(Android below)
iReal Pro works with an external keyboard (Apple Smart keyboard, or paired wireless).
This can make it much quicker to edit or create a new song, or to use your iOS device remotely (for example in live performance where you might be a small distance away from your device).
(BTW, iOS devices can work with Apple Watch for remote use)
You can use the keyboard for triggering Play/Pause, Stop, Next song, changing tempo, (soft) transposing, changing styles etc.
Holding down the command key (iPad only) will show the shortcuts window (there are separate shortcuts in the Editor). Tap Files at the bottom of the key commands window or swipe to the left, to see the cmd-P (Print) option listing.
Within the Editor, you can enter chords by typing on your external keyboard, use key commands to add a single barline,  change font size, move the cursor to any space, delete or add beats etc.
(Note: when in landscape, the virtual keyboard may block seeing the full screen of shortcuts.)

(iReal Pro version 2022.11 or higher)

Android devices:
- phones, tablets
- Chromebooks
- Android emulators
- Windows 11 tablets (Amazon Appstore) e.g. MS Surface tablets

You can use bluetooth/external/built-in keyboards with iReal Pro (Android).

Play/Pause - spacebar
Stop - period (full stop)
Tempo - decrease/increase (- and = keys)
Tap tempo - , (comma)
Repeats - decrease/increase ([ and ] keys)

To search for a song, click/tap the magnifying glass icon, type in your search text in the search field, press Enter. Use up/down arrow keys to move through the selections, press Enter to choose the song. (Press spacebar to start Play.)

You can use your keyboard for entering chords. (Make sure you enter the more complex symbols in the correct character sequence).
Examples: g7b9 (G7b9) or fadd9 (Fadd9) or eb^-69 (Eb^-69) or d7/c (D7/C)

Additional information:

  • Other keys like esc and tab (or shift-tab) may work for various tasks.
  • Some external keyboards have additional buttons which may work. For example, some Logitech keyboards have buttons for volume, play, pause, home, their own built-in mini trackpad etc.
  • Additional key commands may be added in the future.

Potential problems
Check Android > Settings > Keyboard (there might be many keyboard settings) if you have problems. (e.g. the virtual keyboard or other information menus appear by pressing a keyboard's button).
Samsung devices have their own keyboard settings with various options that might be helpful to turn on or off (in addition to the Android keyboard settings).

WSA (in Windows 11)
As at March 2023, our recommendation is to leave all settings off for iReal Pro:
Windows 11: WSA > Compatibility > iReal Pro
(Feel free to play around with these settings as Microsoft update these options in the future.)