I have an iPhone 5s, the screen is broken and so I cannot get past the lock screen.

I have seen that you can plug a keyboard directly into the iPhone 5s to enter the lock screen pin code.

I cannot find a straight answer on which keyboard would work with this. I know the iPhone 5s has a lightning port, so I either want:

  1. A keyboard which has a lightning cable.
  2. An adapter to convert a USB keyboard cable to a Lightning port.

I cannot find any of #1, this is the closest thing I could find from Apple for #2, but it says it's for cameras: https://www.apple.com/shop/product/MD821AM/A/lightning-to-usb-camera-adapter

Does anyone know if that will work, or can make a recommendation?

Please help.

1 Answer 1


Both options are possible.

1) You can get for example the "Logitech Wired Keyboard for iPad with Lightning Connector" 1 or the "Griffin Wired Keyboard" 2 with Lightning connector.

2) The Lightning to USB Camera Adapter will work for most, if not all, USB keyboards - even though it says it is intended for cameras.

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