Use an Alva BC680 display with your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch

When you use an Alva BC680 braille display with VoiceOver on your iOS device, you can use the following device-specific keys to navigate.

To make sure that your braille display uses the correct table, check that you have the latest version of iOS.


VoiceOver action Device key
Previous item Left Smartpad Left or Right Smartpad Left
Next item Left Smartpad Right or Right Smartpad Right
Go to status bar Left Smartpad 2 or Right Smartpad 2
Activate a Back button if present Left Smartpad 3 or Right Smartpad 3


VoiceOver action Device key
Move to next item using rotor setting Left Smartpad Down or Right Smartpad Down or eTouch 4
Move to previous item using rotor setting Left Smartpad Up or Right Smartpad Up or eTouch 2


VoiceOver action Device key
Double tap the selected item Router Row 1 or Router Row 2
Select item under your finger Left Smartpad Enter or Right Smartpad Enter or Thumb 1 or Thumb 10
Home-button press Left Smartpad 1 or Right Smartpad 1


VoiceOver action Device key
Pause or continue speech Left Smartpad 4 or Right Smartpad 4


VoiceOver action Device key
Pan left eTouch 1 or Thumb 2 or Thumb 3 or Thumb 4 or Thumb 5
Pan right eTouch 3 or Thumb 6 or Thumb 7 or Thumb 8 or Thumb 9
Toggle expanded status description Status Router Row 1 or Status Router Row 1

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Refer to Common braille commands for VoiceOver for a universal list of commands.

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