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sestewart Level 1 Level 1

Since updating to iOS 7.0.3, my iPad (3rd generation) becomes essentially bricked when re-initializing a bluetooth connection to a Targus Versavu bluetooth keyboard/case. It worked fine since i bought the iPad until this new update. I have to un-brick the iPad roughly 3 times a day (power button/homebutton procedure).


Is this a known issue?

iPad (3rd gen) Wi-Fi, iOS 7.0.3
  • askmrmac Level 1 Level 1

    Would like to add myself to complaints also:

    iPad Mini (Early 2013) locks up / freezes when connected with ZaggKeys Cover bluetooth Keyboard.

    Also requires the Power button / Homebutton procedure to reboot.

    iOS 7.0.3.  Crap, I am not the only one, and I am expert on maintaining my iPads, so this is not a beginner error, but a known issue?

  • georgegi Level 1 Level 1

    I'm refraining from upgrading from iOS 6.0.1 until the bluetooth keyboard issue is resolved.  This problem is preventing me from being able to install a productivity application that requires iOS 6.1 or greater.

  • bkomanet Level 1 Level 1

    I have the exact same problem.  If my iPad is powered up and running, when I power on my blue tooth keyboard, the iPad locks up.  No soft or hard keys work on the device,  I can do nothing with it.  So, I just let it sit, then, it reboots with the apple logo after about a minute or two.  If I have the keyboard on before switching on the iPad, the problem does not happen as often.  That could be because the blue tooth hook up is still active, it's very unpredictable. 


    Something Apple REALLY needs to look into.

  • georgegi Level 1 Level 1

    I bit the bullet and installed iOS 7.0.4 and the Zagg bluetooth keyboard still works.  I would have felt better knowing that I could have upgraded to an iOS version prior to 7, but I never figured that out.  As it is, all seems okay.

  • Anthro Level 1 Level 1

    No change here with iOS 7.0.4. since I started this post.

    It also freezed last time by connecting with no app open just in the settings ... (which I thought would be a work arround ...)


    Would be very nice, if this could get fixed soon ...




  • valdemar1977 Level 1 Level 1

    iPad 3 with Logitech solar keyboard folio has the same proble since upgrade on iOS 7. Apple please fix it!!!!

  • MikeNH7 Level 1 Level 1

    You can add me to one of  the people having problems with Bluetooth keyboards.  I have an iPad 4 with a Crux Shunk keyboard.  It  often lockups if I press enter a couple of times to restablish the link.  I have found closing the keyboard and waiting a few minutes will recover access.


    Hopefully Apple will fix this in the next release after iOS 7.0.4.

  • tangentially Level 1 Level 1

    I have a similar problem with my iPad (3rd version) and my Brydge keyboard. It happens at least once daily. Typically I'll be in Safari and I'll touch some widget that causes the soft keyboard to pop-up. At that point I'll press a key on the Brydge to wake it up. Usually it works OK, but once or twice a day it freezes my iPad. Usually after a moment or two I force reboot it.

  • bnieco Level 1 Level 1

    Same issue here with iPad Air on iOS 7.0.4. Zagg bluetooth keyboard. (Also with Logitech BT keyboard.) Most consistently happens when an event brings up the onscreen keyboard and I press a button on the keyboard to wake it from sleep. Happens to me most in Safari and email, but those are just apps I use very frequently. Worked fine in iOS 6. C'mon Apple, iOS 7 is so riddled with bugs it's embarrasing. My android friends are snickering as though I have some hacked up, bootleg copy of iOS.

  • Kenny Weiner Level 1 Level 1

    Same problem in ipad air with belkin keyboard. Hoping for a fix from apple!

  • tenniswiz Level 1 Level 1

    I have the same problem, but it is quite intermittent.  I have IOS 7.0.4.  Logitech Solar Keyboard for iPad.  It locks up with first initation of the keyboard.  If you hold down the power button and the home button for 5 seconds it will reboot the iPad.  That is the only way to get out of the lock up.

  • MikeNH7 Level 1 Level 1

    I have found that pressing the keyboard once or twice then waiting until the Bluetooth Icon in the upper right corner stops blinking seems to prevent lockups.  I think the problem is caused when my Crux Skunk goes to sleep to save power and the iPad drops the link.  When you start using the keyboard the iPad and keyboard needs some time to do all the hand shaking to get things going again.  This is especially true if the Bluetooth icon is dimmed out when there is no connected Bluetooth device.


    Hopefully if you are patient when you wake up the keyboard you will avoid lockups.

  • brymb Level 1 Level 1

    I would also like to add myself to the above list of people affected by this issue.  My iPad Air running 7.0.4 sporadically locks when connected to my bluetooth Belkin Qode Ultimate Keyboard.  It mainly happens when the iPad screen times out and goes black.  It cannot be woken up with any keys, and as a result has to be restarted with the sleep & home button.  Hopefully this issue gets resolved soon, it's getting quite tedious.

  • cndawes1 Level 1 Level 1

    Same here ... iPad mini on 7.0.4 with Belkin BT keyboard and I get multiple lock ups per day :(

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