Currently Being ModeratedNov 21, 2010 9:48 AM (in response to lllaass)Bad news for white BT keyboard users and iOS 4.2.1 on an iPad. It still doesn't work. The discovery phase hangs and if I hit return on my white BT keyboard, I see two rapid succession alerts, the first with a code to enter. But by that time it's too late. I'm disappointed Apple can't support all of their BT gear on an iPad. The second message is "Pairing Unsuccessful Make sure 'white bt keyboard' is ready to pair, the PIN code is correct, and try again."iPhone 3.1.2, Unibody 13" MacBook Pro 4GB,, Mac OS X (10.6.1)
Currently Being ModeratedNov 21, 2010 10:53 AM (in response to The Cincinnati Kid)Apparently not.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 21, 2010 11:01 AM (in response to Philly_Phan)I had read that kb article, I just had to try it to see if anything changed. The mini I used the keyboard died but it still works but not with any mobile devices only my MacBook Pro.iPhone 3.1.2, Unibody 13" MacBook Pro 4GB,, Mac OS X (10.6.5)
Currently Being ModeratedNov 21, 2010 11:03 AM (in response to Richard C in Austin)Nothing ventured, nothing gained.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 24, 2010 7:51 AM (in response to Philly_Phan)I had some difficulty getting the iPad to pair with the aluminum keyboard. I held the keyboard power button down for several seconds until it turned off, then held it several seconds until it turned on, and then the iPad correctly paired with it.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 23, 2011 8:42 PM (in response to Ian Blackburn)
Ian, that was the perfect tip!! Thank you. Been grappling with this for a while. That did the trick. :)
Currently Being ModeratedApr 23, 2011 10:45 PM (in response to clippedeagle1)
Please mark this discussion as answered.
If you could be so kind as to also give some answering poin to the one that solved your issues ...
Currently Being ModeratedNov 20, 2011 5:34 PM (in response to laup)
Yes, I had to turn my iMac off before it worked (shut down, sleep won't work because keyboard wakes it up again when turned on). Then, it paired up fairly quickly and I typed in a 4 digit code, etc. (I have the aluminum 2009 keyboard).
Now, it doesn't work with my iMac, but since I had replaced my keyboard with an illuminated full-sized one anyhow, the wireless Mac keyboard was extra, and I intended on trying it with the iPad.
The iPad touch keys aren't as bad as I thought they'd be, though, better than the iPod Touch or other phone keyboards (too small for me).
Currently Being ModeratedJan 2, 2012 9:09 AM (in response to clippedeagle1)
I had my iPad connected previously and it worked with no issues. This morning it would not connect I tried all the above mentioned steps, Forget Device, Bluetooth On Off, Keyboard On Off, still would not pair. I then turned my iPad off and when powered back up it connected.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 13, 2012 8:02 AM (in response to clippedeagle1)
Go to settings > general > Bluetooth > turn on > hold the power button on the keyboard until is shows on the iPad > type the code they sent > done
The trick is holding the power button. I paired another iPad/Keyboard and I didn't have to hold the power button, so I was puzzled, then I read a reply on this thread about holding the button and it worked
Currently Being ModeratedMay 9, 2012 1:06 AM (in response to clippedeagle1)
This procedure worked for my "The New" iPad, i.e. the iPad3. I turned off the iPad, then switched on my Apple Bluetooth Keyboard (a two-year-old model that has an aluminium body with white plastic chicklet keys). I turned on Bluetooth on the iPad via Settings > General > Bluetooth, and then held in the power button at the right rear of the keyboard. The iPad shortly responded by finding my keyboard and informing me that it was not paired, which -- duh! -- was true at the moment. A moment later, a dialog box popped up informing me that the Keyboard wanted to pair with the iPad. The dialog box provided a 4-digit pairing code and asked me to enter the code on the Bluetooth keyboard and then press "return/enter" on the Bluetooth keyboard. At this, the iPad settings screen indicated the iPad was now paired with the keyboard, providing the name I had long ago assigned to the keyboard. Mission accomplished. Now to discover the idiosyncracies of using a Bluetooth keyboard with an iPad on iOS 5.1.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 11, 2012 2:59 PM (in response to Gil Middlebrooks)
Thank you, Gil ! Your solution worked for me!
Currently Being ModeratedNov 24, 2012 6:12 AM (in response to lllaass)
I have not seen an anwer to this yet and I'm tired of waiting. I finally bought myself a case that with a keyboard build in:
Good luck everybody!
Currently Being ModeratedNov 24, 2012 6:40 PM (in response to NerdsFlavored)
My partner just bought the same product. Very impressive! She likes the compact size. I still like the full size keyboard from Apple. To each their own, and YMMV!