1. Babs2's Avatar
    Galaxy S 10.5 running vers 5.0.2. Every time I boot up my tablet I have to input a different code so the keyboard is recognised. Am i missing something or is the OS or soft keyboard blocking the BT device?
    01-17-2016 05:55 PM
  2. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Welcome to Android Central! What brand and model is the keyboard? If it's a cheap no-name or off-brand device, it might be a hardware issue. Bluetooth devices should be remembered by the phone once you pair them, and you shouldn't have to re-pair them each time.
    01-17-2016 10:09 PM
  3. Babs2's Avatar
    Yes it was just a cheappie bought on ebay, so it looks like I'm stuck with the problem. Thanks anyway.
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    01-18-2016 01:17 AM
  4. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Oh well. The brand really does matter. A while ago, I got a cheap Targus BT keyboard from Groupon or some place like that, and the problem with that keyboard was that after connecting to my tablet, if you didn't type anything for about 5 seconds, it would go into some kind of sleep mode. If you then typed something else, it would take about a half second to wake up, which would then contribute to repeated letters or skipped letters. An older Acer BT keyboard I used to have never did this.
    01-18-2016 02:03 AM
  5. FF22's Avatar
    I've not had any similar problems with the Logitech keyboard/case combo I use with my Tab S.
    01-19-2016 12:28 PM
  6. Babs2's Avatar
    The tablet finds the BT keyboard ok but i have to enter a different passcode each time, this isn't right is it?
    01-22-2016 08:04 PM
  7. FF22's Avatar
    Have you tried UNpairing or removing the keyboard and then re-establishing the link again?
    01-23-2016 10:17 AM
  8. ratsttam's Avatar
    The tablet finds the BT keyboard ok but i have to enter a different passcode each time, this isn't right is it?
    Generally speaking, no.

    The Keyboard should have an identifier that never changes, similar to the MAC address that your wifi or ethernet has. The tablet should see this number and remember the keyboard, and it should "just work" when you turn the tablet and keyboard on in range of each other.

    Some cheap manufacturers don't have hard coded mac's so your tablet may be seeing the keyboard as a different one each time you turn it on.
    04-01-2016 03:49 AM

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