Connect Your iPad to Wireless Keyboards

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”
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  • Slide the Off button on the Bluetooth setting to ON. This will tell the iPad to start looking for devices it can connect to.
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  • 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?