Apple Smart Keyboard not working


macrumors 65816
Original poster
Oct 2, 2012
Sometimes my Apple Smart keyboard doesn’t work. To make it work, I simply need to make the iPad Pro go to sleep and wake it up again. Then it works again.

Do others also experience this problem sometimes?


macrumors member
Feb 22, 2014
Cincinnati, Ohio
I had a similar experience with a Logitech keyboard on my iPad Pro. I finally cleaned the contacts on the bottom go the iPAD with a damp cloth and that seemed to reestablish the connection. I am not overly familiar with how the Apple Keyboard hooks up, but I hope this helps

Bobby dazzler

macrumors regular
Nov 17, 2013
Be prepared for a new Smart Keyboard.
They aren’t very long lasting.
Apple will replace it I hope, but class the replacement as a repair so they don’t have to give you full warranty on the new one (UK).
I now treat my Smart Keyboard with Kidd gloves and (ha ha) have bought a cover to use until I need the Keyboard at which point I take it from the original box and clip it on.

The Smart Keyboard is weird and works well. Just not for very long.