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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