Connecting the iRig BlueTurn

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The iRig BlueTurn is a Bluetooth LE device that uses a standard computer keyboard profile to connect to your iOS device. It features three different command modes, all of which are compatible with forScore by default.

First Time Pairing

  • Turn the switch on the bottom of the device to the On position.
  • The blue light on the top of the device should blink repeatedly, indicating that it is available for pairing.
  • Open the Settings app on your device and choose Bluetooth.
  • In the list of available devices, select iRig BlueTurn.
  • Confirm when prompted to pair the device.
  • Launch forScore, and the device should turn pages without any further configuration in any of the 3 device modes.
  • If the pages do not turn, first try cycling through to a different device mode using the instructions provided in the device’s user manual. If that has no effect, adjust the page turner and shortcut settings using these instructions, or reset them to the defaults.

Toggling the virtual keyboard

Since the BlueTurn connects to your device with a computer keyboard profile, the virtual keyboard will not appear when a text field is selected. After connecting your device via the Bluetooth section of the Settings app, open forScore and tap to activate the text field you’d like to type in. Press and hold the left (“up” arrow) pad for three seconds to activate the virtual keyboard. Once that’s done, you should be able to use the virtual keyboard and still turn pages normally until you repeat these steps or power cycle your BlueTurn. For more information, see this article: Virtual keyboard won’t appear

Common Troubleshooting

Most issues with these devices are resolved by either switching modes on the device itself, or by resetting the device and re-pairing it with your iPad.

If the device is unresponsive or intermittently responsive after trying the above, and you are running iOS or iPadOS 13 or later, a common Accessibility setting may be interfering with forScore’s ability to detect the device’s commands. Open the Settings app, then choose Accessibility > Keyboard > Full Keyboard Access and make sure this setting is turned OFF for optimal performance.

If you continue to have issues with the device, please contact us so we can troubleshoot further.

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