If you’re like me and countless fellow Mac users that needed to reset their wireless keyboard, just to run into a lengthy process of research and frustration, well then you know what I’m talking about.
It’s completely inexcusable that such a simple, yet highly demanded task is poorly documented by Apple. After all, it appears that besides using a wireless device on more than one mac, users also seem to face issues with sudden connectivity problems at random.
The steps for resetting the wireless keyboard are really simple, just follow along:
- Turn off the keyboard, better yet remove the batteries
- Click the bluetooth icon in the upper toolbar, then select “Set Up Bluetooth Device”
- When the Bluetooth Set Up Assistance is up and start searching for devices
- Insert the batteries and HOLD the power button, do NOT let go
- Your keyboard should now appear in the assistant
- Select the keyboard from the list and click continue, while still holding the power button
- Once you get the pairing code, let go of the power button and type in the code.
Your keyboard should now be paired and working. The trick is to hold down the power button during the entire process, simple yet rarely documented.