Resolving an issue in iOS 8.0 which makes Bluetooth keyboard not working
This appears to resolve a lot of the VoiceOver commands that broke when upgrading to iOS 8, including all commands involving the Control + Option keys. It also fixed the Caps Lock On bug.
However, there are still some issues that remain, even after doing this. Pressing Shift + Arrow still doesn't work for selecting text, and Option + Up arrow does not work for moving to the previous paragraph, though oddly Option + Down Arrow now works. Also, my iPad gets stuck when I try to switch between apps with Command + Tab, but that may not be related.
I am no longer having VoiceOver turn itself off and back on while using my Bluetooth keyboard, but that issue has been intermittent, so I can't say for sure if the problem is resolved. I also do not appear to be getting duplicate keys while typing, unless a key got duplicated while I was typing this and I didn't notice.
Assuming nothing else comes up, I think this makes my Bluetooth keyboard usable again. For me this was the biggest problem with iOS 8, and all other issues I had to deal with were small annoyances, so if indeed this fix holds up, I will be very happy.
iOS 8.0.2 didn't resolve the issue. We have verified that the issue is caused by the same problem as in iOS 8.0, and can be resolved in the same way.
Thank you very much for helping me regarding my bluetooth keyboard problem. Now I'm waiting for a sighted person to come and do all the things you've advised me to do. As I have no sight therefore I wouldn't be confident enough to do it by myself. I shall let you know if it worked. Once more thank you for your help.
If you're a beginning iOS user I know this task looks a bit daunting. Just know at some point it is possible to fix it independently, so the process can be done without sighted help. But I understand how it feels if you aren't confident. Just practice and you'll find that you're doing more stuff on your iDevice than you ever thought possible.
I did the steps outlined above and still have problems typing text in IOS8 latest version! The keyboard insists on typing double letters and the when you do a space it is not recognised etc. I of course have put the rivo into the typing mode and have nav off etc. These are only some of the problems encountered with Bluetooth keyboards and IOS8.
How to open a notes app while performing all these steps? Which key is called a command key? Please answer my queries so that I can perform all these steps.
First of all, I'm sorry not to mention here that the issue has been resolved since iOS 8.1. The issue was very serious at iOS 8.0 for all the Bluetooth keyboards, but if you updated the iOS in your iPhone, which is 8.1.3 as of today, you don't need to follow the steps above.
This doesn't mean, however, that iOS 8.1.3 is free of problems. There are still problems, especially with Bluetooth keyboards, but fortunately most of which are considered minor ones, and they are believed to be addressed by Apple sooner or later.