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keynote remote not working since ios5 update

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alex.g Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Oct 13, 2011 11:39 AM

Since i OS 5 update the app "keynote remote" will not work. I was having no problem using it via bluetooth between my iphone and my ipad. I've tried the basic dummy fixes like checking bluetooth and so on, but nothing will get the devices talking to one another.

  • mustafa1 Calculating status...
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    Oct 16, 2011 1:21 AM (in response to alex.g)


    I have an iPhone 4s and original iPad. Both on ios 5. Wifi keynote remote works fine, Bluetooth doesn't . Would you be able to give me some tips ?


  • scubidoobie Calculating status...
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    Oct 16, 2011 7:22 PM (in response to alex.g)

    I am having the same problem since iOS 5 on my iPhone4 and iPad2.

    This is really terrible because I use my iPad2 to give presentations in my lecture courses.


    I was using Keynote Remote to be able to walk around my classroom and be a more engaging presenter and answer my students questions, but now I am stuck behind my iPad2.


    As of right now, I can't use the remote I purchased. Please post a fix Apple!

    I paid for it and I would like to use it, like I was every weekday before I upgraded to iOS 5.


    This is very important to me since I use my iPad and Keynote to teach at my job.


    I hope this is resolved soon or I will be asking for a refund for an app I cannot use anymore.


    Warm regards.


    edit: I am still in a 2 year contract with my carrier on my iPhone 4. Upgrading to an 4S is not possible. It SHOULD work on iPhone4 but does not.

    Also: Goto iTunes and click on the REPORT A PROBLEM button on the app page. This will go directly to them.... hopefully.

  • mustafa1 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Oct 19, 2011 12:17 PM (in response to alex.g)

    Alex.G, you'r the man ( or woman, don't know!!). Worked a treat !!!


    I used pictransfer to pair then some use keynote on iPad and keynote remote on iPhone as normal.


    I think this is a brilliant temporary solution until Apple sort something out, they'd better do !!


    thanks Alex,



  • Crankfield Calculating status...
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    Oct 20, 2011 2:56 AM (in response to alex.g)

    Thanks a bunch.  It worked for my on my iPod touch as well.  Brilliant.  You saved my life.  I use this every day and this week has been a complete drag ever since I upgraded to iOS5 and lost my Bluetooth connection with this dumb app. 


    Thanks thanks thanks. 

  • jeffvanluijk Calculating status...
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    Oct 22, 2011 9:21 AM (in response to alex.g)

    I know why it doesn't work normally: Keynote on iPad turns bluetooth off in IOS5 (don't know why).

    but when you turn on personal hotspot on your iPhone (just bluetooth) and pair your iPhone and iPad, it does work normally...


    Needs a fix! Apple?





  • Mister_Slim Calculating status...
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    Oct 25, 2011 1:34 AM (in response to alex.g)

    Great workaround.... Paired with another free remote app prior to launching keynote and now it works ok.


    Really does need a fix though.

  • progruss Calculating status...
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    Oct 27, 2011 12:28 AM (in response to alex.g)

    PERFECT! Alex.G = lifesaver. I really appreciate that you took the time to recommend that solution!

  • Crankfield Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Oct 27, 2011 12:46 AM (in response to alex.g)

    I've been using the fix ever since you posted it and I found it actually works better than before I upgraded to iOS5.  Connecting with bluetooth was always kind of iffy, getting the connection to wrok.  I'd stand in front of the class for a couple of minutes trying different combinations, turning things on and off before it would finally link.  Now I just turn on pictransfer and before Keynote and both devices light up right away.  Amazing difference. 

  • Esquiritus Calculating status...
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    Oct 29, 2011 8:47 AM (in response to alex.g)

    This saved my presentation!!!! Apple owes you money for saving their reputation! I just made the switch to apple products and a great community with users like you is part of the reason. Thank you so much. Just as an FYI, PIC Transfer Lite didnt work in using my 3rd gen ipod touch as a remote, rather BT Share Free worked just fine once connected (took some retrys) and stayed connected for the duration of my presntation, about an hour, with distance of at least 30 feet.

  • Esquiritus Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Oct 29, 2011 9:30 AM (in response to alex.g)

    FYI Alex, You should mark your own answer as "correct answer" though I dont know if you can give yourself credit

  • Laf01003 Calculating status...
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    Nov 20, 2011 5:16 PM (in response to alex.g)

    Thanks so much for taking the time to post your work around. Tried it out, worked great!

  • ehofstede Calculating status...
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    Dec 28, 2011 4:46 PM (in response to alex.g)

    Alex, this is great, it works just fine! At first I thought it was just me, but now I'm glad I'm not the only one with this issue... Too bad though, that it's just a workaround and that apple didn't solve this in the update to IOS5.0.1...


    Until Apple comes with a proper update I'll use the workaround that Alex described... @Alex; Lots of "kudo's" for you! Thanks!




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