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Tab S 10.5 and keyboard cover problem

Posted 02 April 2018 - 06:57 PM (#1) User is offline   Big Dog Dad 

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Hello from SW Pa. New to the forum and Samsung tablets. I have a SM-T800 with android 6.0.1. It's been sitting here doing nothing for a while, so since I retired, I decided to begin exploring tablets. I just bought a samsung keyboard cover, charged the cover, and put the two together. I turned them both on and the tab does not respond to the keyboard at all. My first stupid novice question is what do I need to to get the tab to recognize the keyboard? It's going to be a toy so I'm open to all suggestions. Thanks in advance.

Galaxy Tab Model : Tab S 10.5
Galaxy Tab Number : SM-T800
Android Version : 5.0.1 Marshmallow

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Posted 04 April 2018 - 04:11 AM (#2) User is offline   srglassw 

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View PostBig Dog Dad, on 02 April 2018 - 06:57 PM, said:

Hello from SW Pa. New to the forum and Samsung tablets. I have a SM-T800 with android 6.0.1. It's been sitting here doing nothing for a while, so since I retired, I decided to begin exploring tablets. I just bought a samsung keyboard cover, charged the cover, and put the two together. I turned them both on and the tab does not respond to the keyboard at all. My first stupid novice question is what do I need to to get the tab to recognize the keyboard? It's going to be a toy so I'm open to all suggestions. Thanks in advance.


I don't have any first hand experience with tablet keyboard covers but the interface between the cover and the tablet is most likely Bluetooth. If so, is Bluetooth turned on in the tablet's connection settings and has the tablet been "paired" with the keyboard cover? Pairing is also done in the tablet's connection settings and should become available when Bluetooth has been turned on.

Galaxy Tab Model : E 9.6
Galaxy Tab Number : SM-T560NU
Android Version : 7.1.1 Nougat

Posted 04 April 2018 - 04:48 PM (#3) User is offline   Big Dog Dad 

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View Postsrglassw, on 04 April 2018 - 04:11 AM, said:

I don't have any first hand experience with tablet keyboard covers but the interface between the cover and the tablet is most likely Bluetooth. If so, is Bluetooth turned on in the tablet's connection settings and has the tablet been "paired" with the keyboard cover? Pairing is also done in the tablet's connection settings and should become available when Bluetooth has been turned on.


Thanks for the suggestion. Unfortunately, it still does pair with the keyboard. I now know why I like my pc and my ipad. The Tab has a tremendous display, but is it worth the effort? I guess I will continue to play with it and learn from it.

-=BDD=-

Galaxy Tab Model : Tab S 10.5
Galaxy Tab Number : SM-T800
Android Version : 5.0.1 Marshmallow

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