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I use the Apple wireless keyboard A1314 (newer model, using two AA batteries) with my iPad 4th (or is it 3.5th generator? whatever is the newest) generation. Is there a way to map one of the buttons to the home key? Is it possible to do this with a jailbroken iPad, if not a jail-unbroken iPad?

An earlier answer says it isn't possible, but refers to iPad 2, so I don't know if anything has changed in the 1.5+ years.

This is more than a minor annoyance with the otherwise great Incase Origami stand, because the home button is physically blocked with the iPad in portrait mode.

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I don't think it is possible still. If you don't mind using the right-click on your mouse as the home button, this might work: (NOTE: It's a jailbreak tweak.) – Faiz Saleem Mar 9 '13 at 14:11
Oh cool! I'll have to get a bluetooth mouse and try this. – raoulcousins Mar 9 '13 at 19:20

This is an old question, but for anyone else coming across it, the answer is Command-H is the shortcut to display the home screen.


  • Command H displays the home screen
  • Command-Tab shortcut displays the task switcher
  • Command-Space toggles the search bar
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