Users of macOS 10.15 or iOS 13.3, please be sure to update to macOS 10.15.4 and iOS 13.4.

Use your Mac to type on your iPhone, iPad or Apple TV
Type2Phone works just like a Bluetooth keyboard: no additional app is needed.

• Use your Mac's full-sized keyboard with your iPhone and iPad
• Paste passwords, addresses, etc. from your Mac to your mobile device
• Type texts, tweets, status updates, etc.
• Reply to emails on accounts configured only on your iOS device
• Control your Apple TV
• Use a single keyboard with all your Apple devices

4th generation Apple TV requires tvOS 9.2 to enable Bluetooth keyboard support.

## Features:

• Connects automatically as you start typing
• Disconnects when idle or sent to the background (optional)
• Command-Tab in and out of Type2Phone
• Customizable keyboard shortcuts for all your devices
• Copy-paste text from Mac to iPhone, iPad or Apple TV
• AppleScript to automate text input
• Support for Mac OS X dictation (10.8 or later)
• Support for TextExpander on Mac
• Support for iOS Voice Over

## Get started in 3 easy steps:

• On your Mac, open System Preferences > Bluetooth. Make sure Bluetooth is on and discoverable. Leave System Presences open.
• Start Type2Phone. Leave it running and frontmost.
• On the iOS device, go to Settings > Bluetooth. Tap the name of your Mac to start the pairing procedure.

Please note: If your Mac and iOS device had been previously paired, you first need to undo the pairing on both ends. Have each device forget the other. Then go through the above procedure.

## Supported iOS keyboard layouts:

U.S American, Arabic, Australian, Belgian, Brazilian, British, Canadian English, Canadian French, Czech, Czech QWERTY, Danish, Dutch, Dvorak, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese QWERTY, Norwegian, Polish, Polish Pro, Portuguese, Russian, Serbian, Serbian Latin, Slovak, Slovak QWERTY, Spanish ISO, Swedish, Swiss French, Swiss German, Thai, Turkish, Turkish QWERTZ

## Customer praises:

"Quite possibly the biggest time-saving productivity tool in my ecosystem"
5 stars by mediawolf, USA

"Muy buena app. Hace lo que dice. Es sencilla, práctica, en una palabra: Perfecto¡¡¡"
5 stars by Ruben2013, Spain

"Marche parfaitement, très utile pour taper de long SMS ou autres"
5 stars by Aalin, France

"Perfekte App. Macht genau das, was sie soll. "
5 stars by tomekiii, Germany

"I have been working with 2 bluetooth keyboards […] Now I only need one. Well done!"
5 stars by Big Voice, USA

"… my daughters are wondering how I can text back so much and so fast!"
5 stars by bt4jc, USA

What’s New

Version 3.1.2

Fixes a bug where Type2Phone failed to notice the initial connection from an iOS device

Ratings and Reviews

4.2 out of 5
5 Ratings

5 Ratings

AxelDGreat1010 ,

Great speed and accuracy, needs polish

Pros :
-The app connects very quickly to iPhone, almost no delay
-The auto-reconnect function works well. Connects to iPhone by just launching the app (BT has to be ON on both devices, of course)
-Excellent accuracy (no missed keys, etc.)
-Supports a lot of keyboards (thanks for Canadian support !)
-Nice collapsed function uses very small screen real estate

Cons :
-Really needs to have a better screen interface; the characters are way too big. We should see smaller text and see more of it.
-Will show 'backspace' and 'return' as characters pressed, instead of just correcting the text on-screen on the Mac like it does on the phone.
-Probably an iOS limitation, but it would be very useful to have a 'Send SMS' function.

Overall great, does the job. Way overpriced though. 0.99 or 1.99 would be a more acceptable price, as it is a very small and simple app. I bet they would probably get more revenue through increased volume of sales from a cheaper price.

Forcoop ,

Simple idea that works very well

This connects easily to my iPad and does exactly what it's supposed to do. There is a very small amount of lag but, if you find that troublesome, you can look at the interface on your computer screen which, of course, has no lag.

Curtis E. ,

Works well with iPhone/iPad, but really shines with Apple TV!

This application enables the Mac to appear as a bluetooth keyboard device to other devices, with the stated goal of being able to use it as a remote keyboard for your iPhone or iPad. It absolutely works as expected in this manner, but I don't find that functionality to be something I use very often, as I am quite comfortable typing on my iPhone directly.
On the other hand, it also allows me to pair my Mac to my Apple TV, which is INCREDIBLY convenient when I'm on my couch and want to take full advantage of my AppleTV for things such as Netflix or searching or basically anything where I'm typing since using the Apple Remote to do so is hardly convenient.
Effectively, I see this as an incredibly inexpensive Apple Bluetooth Keyboard (since I already own the MacBook Pro that it's being run on), and I am delighted with the way it works seamlessly, especially with my Apple TV.

App Privacy

The developer, Houdah Software, has not provided details about its privacy practices and handling of data to Apple. For more information, see the developer's privacy policy.

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