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Problems with Apple bluetooth keyboard and mouse

Sat Apr 01, 2017 7:30 am

I have been using an Apple Bluetooth keyboard and Magic Mouse with a Pi 3b for a while. A recent update seems however to have started causing problems. What is especially noticeable is that the keyboard often does not connect. When it does connect, it often doesn't register keypresses and then on one keypress it just starts repeating.

I was wondering if it might be my Pi3b, so I tried the same MicroSD card in my Pi 0 W - that gave the same results. I then tried another Apple keyboard - same problems. That seems to count out hardware issues.

Has anyone else experienced similar issues? Does anyone have any advice?


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Re: Problems with Apple bluetooth keyboard and mouse

Wed Dec 27, 2017 2:23 am

Sorry that this is not an answer for your question, but I just want to share my case "Limitations on bluetooth devices" that maybe it is the same as yours:


Did you tried to use just one "Magic" device instead of both? If that works fine, then we are reporting the same issue I guess. Since I got no answers from others and I saw your case also about Apple's "magic" series devices, I start to think it is an Apple specific thing.... Not sure.

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