5 Replies Latest reply: Apr 18, 2012 8:54 AM by straussie
Mac10go Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
Should I be able to connect more than one bluetooth device to my iPhone 4 running the latest version of iOS4?
Specifically I just got the Microsoft mobile keyboard 6000 which is actually 2 bluetooth devices... A keyboard and a numeric keypad.
I can get them each separately to connect/pair with my iPhone, but I can't get them to connect/pair at the same time.

I searched the forums for an answer to this question before I bought the keyboard, but I could not find where anyone had asked this before.

I need a keyboard with keypad for business trips where i do alot of number entry... So if this can't be made to work, my next question will be for keyboard recommendations.

Iphone 4, iOS 4
  • Landshark2007 Level 2 Level 2 (195 points)
    Sorry but it's one at a time over Bluetooth.

    SHARK!
  • Mac10go Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
    Obviously that it not a limitation for some computers somewhere, or else this model of keyboard would be useless everywhere.
    Is it a limitation to all mobile phones or just to iphones specifically?

    So, if I keep this one to use at my desk on my WinXPpro desktop would I need 2 bluetooth adapters in order to make it work?

    Q2: Anyone got an opinion on an all-in-one bluetooth keyboard with keypad for travel? ...that you know works with the iphone? The latest Apple one does not have the number pad.
    I've seen some with the keypad overlaid on other keys and i guess you use some sort of switch to toggle it.
  • Landshark2007 Level 2 Level 2 (195 points)
    It's an iPhone limitation, not a Bluetooth one. However, it is normal that only one bluetooth device type can be paired at a time (ie: one keyboard, one headset ...).

    As far as Q2 id concerned, I have not seen anything good enough for travel that I would recommend.

    SHARK!
  • Mac10go Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
    Thank you for the help, because the iPhone "users guide" doesn't ever mention it.

    As for mobile keyboards, i've looked at and ruled out two kinds...
    • rollups - too prone to breaking, requires hard surface to use
    • foldups - fold in half if not supported well, also can break wiring so keys fail
    ...unless someone knows of one oc these that doesn't have these problems.
  • straussie Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    So you can connect different kinds of BT devices, say a keyboard and a handsfree set. Correct?