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Scott Fearing Level 1 Level 1
I have a first Generation Bluetooth Apple Keyboard (model A10160 that works fine with my newer iMac. I am trying to pair with iPad, the iPad locates the keyboard, but seem to want to pair.
Any thoughts or help?

MB292LL iPad, Mac OS X (10.5.5), iPad and BT Keyboard
Solved by Robert Schoenburg1 on Apr 5, 2010 10:48 AM Solved
Just got off the phone with AppleCare. The A1016 Apple Wireless Keyboard does not work with iPads. Amazingly, it DOES work with my new Mini!
Bummer
Reply by Carolyn Samit on Apr 3, 2010 10:35 AM Helpful
HI Scott,

The keyboard Bluetooth technology may not be up to speed to "pair" with your iPad. If you can, try a newer keyboard to see if it makes a difference.

The iPad supports Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR technology









Carolyn

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  • Carolyn Samit Level 10 Level 10
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    HI Scott,

    The keyboard Bluetooth technology may not be up to speed to "pair" with your iPad. If you can, try a newer keyboard to see if it makes a difference.

    The iPad supports Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR technology









    Carolyn

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  • patigoon Level 1 Level 1
    I purchased a new Bluetooth keyboard along with the iPad yesterday and it paired up and works like a charm.
  • ShrinkRap Level 1 Level 1
    I can't seem to get my 27" iMac bluetooth keyboard to pair. It's less than a year old. Is there a trick I'm missing?

    David
  • Matt Cuson Level 1 Level 1
    Having a similar problem. I have a white extended keyboard. Works fine with all my most recent macs and powerbooks. I tried typing in a set of numbers (1111) and noticed that the iPad generated 2 error messages. Couldn't read the first one as it just flashed by. I took a video of the process and the first dialog gave a message with a 6 digit code. Did it again and got a different 6 digit code. Seems that the iPad is getting the signals from the keyboard but won't first display the pairing code.

    I think we're stuck.
  • Robert Schoenburg1 Level 2 Level 2
    Same here. "New" aluminum keyboard pairs fine and works. My old A1016 keyboard pairs with a new mini but not the iPad. bummer. Got message, once, that iPad cannot pair with device. Mostly gear spins after iPad finds the keyboard, but trying to pair does not work.
  • Mikeske Level 1 Level 1
    Same here, I have the 3 battery keyboard and it pairs fine with my wife's alum MacBook and myiMac but will not pair with the iPad.
  • Scott Fearing Level 1 Level 1
    Found this to be helpful along with all of the comments.
    THANK YOU everyone

    http://www.tuaw.com/2010/04/05/found-footage-how-to-connect-an-ipad-to-your-exis ting-wireless/
  • Robert Schoenburg1 Level 2 Level 2
    Just got off the phone with AppleCare. The A1016 Apple Wireless Keyboard does not work with iPads. Amazingly, it DOES work with my new Mini!
    Bummer
  • Mark Lyon1 Level 1 Level 1
    Robert:

    Did AC indicate why the A1016 won't work? Is it an older Bluetooth implementation or what?

    TIA
    Mark
  • Robert Schoenburg1 Level 2 Level 2
    No
    I told them it works fine with my new Mini
    I am going to demand a refund or a free keyboard
  • Robert Schoenburg1 Level 2 Level 2
    Hi Mark,

    Here is more info. Look at page 22 of the iPad manual:

    Bluetooth
    You can use iPad with a Bluetooth keyboard for wireless typing, or Bluetooth headphones for wireless listening.
    Pairing Bluetooth Devices
    You must first pair the keyboard or headphones with iPad before you can use them.
    Pair a Bluetooth device with iPad:
    Follow the instructions that came with the keyboard or headphones to make it discoverable.
    In Settings, choose General > Bluetooth, and turn Bluetooth on.
    Select the keyboard or headphones and if prompted, enter the passkey or PIN number. See the instructions about the passkey or PIN that came with your keyboard or headphones.

    AC said it has to be 2007 keyboard or later. That is NOT what the manual says. Further, I told AC that the keyboard pairs fine with my Mini which was purchased earlier this year.

    Keep in mind that your credit card company is on your side. I have a Genius Bar appointment Tuesday, April 6. I will ask them to give me a wireless keyboard. If they will not, my next call will be to American Express.
  • Monk Edsel Level 1 Level 1
    Huh? My iPad tries to pair when I hit Enter, briefly flashing the sync code, then it gives me an error.

    There is no good reason why these two devices won't sync other than flawed software on Apple's part, or a deliberate software block. I love how the Apple mantra is "It just works," yet one is required to purchase new hardware every two years for full compatibility. First my two year old 17" MacBook Pro won't charge the iPad, now this? It's nonsense. C'mon Apple, fix this.
  • adamjs Level 1 Level 1
    I have the same problem and can only hope apple will address this issue in a software update.
  • Robert Schoenburg1 Level 2 Level 2
    I will report the results of my Genius Bar appointment.
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