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:
- Turn on your iPad and navigate to the settings app on your iPad screen
- In Settings select the General option
- In General you’ll notice the Bluetooth option. If it is off, tap the arrow next to the word “off”
- Slide the Off button on the Bluetooth setting to ON. This will tell the iPad to start looking for devices it can connect to.
- Now that you’ve turned bluetooth on for your iPad, be sure your bluetooth keyboard is set to discoverable mode. Your iPad will look for the device and should successfully connect
- On the keyboard, enter the number the iPad prompts for after the device has connected successfully
- Open the app you need to type quickly on and start typing away on your iPads bluetooth keyboard.
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?