Developer: Invictus Security Inc.

Current Version: 1.0.5

Last Updated: 4 years ago

Download Size: 182.9 KB - Download


iKeyboardRemote can let you use your Mac to remotely control your iPad/iPhone.
You can now play your iPad/iPhone's music without picking it up.

If you would also like to use iKeyboard to do text input for iPad/iPhone, please download iKeyboard instead.

- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TSSXGkMeILo

Pairing steps:
1. Mac : Click "Pair" button and see the "Wait for connection" hine.
2. iPad/iPhone: Select "Settings->General->Bluetooth", you will find
an avaiable Bluetooth keyboard which name is your Mac's computer name.
3. iPad/iPhone: Select your Mac's computer name item to finish pairing.

- Click on media control buttons to remotely control your iPad/iPhone.
- You can also hit keyboard keys to remotely control.
- Use connect button to quick connect to paired devices. (SnowLeopard)
- Select connect button to wait for paired iDevice re-connection (Lion)

- iKeyboardRemote use F1~F12 for multimedia functions,
please disable the F1~F12 hotkeys for your Mac.

ESC: Home button
F4 : iPad slide show / iPhone song album cover
F6 : Lock button
F7 : Previous song
F8 : Play/Stop
F9 : Next song
F10: Mute
F11: Volume down
F12: Volume up

Trouble Shooting:
- Please make sure all your other bluetooth peripherals is connected before using iKeyboardRemote. In case iKeyboardRemote would close its connection. This problem would be fixed in the next release.
- You should press FN+F1 to send the real F1 key.
- Sometime iPad/iPhone will mess up with Bluetooth stack. If you found
problems with paring with iKeyboardRemote, please reboot your iDevices and try
- iDevices can not be paired with two Bluetooth keyboards at the same time.
If you have already connected your iDevices to a physical Bluetooth
keyboard. Please disconnect it before you use iKeyboardRemote.


Release Notes:

- Modify iDevice bluetooth re-connection process under Lion 10.7.2


Most Helpful Reviews

Version 1.0.5
Review by jøkerj

Good, but... - Really nice app, works in no time. Would be better if it connected over wifi i rarely use bluetooth and it would be cool if you could see the phone screen on the computer.. keep up the good work

Found helpful by 5 out of 6 people
Version 1.0.5
Review by artoficial

Not connecting... - I was excited when I saw this app but that left after several attmepts to get it to connect. Glad it was free.

Found helpful by 11 out of 15 people

More Reviews for Current Version

Version 1.0.5
Review by jøkerj

Good, but... - Really nice app, works in no time. Would be better if it connected over wifi i rarely use bluetooth and it would be cool if you could see the phone screen on the computer.. keep up the good work

Found helpful by 5 out of 6 people
Version 1.0.5
Review by jadik

pairing tricky… utility limited - Pair this device successfully, seems to require that you forget existing bluetooth keyboards - or at least that allowed me to pair. I "forgot" all bluetooth devices, and then attempted to pair with my Macbook… finally, 10 minutes of futzing around, and I achieved success… albeit, for what? Once it is paired, it manages only *very simple* remote functions: • home button function • lock function • pictures access • play, rewind, fast forward functions • volume off, down, and up (note: media functions operate blind to visual interface, except for volume controls. This means that you can't see what the remote is controlling. Additionally, while the app is active, the F1-F12 keys are also paired to the same functions as listed above, just like on your Macbook. Should you like to truly use the majority of your *keyboard*, as in the "keyboard" part of the application's name (iKeyboardRemote), you will need to buy the author's iKeyboard product ($10). It is apparently this $10 iKeyboard app which actually supports alpha-numeric keyboard input... So the name iKeyboardRemote, is largely not representative of the function provided. Nonetheless, the app does deliver on the functionality described by the author. This makes it a solid 2/5 in my book.

Found helpful by 4 out of 6 people
Version 1.0.5
Review by bus_man

Basic iPhone/iPad remote - Does what it says! Basic remote control app to control iPhone/iPad from the Mac. Handy for when I have my iPhone plugged into my stereo to stream music and don't want to get up to pause or skip a song. This program will start up the Apple music player on your iPhone/Pad but you can also use it to control other prog. such as Pandora by opening them directly on the iPhone/Pad. Uses bluetooth -- nice since it works independent of having both devices on the network, downside is bluetooth has limited range. Functions as a BT keyboard, so you can't use this and a keyboard with the iPhone at the same time. Pairing instuctions are a bit cryptic in the program. You need to have your Mac and iPhone/Pad already paired over BT. Then you open your bluetooth settings on the iPhone and select your Mac (will then have a checkmark next to it). After that the remote should work.

Found helpful by 2 out of 2 people
Version 1.0.5
Review by JonAbt

Simple, no bells.. but it works! - Anyone who cant get this to work does not understand the stupid way the bluetooth connects between the iPhone and the Mac. You have to search for the device from the iPhone.. not the Mac! make your mac discoverable then find it from the iphone. The other way it will say device not supported. You can forward or rewind which would be nice but it works on my Mountain Lion Macbookpro to my iPhone 4s. I the leave the iphone in the dock and play music as I from work from my computer. Even though it could and should be able to do more it will get a 5 stars for doing what it says it can do and for being free! (Consider a paid upgrade that can do more? My car bluetooth can completley manage my phone, no reason my mac shouldnt be able to)

Found helpful by 1 out of 2 people
Version 1.0.5
Review by srelliott

iPad 3 / iPhone 5 MBP OS 10.7.5 - Make sure your computer is set to "Discoverable" otherwise the pairing will not work. Works as designed. Really only a music player controller, not a keyboard.

Found helpful by 1 out of 1 people