HT1664: iOS: Third-party Bluetooth accessoriesLearn about iOS: Third-party Bluetooth accessories
Currently Being ModeratedMar 22, 2013 8:37 PM (in response to Xyzzy.11)
Check the batteries on your keyboard, probably not the problem but just in case. Also check and see if the keyboard is compatible with the iPad 3, it should say on the box you got it in. If theres an off/on switch, make sure you bluetooth switched on, and no restrictions restricting this on your iPad the restrictions part of your settings. If all of that is fine, then you might have to reset your iPad, or check out this link: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4111
Currently Being ModeratedMar 22, 2013 10:22 PM (in response to K3Nx2Y)
The battery is fully charged, but there is nothing on the box relating to supported iPad models. As I said, this works with an iPhone 4 - same generation as the iPad and same iOS version. I have reset both the iPad and the keyboard, yet pairing still fails. One suggestion was to update the keyboard firmware, but it doesn't appear obvious as to how one would do that.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 22, 2013 10:42 PM (in response to Xyzzy.11)
I just connected it to my wife's iPad 2 - so this must be a "new iPad" problem
Currently Being ModeratedMar 23, 2013 8:16 AM (in response to Xyzzy.11)
Well I hvae an iPad 3 and an Apple Wireless Bluetooth keyboard that I use, and have nor problem with it. What brand is the keyboard? Maybe i can help you out with updating the firmware.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 23, 2013 5:19 PM (in response to K3Nx2Y)
There is no specific brand - the box just says "bluetooth keyboard for iPad 2". I know it says ipad 2, but I have other accessories that are similarly named that work with both. I suspect there is no way of updating the firmware. I'll just have to get another one that works with subsequent iPads and part with this one. I like the keyboard though and it has useful keys not available on the Logitech model. Thanks for your help anyway guys.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 23, 2013 5:22 PM (in response to Xyzzy.11)
Sorry I couldn't help you out maybe it only works for the iPad 2 like it says on the box. Sorry sir
Currently Being ModeratedMar 23, 2013 5:30 PM (in response to Xyzzy.11)
iPad 2 is Bluetooth 2.1 while iPad 3 and 4 are Bluetooth 4.0. While Bluetooth 4.0 should be backwards compatible with previous BT standards, I suppose there may be some cases where that is not true. That's the only reason I can think of it connecting to an iPad 2. iPhone 4 and not an iPad 3.