Mac App Store

Mac App Store is the simplest way to find and download apps for your Mac.

To download iKeyboardRemote from the Mac App Store, you need a Mac with OS X 10.6.6 or later. Learn More.


By Invictus Security Inc.

Open the Mac App Store to buy and download apps.


iKeyboardRemote can let you use your Mac to remotely control your iPad/iPhone.
You can now play your iPad/iPhone's music without picking it up.

If you would also like to use iKeyboard to do text input for iPad/iPhone, please download iKeyboard instead.


Pairing steps:
1. Mac : Click "Pair" button and see the "Wait for connection" hine.
2. iPad/iPhone: Select "Settings->General->Bluetooth", you will find
an avaiable Bluetooth keyboard which name is your Mac's computer name.
3. iPad/iPhone: Select your Mac's computer name item to finish pairing.

- Click on media control buttons to remotely control your iPad/iPhone.
- You can also hit keyboard keys to remotely control.
- Use connect button to quick connect to paired devices. (SnowLeopard)
- Select connect button to wait for paired iDevice re-connection (Lion)

- iKeyboardRemote use F1~F12 for multimedia functions,
please disable the F1~F12 hotkeys for your Mac.

ESC: Home button
F4 : iPad slide show / iPhone song album cover
F6 : Lock button
F7 : Previous song
F8 : Play/Stop
F9 : Next song
F10: Mute
F11: Volume down
F12: Volume up

Trouble Shooting:
- Please make sure all your other bluetooth peripherals is connected before using iKeyboardRemote. In case iKeyboardRemote would close its connection. This problem would be fixed in the next release.
- You should press FN+F1 to send the real F1 key.
- Sometime iPad/iPhone will mess up with Bluetooth stack. If you found
problems with paring with iKeyboardRemote, please reboot your iDevices and try
- iDevices can not be paired with two Bluetooth keyboards at the same time.
If you have already connected your iDevices to a physical Bluetooth
keyboard. Please disconnect it before you use iKeyboardRemote.

What's New in Version 1.0.5

- Modify iDevice bluetooth re-connection process under Lion 10.7.2


Screenshot 1

Customer Reviews

Basic iPhone/iPad remote

Does what it says! Basic remote control app to control iPhone/iPad from the Mac. Handy for when I have my iPhone plugged into my stereo to stream music and don't want to get up to pause or skip a song. This program will start up the Apple music player on your iPhone/Pad but you can also use it to control other prog. such as Pandora by opening them directly on the iPhone/Pad.

Uses bluetooth -- nice since it works independent of having both devices on the network, downside is bluetooth has limited range. Functions as a BT keyboard, so you can't use this and a keyboard with the iPhone at the same time.

Pairing instuctions are a bit cryptic in the program. You need to have your Mac and iPhone/Pad already paired over BT. Then you open your bluetooth settings on the iPhone and select your Mac (will then have a checkmark next to it). After that the remote should work.

great app once you learn how to pair them together

ok guys here it is how to pair with mac turn on personal hotspot on your iPhone an click enable bluetooth,next head on to you mac if you havent already click on bluetooth icon right next to the wifi symbol. from the drop down screen you will see devices if your iphone doesnt appear there just click on setup bluetooth device once you set it up your iphone should appear under devices. next click connect to network it will connect via bluetooth and your iphone should have a blue bar across the top of the screen. from there head on over ikeyboardremote, click pair and it will pair. once its pair you can turn off hot spot. you don't have to pair anymore simply have your bluetooth on when ever you wanna use it an hit connect

Simple, no bells.. but it works!

Anyone who cant get this to work does not understand the stupid way the bluetooth connects between the iPhone and the Mac. You have to search for the device from the iPhone.. not the Mac! make your mac discoverable then find it from the iphone. The other way it will say device not supported.

You can forward or rewind which would be nice but it works on my Mountain Lion Macbookpro to my iPhone 4s. I the leave the iphone in the dock and play music as I from work from my computer.

Even though it could and should be able to do more it will get a 5 stars for doing what it says it can do and for being free! (Consider a paid upgrade that can do more? My car bluetooth can completley manage my phone, no reason my mac shouldnt be able to)

View in Mac App Store
  • Free
  • Category: Music
  • Updated:
  • Version: 1.0.5
  • Size: 0.2 MB
  • Language: English
  • Seller:

Compatibility: OS X 10.6.6 or later

Customer Ratings

Current Version:
All Versions: