It might come as a surprise to most people that you can actually connect non-Apple accessories to your Mac. Apple has forever been the company that tends to stick with its own products, especially when it comes to pairing. Over the past couple of years, that has changed and you are able to now connect devices from other brands to your Mac. Devices such as headphones, keyboards, trackpads and more. In this article, we will show you how to pair a Bluetooth Keyboard with a Mac.
Pairing a Bluetooth Keyboard to a Mac is relatively straightforward and you shouldn’t have any issues when doing so.
Pair Bluetooth Keyboard With Your Mac
- Your keyboard should have a Bluetooth pairing button. The first thing you will need to do is switch it on. This should make the keyboard discoverable by any Bluetooth device.
- Next, go to System Preferences found by clicking on the Apple logo in the top left corner of your Mac menu.
- Click on the Bluetooth icon to show its status and to make sure Bluetooth is on.
- If the Mac Bluetooth is on, your device should show up in the list of available devices.
- There will be a connect button beside the device. Click that button and the pairing will begin. This will only take a few seconds to pair.
If you follow the steps above, you should have no issues and the devices will pair easily. So you can begin using any keyboard with your Mac. However, if you are unable to pair the keyboard, here are some simple tips you could try.
How to Fix Bluetooth Connection Issues on Your Mac
- Turn Bluetooth off and on again.
- Disconnect all paired devices. Sometimes having too many devices connected can cause an issue. Try and reconnect them one by one.
- Make sure that your keyboard is not paired with any other devices. Some Keyboards only allow users to pair one device at a time.
- Make sure the Keyboard is within range of the Mac. The devices should not be any more than 10ft apart.
- Reset your devices. If the connection issue persists you should reset the keyboard. turning off your Mac and back on, can also help.
If after trying all the above fixes and you still have connection issues then it’s possible that the firmware of the device isn’t updated or it’s simply not compatible with your Mac. You can get a professional to check it or contact Apple support and they might be able to help. If you think your issue is minor, then leave a comment below and we will try and help.