Can You Connect A Bluetooth Keyboard To A Mac? (Solved!)

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Bluetooth keyboards are fantastic, and they are easy to carry around when traveling. Like other computer brands, Mac has adopted the use of Bluetooth to connect multiple devices to the computer. But can you connect a Bluetooth Keyboard to a Mac?

You can connect a Bluetooth keyboard to a Mac computer with ease. It takes a few steps and a couple of minutes to complete the pairing process. Moreover, you don’t need any extra gadgets to help you connect your Bluetooth keyboard to a Mac. 

I will give you a step-by-step guide on connecting a Bluetooth keyboard to a Mac. Also, I will tell you all you need to know about hooking up a Bluetooth keyboard to a Mac.

Can You Connect A Bluetooth Keyboard To An Mac
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How to Connect a Bluetooth Keyboard to A Mac

Ensure your Bluetooth Keyboard is charged and ready for use before pairing. Start by turning on your Bluetooth keyboard and putting it in pairing mode before the process begins. 

  • Click on the Apple icon on your Mac computer 
  • Go to Systems Preference > Bluetooth 
  • Select your keyboard on the list of available devices.
  • Wait for the devices to pair.
  • Start typing on your Bluetooth keyboard. 

Sometimes, you will select the Bluetooth keyboard from the list of available devices, but the pairing process won’t start automatically. Click on the Connect button to initiate the pairing process. 

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Can I Connect Any Bluetooth Keyboard to A Mac?

Most Bluetooth keyboards will work with Mac, but they won’t necessarily offer the best performance. It would be best to try to look for Bluetooth keyboards that are known to work well with Mac. 

Another aspect to consider when choosing a Bluetooth keyboard to pair with a Mac is the model of the computer. Some Bluetooth keyboards will work well with some Mac models but not with others. 

Which Bluetooth Keyboards to Connect to A Mac

As stated earlier, many Bluetooth keyboards will work well with a Mac computer. However, it would be best to use a keyboard with superior compatibility with Mac computers for the best results. I have three recommendations for Mac users looking for high-performance Bluetooth keyboards.

Try connecting whatever Bluetooth keyboard you own to a Mac to see if it works before ordering new Bluetooth keyboards. 

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Why Won’t My Bluetooth Keyboard Connect to A Mac?

One of the reasons a Bluetooth keyboard won’t connect to a Mac is when the Bluetooth function is off. You can turn off and on your computer and then turn on the Bluetooth function to ensure that the computer discovers your Bluetooth keyboard.

Another reason is when the keyboard is not in pairing mode. Turning on the pairing mode on your keyboard makes it easy for a Mac to discover the device and put it under the list of available Bluetooth devices. 

Finally, a Mac computer won’t pair with a Bluetooth keyboard if it’s not programmed to pair with Apple devices. 

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You can pair a Mac computer to one of the many available Bluetooth devices with a few simple steps. I hope you have enough information on how to pair a Bluetooth keyboard with a Mac computer.

Espen is the Director of ProPairing


Espen is the Director of ProPairing and has written extensively about Bluetooth devices for years. He is a consumer product expert and has personally tested Bluetooth devices for the last decade.

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