pairing a Braille display with an iPhone question

Braille on Apple Products
Good morning. How many Braille displays can you pair with an iPhone 5s?



Submitted by Isaac Hebert (not verified) on Friday, March 7, 2014

You can pair as many braille displays as you want just make sure when pairing make sure the braille display is in discoverable mode or so the iPhonecan pair with it.

Submitted by Scott Davert on Friday, March 7, 2014

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In reply to by Isaac Hebert (not verified)

Hi. You can have as many as you wish paired, but only one, the one you have selected, will work at a time. Also, if you have more than one iDevice, and VoiceOver has both devices set to connect with that display and you then turn both on, the display will stop functioning.

Submitted by Sarah on Saturday, March 8, 2014

bluetooth is enabled on my mac. However, when i double tap on settings and bluetooth on my iPhone the only bluetooth device listed is my logitech keyboard. Am i doing something wrong?

Hi Sarah. You need to pair your braille display through VoiceOver, because it is a specific function of VoiceOver that drives the display. GO to settings, general, accessibility, VoiceOver, and then braille. Below all of the settings for braille, you should find a list of displays that are in range.

Submitted by David Allen on Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Unable to pair my Iphone 6 after moving to IOS 8.11. Yes, I know 8.12 is out, but I also know that 8.12 didn't address braille so I just want to use my braille sense plus as a braille display so I can read an Ibook, but it's as if IOS don't even try.