Pick of the Week in "This Week in Tech" MacBreak Weekly Podcast. Thank you Andy Ihnatko and Leo Laporte.

KeyPad is a bluetooth keyboard, mouse and media remote. Anything that you type in KeyPad (on the Mac) goes to your connected phone, TV, iPad, tablet, Apple TV, Raspberry Pi…

Uses of KeyPad:

1. Why buy another bluetooth keyboard for your devices when you already have one.
2. A feature rich remote control for the Apple TV.
3. Type using a keyboard instead of typing with your thumbs.
4. Considering buying an iPad keyboard? Try KeyPad!
5. Developers, try out how your iPhone, iPad app works with a keyboard.
6. Type instead of using voice search with Apple TV, Fire TV, Android TV, Siri…

KeyPad works with all major brand devices that support a bluetooth keyboard, like Apple TV, iPhones, Android phones, iPads, Android tablets, TV’s, Raspberry Pi’s, Roku, FireTV, Nexus Player, eBooks…and more.

KeyPad will work with your country's keyboard layout. It requires selecting the correct keyboard on the iPhone. Use Shift-Control and tap Space to see the keyboard available on your connected iPhone, iPad. If you select your country's keyboard layout, keys like "£" work correctly.

See our video on how to set up and use KeyPad.

Mouse support:

KeyPad emulates a combination keyboard and mouse. If you connect to an iPad you have full mouse and keyboard control. Just press the hotkey Control + Option.

Using the mouse with an iPhone requires that you go to Settings | Accessibility | Touch and enable assistive touch.

To connect KeyPad to your device:

Launch KeyPad preferences
Click “Launch Bluetooth Settings” on the Mac (Makes KeyPad discoverable)
Go to your device’s Bluetooth settings and connect to the Mac
Once the connection is complete the KeyPad window will pop up.

That's it; you're done! Anything you type in the KeyPad window will now go to your phone. Use a hotkey Command+Option+P (reconfigurable) to launch and hide KeyPad.
Switch to another app in the Mac and KeyPad will disconnect.

Mirror your iPhone, iPad screen on the Mac:

Connect to the iPhone over USB
Launch QuickTime
Select File | New movie recording
Select the connected phone

You now have a mirror of your phone on the Mac screen AND full keyboard and mouse control.

A better keyboard:

Connect to as many devices as you like (Phones, Tablets, TVs)
Not just a keyboard, a combination mouse, keyboard and media remote.
Function-Tab works like Command-Tab to switch applications on the iPad
Function-Space works like Command-Space to search on the iPad and iPhone.
Press and hold the command key to see more options on the iPad.
Automatically disconnect from your device when you switch away from the app.
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In-App Purchases:

KeyPad is free for a single device. There are no limitations in the app for one device.

To use it for more than one device, or use the mouse feature, please purchase the App through the in-App Purchases menu selection. Please verify that KeyPad works for all your devices before you purchase. The mouse feature is free for two days.

Even if you use it for only one device, do consider purchasing it anyway. You will help support further development.

Developer tools:

Use your mac keyboard to test the keyboard support for your iPhone, iPad, Android, TV or Apple TV app.

This is a new app, and I need your help/suggestions to make it better. If it does not work for you please send me a note at our support webpage, or an email to

What’s New

Version 1.71

Removed facebook and twitter share buttons.
Removed unused UI features.

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
99 Ratings

99 Ratings

flowcontrol ,

Nicely done

I frequently use my iPad next to my Mac. I've used another app of this type, but KeyPad is a better implementation. I paid for the Multi-Device upgrade so I can use my Mac keyboard to type on my iPad Pro or iPhone. The device-specific shortcuts and media keys are nice bonuses. And today I discovered KeyPad lets me use my Mac trackpad to control my iPad Pro via iOS 13 mouse support, not sure how I missed that before! I also appreciate that the developer expresses concerns about security and privacy; I stopped using the previous app because of a security concern I found. All in all, KeyPad is better than I expected and completely worth the In-App Purchase.

Developer Response ,

Glad you like it! Thank You!

Belzareth M ,

Works perfectly at a great price!

There are so many journaling apps on the iPhone, but typing on such a small keyboard for longer entries is excrutiating. This app allows me to use my ergonomic keyboard and makes longer-form writing a breeze!

I tried looking for apps to connect my phone online and the only apps that showed up looked terrible and were rather expensive, I'm so glad I did an additional search in the app store and found this! And with the paid version so cheap, you might as well just get it to support the dev.

Connecting to my phone was very easy, and it has no delay on typing input. Overall I definitely reccomend this app.

Developer Response ,

Thank you for trying out KeyPad! Happy that it is working well for you.

The support is much appreciated. Thank you!

SFriedman ,

Pick of the Week

Andy Ihnatko from "Macbreak Weekly", enthusiastically, presented KeyPad as his "pick of the week. Just downloaded KeyPad and gave it a try. Spectacular, just as Andy suggested. Works as "advertised". Immediately bought the paid edition. Will make life so much easier and faster when I need to type/work specifically from my iPhone and Samsung tablet.

Developer Response ,

Being featured as "pick of the week" has been a huge boost for KeyPad. Thank you! Happy you like it!

App Privacy

The developer, Toolbunch LLC, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Not Collected

The developer does not collect any data from this app.

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.