Keynote for iOS: Bluetooth connectivity fixed

One of the most popular articles on this site is Remote controlling Keynote for iOS via Bluetooth, which contains a step-be-step description on how to establish a Bluetooth connection between Keynote for iOS (e.g. on an iPad) and the Keynote Remote app (e.g. on an iPhone or iPod Touch). The problem with this article is - that it only worked with iOS 4.x and that Apple broke the Bluetooth connectivity outlined in that article with the iOS 5 update (and iOS 5.0.1 didn't fix it).

Well, the good news is: The just-released iOS 5.1 fixes the problem. You can now establish a Bluetooth connection between Keynote and Keynote Remote (for iOS) again. Hooray!

Note: The WiFi connectivity wasn't affected from the problem.

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Keynote for iOS: Bluetooth connectivity fixed
Authored by: Cheggy Eggplant on Friday, March 09 2012 @ 05:03 CET

It didn't fix the issue for me; the first time I tried, the iPhone told me the iPad 2 "isn't supported" and the iPad told me the "iPhone cannot be found". Since then, neither device has been able to find one another. :-(

Keynote for iOS: Bluetooth connectivity fixed
Authored by: Dirk on Friday, March 09 2012 @ 08:05 CET

Sounds like you were trying to establish a Bluetooth connection between the two devices. That doesn't work. Instead, you need to activate Bluetooth on both, then start Keynote and Keynote Remote, respectively, and pair them. See the step-by-step instructions in the original article.

Keynote for iOS: Bluetooth connectivity fixed
Authored by: Cheggy Eggplant on Saturday, March 10 2012 @ 17:42 CET

Dirk, that worked - thanks a lot! You've really solved my headaches... :-)

Keynote for iOS: Bluetooth connectivity fixed
Authored by: ADKMACMAN on Monday, July 30 2012 @ 16:43 CEST

We MUST get this information out there! Soooo many are suffering needlessly when this easy set up will allow what educators & presenters of all ilks need and Apple should be broadcasting Loudly!