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Old Feb 17, 2013, 09:59 PM   #1
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Problem connecting blutooth keyboard to Apple TV

Hello all. I tried to connect my apple bt keyboard (model a1016) to my atv last week, to no avail.

All I get is a "pairing" message and the pinwheel icon until it either times out or I press enter on the keyboard. If I press enter, the traditional 4-digit pairing code shows up on the screen, but only for maybe a half second before I get the "request failed" type message.

Anyone experienced this or found a workaround?
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Old Feb 18, 2013, 09:05 AM   #2
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As I recall that older model BT keyboard is simply not compatible with iOS in general.
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Old Feb 18, 2013, 01:43 PM   #3
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I believe that's correct - I have both A1016 and A1314 keyboards here, the A1314 connects to the Apple TV but the A1016 doesn't. Seems to be by design.
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Old Feb 18, 2013, 07:52 PM   #4
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As I recall that older model BT keyboard is simply not compatible with iOS in general.
Ugh. That's what I figured, but was dreading. Fingers crossed for a workaround.
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