- iPad Pro
- Apple Smart Keyboard
- AUG iPad Pro Case
- Apple Pencil or a Magnet
One day I was at an Apple Store and I wondered, how does the iPad Pro knows when the Smart Keyboard is connected and in the typing spot to enable the Smart Keyboard. By using two iPad Pros one with a Smart Keyboard connected and one without it. I removed the iPad Pro from the typing position and the keyboard was not working on the iPad Pro anymore, therefore I realized that the control that enables the Smart Keyboard to the iPad Pro is in the groove where the iPad is placed. To test my theory while the iPad Pro was still connected to the Smart Keyboard but not in the typing position, I placed the other iPad Pro in the groove and the Smart Keyboard was enabled back on the iPad Pro that had the Smart Keyboard attached. I then noticed that the IPad is magnetically pulled to the groove and I realized that the enable mechanism for the keyboard is a magnet.
I grabbed a smaller, yet strong magnet and I slide it through the groove to find out where was right spot that will enable the Smart Keyboard . The place where the Smart Keyboard got enabled while I was sliding the magnet it was to the far left almost at the end of the groove. By leaving the magnet there, I could now use the kickstand on the AUG case to adjust my viewing angle and still keep typing.
While I was looking for small magnets that I could buy to fix this issue so that I could make this article I remember that the cap on the Apple Pencil is being hold magnetically. I set up my keyboard and then I sliced the Apple Pencil on the groove and I noticed it did enabled the Smart Keyboard.
I will be adding photos and a videos explaining how this works. But for the moment know that if you have everything on the requirements, that you can have a better typing experience with the iPad Pro.