Pairing and Using the BrailleNote Apex BT with iOS4.x
- On the Apex, enter terminal mode by pressing t from the Main Menu. Select the bluetooth port by pressing b, then enter. The words "braille terminal" will appear on the display, and no speech will be heard, even if speech is on.
- On the iTouch, with VoiceOver enabled, go to Settings, general, accessibility, VoiceOver, Braille. After about ten seconds, find the list of devices. Your Apex should be the only device listed as this scan only picks up compatible braille displays.
- You must double tap the Apex in this list. When you do, you will have only ten seconds or so to enter the security code, which is 0000 (that is four zeros). You will be presented with a standard number pad, just like when you dial the iPhone or unlock the iTouch. Once you enter the four zeros, you will need to find the "pair" button, which is in the upper right of the screen. Double tap it and, assuming you entered the proper code in time, braille will appear on the display of your Apex and you are free to start brailling.
- If you run out of time when typing the code, just try again. After three attempts, you will not be able to keep trying. To fix this, return to settings, general, and this time select bluetooth. From there, select the Apex, then double tap the "forget this device" button. This should let you try three more times to pair, as instructed above.
- If the Apex does not appear when you scan for braille displays, check that your Apex's name is set properly (described above), make sure that bluetooth is enabled on both devices, make sure that the Apex is in terminal mode, and make sure that you had not already tried several unsuccessful pairing attempts (you must forget the Apex, as described in the previous list item, if this is the case). Also, you must not have used the Apex's connectivity menu to try to pair or activate anything on the iTouch. If you have done this, you must remove pairing and deactivate all services from the Apex's bluetooth menu, as described in the Apex manual.
- If you still cannot get the Apex to show up or pair, try restarting the phone. To do this, hold down the lock/power button until VO says "slide to power off". Release the button and double tap the screen to activate this slider and turn off the iTouch. Wait about ten seconds, then press the lock/power button to boot the phone. Speech will come on after about 20 seconds or so, once iOS has booted.
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I have an iphone Se. I am trying to pair my apex with it because I am trying to troubleshot a braille issue. I use a Brailliant as my primary braille display and it's experiencing very sluggish connectivity, so I want to see if the apex does the same thing. My apex shows up in the list of devices and I can enter the pin code, but there literally is no pair button on the screen. It's not in the upper right hand corner at all nor is it anywhere on the screen when I move my finger around. Help please?
Hello. I just read through the article and the comments and I also cannot get my braillenote to show up in the braille menu. I am on iOS 11.2.6 and keysoft9.5. I asked a friend who also has her devices up to date and it works fine for her. My question is more who I should contact about this. because it's not clear what the problem is I have a feeling both Apple and Humanware would send me to the other. Any ideas would be Appreciated. Thank you.