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  • 105. Re: iPad remote control for Keynote?
    jjv58 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I went to the Apple Store and asked if iPad had a Keynote program. They said yes. I then asked if I could use some sort of remote and they assured me I could use an iPod touch via bluetooth as a remote. (I bought both!) I have since been to the Apple store again asking them how to set all this up, as it is not very iintuitive and today actually got my iPod touch (after going through Preference, etc.) to advance the slides on my iPad Keynote presentation via Bluetooth. YET within 3 minutes, the Bluetooth lost the connection and I was back to square one. And note, my iPod was only about 12 inches away from my iPad when I lost Bluetootch connection (the Apple people tell me it's suppose to be good for 30 feet.) Another point, I need my MacBook Pro to act as the Bluetooth receiver, so you actually need three units to make this all happen: an Apple computer, an IPad and an iPod Touch, and even then it does not work. It just doesn't work. The most annoying part of all this is that I was told by Apple that I could use the iPod touch as a Bluetooth remote device for Keynote presentations in iPad (and no mention at the time of the need to have my MacBook Pro as part of the set-up. I only learned this today). Extremely frustrating. I feel as if I've been had!

  • 106. Re: iPad remote control for Keynote?
    Tulse Level 5 Level 5 (5,790 points)

    There should be no need at all to use a MacBook as some sort of intermediary.  I have successfully been using the app Keynote Remote (from Apple) on my iPhone to control Keynote on my iPad.  The app works via WiFi (both the iPod and iPad need to be on the same network), or via Bluetooth (in which case both devices must have WiFi turned off and Bluetooth turned on in their settings). 

     

    The Keynote Remote app needs to be paired with the iPad to work -- to do this launch the Keynote Remote app, select "Settings", then "New Keynote Link".  You will see a four digit passcode. 

     

    Launch Keynote on the iPad, go into its settings (the wrench icon at the top right of the screen), then in the Settings option, choose Remote.  Turn the "Enable Remotes" option on.  If your iPod remote is working, you should now see an option to "Link" to the remote -- press this button, then enter the four digit passcode you got from the Keynote Remote.  The passcode will be verified, and then the remote should be linked to the iPad.

     

    I can confirm that, via Bluetooth, this setup works to as far as I could test it (at least 30 feet), and in an office with multiple other Bluetooth and WiFi devices running.

     

    Is this the approach you were told to use at the Apple Store?

  • 107. Re: iPad remote control for Keynote?
    jjv58 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thank you for the remarkably quick reply. I was not told to make sure all the WiFi settings are off so I'm hoping this was the problem.

     

    I will try again. If this works, I will be most grateful.

    And yes, the Mac Genius this morning at the Buffalo store told me that I HAD to have my MacBookPro as part of the configuration which I thought rather odd.

     

    I'll try everything you said. I had pretty much done everything you wrote up, but I did not make sure all WiFi settings were off. I'll try again. Hope it works. Many thanks,

     

    JV

  • 108. Re: iPad remote control for Keynote?
    GNRBeaumont Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)

    After seeing post about problems I did test. Stayed connected for over 30 minutes (Until I stopped it) Connetion even survived me accepting and talking on incoming call

     

    Tulse provides a great srep by step

  • 109. Re: iPad remote control for Keynote?
    Tulse Level 5 Level 5 (5,790 points)
    I was not told to make sure all the WiFi settings are off so I'm hoping this was the problem.

     

    That was the part that flummoxed me as well -- it was only through trial and error that I found this out.  (There don't appear to be any instructions on this in the apps.)

  • 110. Re: iPad remote control for Keynote?
    GNRBeaumont Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)

    Tulse: you seem pretty conversant on this topic: Do you know of any way to "turn touch off" on the iPad when under remote control so that the iPad is a true slave?

  • 111. Re: iPad remote control for Keynote?
    jjv58 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    It works. The key was shutting off the WiFi.

     

    Now I'm having trouble connecting it to the screen. I have the iPad/VGA adapter but the screem does not seem to be receiving the iPad signal.

    I'll keep experimenting. Many thanks.
    Will welcome any comments on my screen problem.

    JV

  • 112. Re: iPad remote control for Keynote?
    jjv58 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Screen now works. For what it's worth, once I changed my iPod touch (remote) from Landscape to Portrait then it worked and the images came up on screen via VGA. Thanks for your help. This is for a presentation I'm giving this Sunday (in less than 48 hours). - jv

  • 113. Re: iPad remote control for Keynote?
    Tulse Level 5 Level 5 (5,790 points)
    Tulse: you seem pretty conversant on this topic: Do you know of any way to "turn touch off" on the iPad when under remote control so that the iPad is a true slave?

     

    Actually, I've only been playing with the remote app for a day, so unfortunately I don't know if there is any way to prevent the iPad from accepting touch input when the remote is active.

  • 114. Re: iPad remote control for Keynote?
    gilesfromwimborne Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    At last after 2 years I can ditch the laptop when away (I do presentations as part of my work and can't get by without a clicker). The trouble now is the ipod/iphone as a clicker. I find it too big and cumbersome and distracting for the audience. Early days i know but does anyone know of another device, either bluetooth or wifi that would work with the new software upgrade. Also for some strange reason I am unable to pair my ipad to iphone via bluetooth, just doesn't fine it, all settings ok and ipad finds keyboard and iphone finds car device???

    Cheers

  • 115. Re: iPad remote control for Keynote?
    republikofmancunia Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I agree 100% on everything you say. I cannot connect iPhone to iPad with Bluetooth. Wifi is fine but I need to use Bluetooth for those occasions where there's no wifi. Apple need to respond intelligently here. How does this work?

  • 116. Re: iPad remote control for Keynote?
    republikofmancunia Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Still won't connect on wifi for me.  Apple are pretty poor on this to be fair. Where Is the actual support?

  • 117. Re: iPad remote control for Keynote?
    republikofmancunia Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Sorry. Meant Bluetooth!! Wifi is fine!

  • 118. Re: iPad remote control for Keynote?
    GNRBeaumont Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)

    You must turn off wifi on both devices. It is not enough that you do not have wifi reception. Wifi must actually be turned off in Setting on each device.

  • 119. Re: iPad remote control for Keynote?
    gilesfromwimborne Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    tried that, I think it's just not possible to connect iPad with iPhone via bluetooth. correct me if i'm wrong.

     

    Cheers

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