Guide: How to Use a Bluetooth Keyboard with Your iPhone

How to type on iPhone using BTStack Keyboard AppRemember the BTStack Keyboard app? We had recently written about this application for jailbroken iPhones that lets you connect and use a physical Bluetooth keyboard to type on your iPhone.

This tutorial will walk you through all the steps in order for you to start using a Bluetooth keyboard to type on your iPhone. 

Purchasing BTStack Keyboard App

Step 1: From your jailbroken iPhone Springboard, go to Cydia -> Sections -> Networking.

Step 2: Under the list of Packages, find out BTStack Keyboard and tap to open it.

Step 3: Tap on Purchase on the top of the screen. Follow through the steps in order to complete the purchase.

How to type on iPhone using BTStack Keyboard App

Step 4: You will now find the Install button on the top. Tap the button and then press Confirm to begin installation.

Step 5: Once installation is complete tap on Restart SpringBoard to complete the installation process.

How to type on iPhone using BTStack Keyboard App

Using BTStack Keyboard App

The next few steps will teach you to start using a Wireless keyboard to type on your iPhone. Remember to turn your Wireless keyboard on so that you can use it via bluetooth.

Step 1: From your iPhone Springboard, tap on the Keyboard icon to open the BTStack Keyboard utility.

Step 2: If your bluetooth is already on, you will now be asked to activate BTStack bluetooth. Tap on the OK button to confirm BTStack bluetooth activation.

How to type on iPhone using BTStack Keyboard App

Step 3: The Keyboard app searches and finds your keyboard. Tap on the corresponding keyboard device to pair. 

Step 4: You will now be prompted to enter a PIN number using your keyboard. Enter the four digit pin from your keyboard and press ENTER.

Step 5: The pairing is complete. You can now test the connection by typing into the Test Input Fields text area. 

Step 6: You can now open other applications to work on. In order to disconnect the pairing, return to the Keyboard app and press Disconnect.

How to type on iPhone using BTStack Keyboard App

We hope you enjoyed the tutorial. Do provide us your feedback in the comments section below.

Some important points to note before we start:

  • Hacking your iPhone could void its warranty. So please proceed with caution and at your own risk.
  • Please take a backup of your iPhone, refer to this post for more details.

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