iOS14/iPadOS14

In general, little has changed with iOS14 if at all. From my testing, an app works completely or not at all (quits). 

There is a bug with renaming files from All Files. Please use do->manage files until this is fixed.

Version 4.24 addresses the problems below. Update when you can from the App Store..

However, if you have a bluetooth pedal, it has been reported that after updating, the virtual keyboard may not come up and you cannot type into certain text fields. To fix this reset the unrealBook preferences.

I have confirmed that iOS14 has a problem with Airturn for at least the iPad Pro 3rd generation. It does not have a problem as far as I know with the first generation. It will prevent certain text fields from being able to be typed in. The only work around is to turn Airturn off while editing, then turn it back on when you want to use the Airturn.Alternately, try this. Go to Settings->Network->Airturn Setup and turn Airturn Support off then on. See if that fixes the problem.

I have not personally seen this, but it has been reported.

Bluetooth Auto Connect still works which is kind of amazing.

Wifi Sharing Master/Slave works. So does ask for files if not found.

As far as Bluetooth pedals the following have been tested

  • Digit (BT-105 series). The usual trick with the onscreen keyboard still works. Here is Airturn’s work around.
  • Coda Music Stomp works perfectly as a BT-105. Just need to pair in the Bluetooth settings of the iPad.
  • iRig Blueturn works as a BT-105. 
  • Airturn Digit (BT-105 series). The usual trick with the onscreen keyboard still works. Here is Airturn’s work around.
  • Airturn PED works. However this was the hardest to get working. In the end I had to install the Airturn app from the App Store, update my PED, then it worked as a BT-105 perfectly. Then I selected AirDirect mode in Network->Airturn Setup. Then I had to press the mode button on the PED once to set it to mode 1. Finally I had to select the PED in Devices and then the info button showed up indicating it was paired. 
  • Airturn BT-200 works. Footswitch is 1,3,2,4 in sequence on the pedalboard in Settings->Network->Airturn Switch Assignments. Use AirDirect mode 1.
  • Coda Music Stomp works perfectly as a BT-105. Just need to pair in the Bluetooth settings of the iPad.
  • iRig Blueturn works as a BT-105. 
  • iRig Blueboard Still works perfectly. Pair with Blueboard App. Use the standard Blueboard proprietary mode.

Using a BT-105 pedal

Note, the BT-106 and all other “keyboard” based pedals are the same. This includes iRig BlueTurn, Coda Technologies STOMP and PageFlip pedals. In the following instructions, all these pedals are referred to as BT-105.

Connect to the BT-105 via the Bluetooth settings page in the iOS settings app. The BT-105 must be in pairing mode. Here is the manual. In addition, the BT-105 must be in iPad Mode. This means it sends up and down arrow keys.

Once the BT-105 is connected successfully it will show up in the MY DEVICES list.

Once this is done. In unrealBook, choose settings->Network->Airturn Setup. In other apps, check the settings->Airturn Setup.

Make sure Keyboard Airturn is a device in the window.

Make sure Keyboard airturn is in the list.

If it is not in the list, add the Keyboard Airturn.

Choose Keyboard (unrealBook versions 4.23 and older)

If you have version 4.24 or later, the info button to the right of Keyboard Airturn will show you the signals your Bluetooth pedal is sending, like up arrow and down arrow.

Notice that if you press your pedal it should show up or down arrow. That means you are in iPad mode. You are done. Close this window by clicking out of it. unrealBook should turn pages with the BT-105.

For reference here is how to set the mode of the BT-105.

Turn off the BT-105 by pressing the red button for 2-3 secondsuntil the LED turns red. Release and the LED will blink 3 more times while the unit shuts down.

To change the mode to the iPad mode, turn off the BT-105 (see above), then turn in on while depressing the footswitch in Port 3-4 (the jack closest to the USB port). Keep the switch depressed until you see the first blink, then release the footswitch and power switch. You will then see one red blink, then 3 green blinks, then one final red blink. You are done.

Reset the pairing of the BT-105

To reset the pairing on the BT-105, turn it on, wait 3 seconds, press and hold the red button for 8 seconds until the LED blinks a rapid series of green and red, then release. If pairing is unsuccessful, delete the device displayed on the host computer and reset the BT-105 pairing again. Initial discovery may take up to 30 seconds (longer on some older PC and MAC computers). To delete the BT-105 from the iPad’s Bluetooth Device listing, tap the blue arrow button next to BT- 105’s serial number and connection status text (“Connected” or “Not Connected”), then press the “Forget this Device” button.

Starting Pairing with BT-105

Turn on the BT-105 by pressing the red power button and holding for 1 second. The LED will blink 3 times and attempt to pair with your computer.

Setting Modes on the DIGIT

1. Turn the DIGIT off.

  1. Hold down the down key (see above) for Presentation 2 & iPad mode.
  2. Turn on the DIGIT.
  3. Release the key as soon as you see the first LED light flash.

You will see the LED blink red once, green for 3 times based on the mode number, and then red one more time. For example, when the Down Arrow is selected for mode 3, the red light will blink once, green 3 times and red once.

Your DIGIT comes programmed ready for mode 3. 

Using an Airturn Pedal


Using an Airturn Pedal

You can use a Bluetooth Pedal to turn pages wirelessly with unrealBook.

Setup unrealBook for the Airturn Bluetooth Pedal

 

Choose Settings->Network

 

Choose AirTurn Setup, then turn AirTurn Support ON. If you are using a BT-105/106 or Keyboard Based Pedal, make sure it is paired in the iPad Settings app first. Then based on whether you have a BT-105/106, Coda Technologies STOMP, iRig BlueTurn, PageFlip, follow these instructions.

 

If you have a PED, PED Pro, BT-200, these are AirDirect pedals. Follow these instructions.