Pair Magic Keyboard with iPad

Pair Magic Keyboard with iPad

You can use Magic Keyboard, including Magic Keyboard with Numeric Keypad, to enter text on iPad. Magic Keyboard connects to iPad using Bluetooth. (For information about using Magic Keyboard for iPad, which attaches directly to iPad, see Attach Magic Keyboard for iPad (with built-in trackpad).)

An illustration of Magic Keyboard.

Pair Magic Keyboard

  1. Make sure the keyboard is turned on and charged.

  2. On iPad, go to Settings  > Bluetooth, then turn on Bluetooth.

  3. Select the device when it appears in the Other Devices list.

Note: If Magic Keyboard is already paired with another device, you must unpair them before you can connect Magic Keyboard to your iPad. For iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch, see Unpair a Bluetooth device. On Mac, choose Apple menu  > System Preferences > Bluetooth, select the device, then Control-click its name.

Reconnect Magic Keyboard to iPad

Magic Keyboard disconnects when you turn its switch to Off or when you move it or iPad out of Bluetooth range—about 33 feet (10 meters).

To reconnect, turn the keyboard switch to On, or bring the keyboard and iPad back into range, then tap any key.

When Magic Keyboard is reconnected, the onscreen keyboard doesn’t appear.

Tip: You can use a trackpad or mouse along with Magic Keyboard. See Connect Magic Trackpad to iPad or Connect a mouse to iPad.

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