Yes, Splashtop supports Bluetooth (BT) keyboard devices. We internally tested a few brands of BT keyboards, and below we have listed them along with notes about known issues, for your reference.
- Apple and Logitech (Logitech Tablet Keyboard IPD) : There are no known issues with these BT keyboards. In addition, so far, there are no user-reported issues for BT keyboards on iOS.
To launch the Virtual keyboard during a Splashtop session:
To use the BT keyboard in the Splashtop app:
- In iPad's Settings, make sure you've paired with the BT keyboard device successfully.
- Launch the Splashtop app and open a text editor, such as Notepad, on the Windows desktop, and set the focus on that text editor window.
- Before typing text (into Notepad for example), you need to tap the '^' icon located in the lower right corner first. Then you can successfully type text in Notepad.
- Tested BT keyboards:
1. Logitech (Model Name: Y-X5A77)
2. Microsoft MS 6000
1. Asus TF101
2. Asus Prime
3. Asus TF300
- Known issue: AZERTY will be recognized as QWERTY in multilingual input methods.
To launch the virtual keyboard in Splashtop:
There is a special '^' button located in the lower right corner by default, and there are two special gestures for this button.
- Double Tap on ^ : Will launch the Splashtop virtual keyboard (illustrated below).
- Tap-and-hold (long press) on ^ : Long-tap and dragging the '^' button can reposition this icon.
How to use it in the Splashtop app:
- In the Android tablet's Settings, make sure you have paired the BT keyboard device successfully.
- Launch the Splashtop app and open a text editor, such as Notepad, on the Windows desktop, and set focus on that editing window.
Unlike iOS, you do not need to tap '^' and enable the BT keyboard.
- If you want to access the Function keys which are not supported on the BT keyboard (i.e. F1~F12), you can tap the '^' icon on the tablet to show a virtual keyboard of Function keys.