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Windows 10 Professional 64 bit and iPad 2

Discussion in 'Questions and Support' started by henreeg, Jan 27, 2016.

  1. henreeg

    henreeg New Member

    I'm trying to connect the server to the iPad. I click Paring, I click the laptop name on my iPad, the server gives me the auth numbers but my iPad never asks if the numbers pairing is correct. The server confirms and tries to connect, but the iPad never asks to confirm.
  2. Seungjin Lee

    Seungjin Lee Member

    Thanks for the good question.

    The below articles are quoted from Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bluetooth#Pairing_mechanisms):
    Windows think like this: Both Windows PC and iPad have a display (monitor for PC and touch screen for iPad) and both devices can accept Yes/No user input. Then authentication method should go with "Numeric Comparison" for user convenience.

    On an iOS device side, Apple engineers think like this: We have never seen a keyboard having a display. It's weired then let's go with the easiest authentication method — "Just Works". For your reference, the OSX BT stack on a Mac uses correctly "Just Works" to pair with an iOS device.

    Simply clicking the 'Yes' button in the authentication phase will complete BT pairing.
    Last edited: Mar 3, 2016
  3. henreeg

    henreeg New Member

    That's the problem... the iPad "yes" button never appears.
  4. Seungjin Lee

    Seungjin Lee Member

    In iOS 8~9.3, after clicking the Pairing button in the Across Center, clicking the computer name of the Across Server computer in an iOS device will do nothing. However, as I said in my previous answer, the Across Center will confirm whether the displayed number does match or not and just clicking "Yes"-button in the Across Center will complete BT pairing. So, yes, there is no "Yes"-button in your iPad, but there is no problem in pairing both devices.
    Last edited by a moderator: Mar 3, 2016
  5. Seungjin Lee

    Seungjin Lee Member

    There were my mistakes. I wrote a special case that occurs during test to support other users. At the time that I gave the answer, I did make an Across Server computer use the identical authentication method (Passkey Entry) to a BT keyboard. We can make Across use the "Passkey Entry" just like any BT keyboard but had concluded that the "Passkey Entry" is less convenient than the "Numeric Comparison".

    Sorry for the confusion. All the above answers have been correctly edited.

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