How to pair a Bluetooth keyboard with your iPad

So, you bought a new Bluetooth keyboard and want to use it with your iPad. For those who do a lot of typing on their iPad, an external keyboard can be more efficient than the onscreen keyboard.

Pairing your new keyboard with your iPad is easy to do, and this tutorial shows you how.

How to Pair Bluetooth Keyboard with iPad

Pair a Bluetooth keyboard with your iPad

1) Make sure that Bluetooth is enabled on your iPad. Go to Settings, select Bluetooth, and check that the slider is green. Alternatively, you can do this from Control Center by opening it and tapping the Bluetooth button.

Enable Bluetooth iPad

2) Follow the instructions you received with your keyboard to put it into pairing mode.

3) After a moment, you should see the keyboard displayed under Other Devices on your iPad. Tap it.

See Other Devices iPad

4) When the pop-up window displays showing you the Bluetooth Pairing Request, enter the code on your keyboard.

Note: Some keyboards do not show the option to confirm via a four-digit code and pair directly after you tap the name.

Pairing Request Popup iPad

5) The new keyboard should then automatically display under My Devices and show as Connected.

View My Devices iPad

That’s it! You should now be able to use your new Bluetooth keyboard with your iPad. The device should also remain in the list of My Devices in your Settings. So, if you turn off the keyboard and then turn it on the next day, it should be ready to use again.

Remove a Bluetooth keyboard from your iPad

If you decide to remove the keyboard for any reason, you can unpair it just as easily.

1) Open Settings and tap Bluetooth.

2) Select the blue info icon ⓘ next to the keyboard under My Devices.

3) Tap Forget This Device.

Forget This Device iPad

4) Tap Forget Device to confirm the action.

As you can see, setting up that cool new Bluetooth keyboard you just bought is a breeze on iPad. And, if you absolutely love your new keyboard and want to recommend it to others, let us know what kind it is and what makes it so awesome in the comments below!

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