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If you do a lot of typing on your iOS device, you might want to consider getting an external bluetooth keyboard. The iPhone and iPad onscreen keyboards are 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 size keyboard. The first step is to pair your device with the keyboard. This set up process only has to be done once in order for your device and the keyboard to recognize each other. First follow the instructions that came with your keyboard to put 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 the keyboard is in discoverable mode, go to your iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch and tap Settings, and Bluetooth. First make sure Bluetooth is on. In a moment you should see your keyboard appear in the list of available devices. Select it. Now in order to complete the pairing process you're prompted to enter a four-digit code onto the keyboard. This is to confirm that you indeed want the devices to recognize and work together, and this is the only time you'll have to do this unless you delete this 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 came with your Bluetooth accessory. And that's it. Once the pairing process is complete you can then use the Bluetooth keyboard anytime you need to type on your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch. Not only that but you also find that the standard keyboard commands to cut, copy, paste and undo work in the most of the applications on the iOS device as well. Those keyboard commands are Cmd+X to cut, C to copy, V to paste, and Z to undo. You also have to use your fingers as usual to select text though. But you can use your Cmd+A keyboard shortcut to select all. So again with the keyboard and your iOS device paired, you can turn on the keyboard at any time to type with it, instead of using the onscreen keyboard.
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