By Houdah Software
Open the Mac App Store to buy and download apps.
Imagine typing text on your iPhone, iPad or Apple TV.
Picture the full-size keyboard of your Mac – Now connect both.
Use your Mac as Bluetooth keyboard to your iPhone, iPad or Apple TV.
Type on your full-size keyboard. The text will appear on your iOS device.
Prepare text on your Mac and then paste it to your mobile device.
- Use your Mac as a keyboard to type SMS text messages at full speed
- Send tweets. Update your Facebook status. Chat. From the comfort of a full keyboard
- Reply to emails on accounts configured only on your iPhone
- Paste addresses, passwords, … from your Mac to your iPhone
- Use AppleScript to automate text input to your iPhone
- Use Mac OS X 10.8 or 10.9 dictation with your iOS device
- Mac with Bluetooth enabled
- iPhone (3GS or later), iPad (all models), iPod touch (3rd generation or later). iOS 3.2 or later
- Apple TV with software version 5.2 (January 2013) or later
- Fully tested with iOS 7.0 and 7.1
Supported iOS keyboard layouts:
- U.S American
- Canadian English
- Canadian French
- Czech, Czech QWERTY
- Japanese QWERTY
- Polish, Polish Pro
- Slovak, Slovak QWERTY
- Spanish ISO
- Swiss French, Swiss German
- Turkish, Turkish QWERTZ
Initial pairing instructions:
- On your Mac, go to System Preferences > Bluetooth
- Enable Bluetooth on your Mac
- Set Bluetooth on your Mac to be Discoverable. On Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks, you just need to keep System Preferences > Bluetooth open
- Launch Type2Phone and keep it frontmost
- On your iPhone / iPad, go to Settings > Bluetooth
- Enable Bluetooth on your iPhone / iPad
- Tap the name of your Mac to start the pairing procedure
For future uses, you may initiate the connection from the "Click here to connect" button in Type2Phone.
By default, Type2Phone reconnects to the last known device as soon as you start typing.
Additional Instructions for Apple TV:
- Initiate pairing from Apple TV (see: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT5633)
- When asked for confirmation, click YES on your Mac
- Click the Select / Enter button on your original Apple TV remote
Recent customer praises:
- 5 stars - "… my daughters are wondering how I can text back so much and so fast!" - bt4jc, USA
- 5 stars - "Works well with iPhone/iPad, but really shines with Apple TV!" - Curtis E., Canada
- 5 stars - "Muy buena app. Hace lo que dice. Es sencilla, práctica, en una palabra: Perfecto¡¡¡" - Ruben2013, Spain
- 5 stars - "Marche parfaitement, très utile pour taper de long SMS ou autres" - Aalin, France
- 5 stars - "Perfekte App. Macht genau das, was sie soll. " - tomekiii, Germany
- 5 stars - "I have been working with 2 bluetooth keyboards […] Now I only need one. Well done!" - Big Voice, USA
- 5 stars - "FINALLY able to use BT Keyboard with AppleTV" - Grumpy430, USA
Do you enjoy using Type2Phone?
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If you have problems, please contact support for assistance.
We usually reply to forum posts and emails the same day.
When attempting to pair, your iOS device may not list your Mac or indicate that it is incompatible.
The workaround is as follows:
- On iOS: Go to Settings > Bluetooth. Select your Mac. Select "Forget this Device"
- Restart your iPhone / iPad
- In Mac OS X System Preferences: Disable Bluetooth on the Mac
- Reenable Bluetooth on the Mac. Set Bluetooth to be discoverable
- Launch Type2Phone
- On iOS: Go to Settings > Bluetooth. Enable Bluetooth
- Tap the name of the Mac to start the pairing procedure
At worst, this convoluted procedure is needed only for initial pairing.
Future connections are initiated (automatically) from the Type2Phone application.
What's New in Version 2.5
- Enhancement: Added advanced preferences to tweak connection delay
- Enhancement: Added advanced preferences to tweak speed of generated keyboard input
- Bug fix: Type2Phone on occasion dropped characters typed while it was still connecting
- Bug fix: Sending text from AppleScript could fail if Type2Phone was inactive
Do you enjoy the convenience of a full size keyboard connected to your iPhone, iPad or Apple TV?
Please take a moment to write a review. Tell us how you use Type2Phone.
A Really Useful Program
At first, I couldn’t figure out how this program worked. I have owned it for a very long time but never used it until recently. It is a simple program. It pairs instantly with my iPhone. Then, it simply sends anything that you type or paste into it to whatever program is open on your phone. So, I can copy an entire email message and paste it into a text message on the phone. So far, it has been flawless. For that reason, I give it 5 stars. It says me a lot of thumb typing on my phone.
Most of my text messaging recipients are amazed that I can text so fast!
I have not found another program like it.
Quite possibly the biggest time-saving productivity tool in my ecosystem
This is a little utility that has a huge impact on my productitivity. Quite simply it allows me to use my Mac keyboard on my iPhone. When I got my first “smart” phone an iPhone 3GS, I thought having a GPS was a dumb, wasteful idea that I would never use. This, needless to say, was one of those spectacular blunders, like the infamous guys who predicted Frank Sinatra or The Beatles or Einstein would never amount to anything. The GPS is genius, and has recouped me LITERALLY thousands upon thousands of hours. Type2Phone is like that. It works well, and smartly. High recommendations.
I’m currently typing on one of those bluetooth keyboards that lets you switch between several devices (Logitech K811), and I’m *still* running Type2Phone on my desktop.
One of the unsung strengths of this app is that it essentially lets you share your (text-based) clipboard from your desktop to your iOS device. This is great for filling in 1Password stuff and adding Textexpander snippets to iOS apps that don’t use Textexpander.
Really phenomenal; can’t recommend enough.