Join Richard Harrington for an in-depth discussion in this video Pairing Keynote Remote over a network, part of Delivering Keynote 6 Presentations.
Previously, Apple provided a separate application for Keynote Remote. And this was useful, as it let you control your Keynote presentation. However, Apple recently decided to roll the remote functionality, along with some new functionality, into the Keynote app for iOS. So, instead of downloading the separate remote app, you're just going to use the newer Keynote app for IOS to control presentations on your computer, or another iOS device. To start, you need to make sure you're on the same network.
On your computer, check your wireless settings and see which network you're connected to. Then on your device, do the same. Go to your System Settings, and make sure you're on the same network. If these match, things will be a lot easier. Then, switch to Keynote and go to the presentations view. Tab the remote button and then click Continue. It's now going to look for your iPad. If you launch Keynote, you could choose Keynote Preferences, and then look for the remotes and make sure it's enabled.
Click the Link button and it will ask you for a code. In this case, it's telling me that the code is 8221. If I look at my iOS device, I see the same code. On my computer, I could click Confirm. You'll see over here on the device, it now offers the ability to control and play. If I click the Play button, it actually takes control of my presentation. You see here, that's a relatively straightforward process. If you're on the same network you'd simply need to go into the remote mode.
Let's do that one more time. To recap, simply tap your Remote button and chances are it will see the connection. If not, under your devices, look to see if you have your device. If you want to connect to a new device, just click Add a Device and it will attempt to search. On your computer, choose Keynote Preferences, and under the Remotes list, you can then choose to Link or Connect. You'll see in this case, a code comes up, and confirm that it's the same code on your iOS device, and then on your computer, and click Confirm. This then creates a pairing. I can close this window. And on my device, simply click Play, and I now have control of the slideshow.
- Adding presenter notes and comments
- Recording timings
- Rehearsing on an iPad
- Mastering Keynote keyboard shortcuts
- Controlling a presentation with Keynote Remote
- Presenting from a laptop, from an iPad, or with an Apple TV
- Creating a self-running slideshow
- Printing handouts
- Exporting slides as movies or graphics