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If you do a lot of typing on your iPhone or iPod touch, you might want to consider getting an external Bluetooth keyboard. The iPhone's on-screen keyboard is nice for brief periods of typing, but if you have to write paragraphs of text, you're going to be much quicker and efficient on a full-sized keyboard. The first step is to pair your iPhone or iPod touch with the keyboard. The setup process only has to be done once in order for your device and your keyboard to recognize each other. So first, follow the instructions that came with your keyboard to put it into Pairing or Discoverable mode. This is a mode that says 'Here I am' to other Bluetooth devices.
In the case of this Apple Bluetooth keyboard, you just turn it on. Once your keyboard is in Discoverable mode, go to your iPhone or iPod touch and tap Settings, Bluetooth, make sure Bluetooth is ON and in a moment, you should see your keyboard appear in this list of available devices. Select it. Now, in order to complete the pairing process, you're prompted to enter a four-digit code on the keyboard.
This is to confirm that you indeed want the devices to recognize each other and work together, and this is the only time you'll have to do this unless you delete the keyboard from the list of devices on your phone. Depending on the Bluetooth device, you may not have to enter a code at all. Be sure to check the instructions that come with your Bluetooth accessory, but that's pretty much it. Once the pairing process is complete, you can then use the Bluetooth keyboard anytime you need to type on your iPhone or iPod touch. So for example, I'll open up the Notes app, Create a New Note, and start typing.
Not only that, but you'll also find that the standard keyboard commands to Cut, Copy, Paste, and Undo, work in most applications on the phone as well. These keyboard commands are Cmd+X to Cut, Cmd+C to Copy, Cmd+V to Paste, and Cmd+Z to Undo. You will have to use your fingers as usual to select text on the screen though, but you can use the keyboard command of Cmd+A to Select All. So again, with the keyboard and your iPhone paired, you can turn on the keyboard at anytime to type with it, instead of using the on-screen keyboard.
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