Connect Your iPad to Wireless Keyboards

By Dan Hinckley

7 responses. »

One of the many benefits of the iPad is its ability to connect to and utilize accessories. It is true that the iPad comes with a built in keyboard that shows up on the screen as you enter input fields but sometimes you need a more traditional keyboard to get work done more quickly.

This may change over time, but the keyboard on screen still has a learning curve for most users and slows down individuals. If you really want to rely on the iPad for productivity then it would be a good idea to know how to connect an iPad to bluetooth keyboards.

How To Connect the iPad to a Wireless Keyboard

Connecting the iPad to bluetooth wireless keyboards is quick and easy:

With the ability to increase and improve productivity, the iPad’s flexibility as a computing device increased itself significantly. What other iPad functionality have you found to be helpful?

About Dan Hinckley
Dan Hinckley is an experienced Mac user who converted to Apple products when they introduced them on Intel Processors. He loves helping others get more out of their devices! Subscribe to to get the latest from Dan and the Maciverse Team!! Find out more about Dan:

7 Responses so far.

  1. Marie

    July 14, 2011 at 1:58 pm

    Thank you very much!

  2. C Velasco

    December 3, 2011 at 11:16 am

    Easy & friendly instructions! thanks.

  3. Hans

    April 22, 2012 at 9:19 pm

    Sounds really easy! But it did not work with my iPad 3 near my iMac OSX 10.7 (Lion). The iPad 3 kept on finding my iMac but not my keyboard!?!

    • Paul

      June 11, 2012 at 10:34 pm

      If the keyboard you are trying to pair to your iPad is already paired with another machine, such as your iMac for example, then it will not pair with the iPad. You need to un-pair the keyboard from your iMac first. Either that or purchase another wireless keyboard.

  4. jackie

    September 9, 2012 at 11:38 pm

    thanks this worked a treat :)

  5. Jeff

    October 21, 2012 at 2:40 am

    When you hook up a apple wireless keyboard threw the Bluetooth like u explained, can u use the wireless mouse too if they r one USB plug.

  6. Liz

    March 17, 2013 at 8:00 am

    My belkin wireless keyboard will not hook up…says discoverable but keeps spinning and never get number to enter to connect

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