Bluetooth keyboard..quickly switching back to screen keyboard..how to?

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  1. Hcm17

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    I bought an Apple Bluetooth keyboard, and it works well with my ipad2. But, how do i go back to using the onscreen keyboard without having to go back into settings to turn the Bluetooth off?

    Thanks people!
     
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    I don't know how to fix your problem and I'm terribly sorry. Either way, welcome to the forums and hope you have enjoyed your iPad!!
     
  3. Tim SPRACKLEN

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    I have the iGo Stowaway folding Bluetooth keyboard and have the same problem. The iGo goes into sleep mode automatically after a couple of minutes to conserve battery life and then, next time you want to type, the on-screen keyboard comes up. If you then start to type on the iGo, the on-screen keyboard goes away.

    But some times you just want the on-screen keyboard - because certain characters are there that are not included on the iGo - and the only way to 'recover' the on-screen keyboard is either to wait (have a cup of coffee!) or fold up the iGo, which forces it to switch off.

    Since the iGo doesn't have an on/off switch I've not found a way to quickly force the on-screen keyboard back onto the screen and I'd certainly be interested too if someone else has an easy workaround. But, unfortunately, I suspect there simply isn't one.

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  4. Tim SPRACKLEN

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    Oh - oh - oh - I was so excited about posting on the Bluetooth keyboard I forgot to welcome you to the Forum....


    Good to hear from you. You’ll find a whole bunch of iPad enthusiasts in this Forum who are only too willing to help other iPad owners and to hear of their experiences. Don’t be afraid to post any questions you may have or use the ‘Search’ button near the top of the Forum web page. I usually find I discover one new interesting and useful piece of information about my iPad every day - and often not even what I was looking for!!

    Hope to hear from you soon with your thoughts about the iPad.

    Have fun and enjoy your iPad


    If you don’t already have it you can download a copy of the iPad manual for free from


    http://manuals.info.apple.com/en_US/...User_Guide.pdf

    Also the iPad2 manual is available at http://manuals.info.apple.com/en_US/ipad_2_user_guide.pdf

    It’s free too.

    Tim
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  5. Gabriel1

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    As it's the Apple BT keyboard you should be able to turn the keyboard off so that the on-screen one comes up.

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    Saint's preserve us, I can't believe it's taken this long for someone to answer! Top row of keys, rightmost key, is the keyboard eject button. Press that and the on-screen keyboard returns.
     
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    Oh my, how stupid do I feel, I've got the very same keyboard and never considered pressing the eject button as on my Mac's it ejects a DVD/CD from the optical drive.......I must learn to press buttons regularly even if I don't know what they do!

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  8. Hcm17

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    Thank you soooooooo much. I appreciate your help'!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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    Thank you :)
     
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    Ebb, thank you for your answer! :)
     

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