizzz macrumors regular

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    been using my iphone with a the wireless apple keyboard n i love it ..
    its super i wish i found it sooner , it lets me switch music while typing with ease

    one regret ..buying a new one - you can get one for pretty cheap on ebay if you dont mind it being used
     
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  9. iBighouse macrumors 6502a

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    I use the apple wireless keyboard on my iPad a lot. I am unaware of any keystroke to invoke a press of the home button.

    Not a bad idea though! I also wish there was a SEND button on the keyboard when using iMessage. It's kind of dumb to be typing on an actual keyboard at around 60wpm...and then having to reach over to hit the send button on the tablet screen!
     
  10. supermassive macrumors regular

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    Did you try F1 for Home?
     

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