Detailed Guide on How to Use “Game Keyboard” Feature


The “Game Keyboard” feature enables Android users to play mobile games on the computer without limits. You can play PUBG mobile on PC using the keyboard like an Android emulator. Here is a detailed guide on how to use ApowerMirror “Game Keyboard” feature.

How to Use ApowerMirror “Game Keyboard” Feature

1. Connect your Android phone to PC

  1. Download ApowerMirror on your computer.


  2. Enable USB debugging on your Android.
  3. Then connect your Android to PC via USB. On your phone, if windows appear asking to allow USB debugging, choose “Always allow from this computer” and tap “OK”. Wait for the app to be installed on your Android. Also, you can install ApowerMirror app manually.

    usb debugging

  4. Tap “START NOW” when a notification pops up. Then your Android screen will be streamed to PC.

    start now

After you connected your phone to PC via USB successfully, you can also make a connection via WiFi.

2. How to set “Game Keyboard”

download keyboard

Take PUBG mobile for example. After you connect your phone to PC successfully, run the game on your phone. A window will pops up and ask you whether you need to download the default keyboard. Choose “Download Now” and then the keyboard will be downloaded. If you don’t like the default keyboard, you can change the keys.

Tap the “Game Keyboard” button and you can edit the game keys. There are nine buttons.

ApowerMirror key

  • Delete: Clear all the settings.
  • Refresh: Refresh your settings.
  • Save: Save your settings.
  • Help: Introduce the basic keys in details.
  • Close: Close the settings.
  • Joystick: Control the direction.
  • Key: Add the key to control the action.
  • Aim: Use to take aim in shooting games.
  • Fire: Fire button in shooting games.

To set the game keys. Please follow the following ways:

default keyboard

  • Joystick: Drag it to the direction control area then you can tap the keys to move. Adjust circle size to fit the effective range.
  • Key: Drag it to target area and edit key mapping and then you can tap the keys to take action.
  • Aim: Drag it to aiming area of shooting games to use the mouse and keyboard to control the vision. Then you can tap the “~” button to control the vision by default. The vertical and horizontal sensitivity can be changed by changing the numbers.
  • Fire: Drag it to fire button of shooting game then you can left-click the mouse to fire.

Some default key settings:

Left mouse buttonFire
Right mouse buttonToggle Scope view.
X1st/3rd toggle
Alt+ Mouse moveFree look
~Enter aiming mode
1 to 2Change weapons
3, 4/5, 6Healing Item/Grenades
Q & ELean left and right
G & HPickup; Drive/Take in vehicle
VOpen/Close door
YOpen/Close the case
TShow/Hide items

After you finish setting the game keys, remember to click on “Save” to save the settings. The Opacity can be changed from 0 to 100 by tapping the small arrow next to the “Game Keyboard” button.


3. FAQ

Q: How can I stream Android audio to PC when playing games?
A: Sorry, our app doesn’t support syncing sound from Android to the computer. Therefore, you need to download Google Home app on your Android and use it to mirror your phone screen to our desktop program.

Q: Does iPhone support the “Game Keyboard” feature?
A: Sorry, ApowerMirror doesn’t have the function to control iOS from PC yet. It allows you to control Android from PC. For iOS, it can only do the screen mirroring.

Q: There is no “Game Keyboard” option in my ApowerMirror, why?
A: Please make sure you have connected your Android phone to PC via USB. After connecting successfully, you can use the WiFi connection for the next time. If there is no messages popping up when running mobile games and the default game keyboard cannot be downloaded automatically, you can refer to this tutorial.

Q: What should I do if the “Aim” button conflicts with the joystick?
A: Please move the aiming button to a clear area of the screen on the right side.

Q: What should I do when the default keyboard cannot be downloaded?
A: Open “This PC” or “My computer” on your computer. Input “%appdata%/apowersoft” at the position of This PC and press Enter. Go to “ApowerMirror” and then delete the file named “DefaultGameKeyboard” and “GameKeyboard”. Restart the program and then the default keyboard can be downloaded again.

Q: Why can’t I control my phone from PC?
A: Please make sure you are using the English input method. For Redmi and Xiaomi users, MIUI system adds an extra restriction. Aside from opening USB debugging, you also need to open USB debugging (Security settings) in Developer options.

For any more questions, please leave comments below or contact us. You can also go to ApowerMirror Forum to discuss with other ApowerMirror users and share your own ideas.

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Posted by:Apowersoft on toApowerMirror. Last updated on December 25, 2018

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  • Game Keyboard controls not getting saved permanently. whenever I close the app on PC all controls getting deleted. and I have to realign controls everytime.
    • Hi, Ahmed. Thank you very much for your feedback. I have submitted your suggestion to our technical department. They will decide whether this function is feasible or not. Hopefully, it will be added soon. :)
  • in the gaming mode, I am able to use the Key, Joystick, Aim functions correctly. But when I try to use the Key mapping function it does not work for any keys. Any reason why?
    • Hi Julian! Sorry for the inconvenience. Could you please send the feedback from desktop program? Our technician will check the issue for you. Thank you very much.
  • Game Keyboard controls not getting saved permanently. whenever I close the app on PC all controls getting deleted. and I have to realign controls everytime.
    • Dear Afsar, sorry for the problem, but for now the keyboard won't automatically memorize the keyboard settings of last time you saved. You do have to reset it once you log in again. However, I have submitted your demand to our customer records so that our technician will take it into consideration for the future updating. Thank you for your support and understanding!
  • There is no game keyboard option on my end. i am running this from OSX high Sierra. is there a way i can download the keyboard or any other optional settings i have to do?
    • Dear User, please update the program to the latest version and connect your phone to it through USB cable since this function only works under USB connection. And if you have any further questions, please be free to reach out again! Thank you!
  • Game Keyboard is not responding. Non of the key, joystick etc are responding when saving then pressing the key.
    • Dear Hammad, could you tell us the phone model? Please update the program to our latest version. And if it still doesn't work, then please send feedback from the desktop program so that our technician can locate the issue. To send feedback, kindly enter the settings in ApowerMirror and you should notice "Feedback", click on it and describe your issue there. We will check the problem for you as soon as we receive your feedback. Thank you!

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