How to Connect and Use a Bluetooth Keyboard With Your iPhone [BTstack]

Here are the steps that has to follow in-order to connect and use a bluetooth keyboard with your iPhone. This steps will using the BTstack Keyboard utility developed by Matthias Ringwald.

Step 1.
The first step requires you to launch Cydia by tapping its icon on your Springboard and tap to select the Sections tab.

Step 2.
Now tap to choose Networking from the list of Sections and select BTstack Keyboard from the list of Packages

Step 3.
Now you need to select the Purchase button at the top right of the screen. BTstack Keyboard costs $5.00 and can be bought using Paypal or Amazon Payments.

Now once the payment has been processed press the button at the top right which has now been changed to Install.

Tap the Confirm button to begin installation.

Step 4.
Once the installation has successfully completed press the large Restart Springboard button.

Step 5.
You will notice a new icon on the Springboard called Keyboard. Press it to launch the app.

Step 6.
You will likely be notified that Apple’s Bluetooth is active. Only one Bluetooth Stack can be active at the same time. Since the keyboard will only work with the BTstack press the OK button to activate this stack.

Step 7.
The app will now search for your keyboard. You must make the keyboard discoverable in order for it to be located. On the Apple Wireless Keyboard you can hold down the power button until the led blinks repeatedly. For other keyboards, check the user manual.

Step 8.
Once the device has been connected you will be prompted to enter a pin number using the keyboard then press ENTER.

Step 9.
You will now be informed that you’re connected with the keyboard. You can use the text field provided to test it out or open any other application to begin typing.

Step 10.
Notice the Springboard icon will display an On badget when BTstack Keyboard is running. You can open the application and press the Disconnect button for your keyboard to end the connection.

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