Reset Apple Wireless Keyboard Pairing
The Apple Wireless Keyboard pairing problems of it’s Bluetooth version are all too common, yet there are no easy to find instructions on Apples website, at least I couldn’t find any. If you’re like me and countless fellow Mac users that needed to reset their Apple 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.
Now let’s focus on the problem, the reset Apple wireless keyboard pairing. The steps are rather simple:
- Turn off the Apple wireless keyboard, better yet remove the batteries.
- On your mac, click the bluetooth icon in the upper toolbar, then select “Set Up Bluetooth Device”.
- Wait for the Bluetooth Set Up Assistance to come up and start searching for devices.
- Insert the batteries then HOLD the power button, do NOT let go.
- Your wireless 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 Apple wireless keyboard should now be paired and working. The trick is to hold down the power button during the entire pairing reset process, simple yet rarely documented.
If you’re still out of luck, try replacing the batteries with new, regular and fresh ones. Don’t use rechargeable batteries for this test, as some users have reported issues with them. In addition, ensure that the keyboard has been un-paired with other computers that are in the vicinity of the one you’re trying to connect to.