Pairing Magic Keyboard with multiple computers?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by Sanlitun, Oct 23, 2015.

  1. Sanlitun macrumors 6502


    Sep 19, 2014
    So I have the new Magic Keyboard and I like the minimal design. I have it working with my Mac Pro, Macbook Pro and a PC.

    However, and this is a big problem, is that it needs to be shut down and paired again every time I switch computers. So I use it with the Macbook, power the laptop down and then it will no longer work with the Mac Pro until I go into settings and remove it and pair it up again. Power cycling the keyboard doesn't seem to have an effect.

    Is this how it is supposed to work? Any tricks to this?

  2. yukari macrumors 6502


    Jun 29, 2010
    That's the way it works.
    But Logitch K811 allows you to pair upto 3 devices and let you switch "on the fly"
  3. dwfaust macrumors 601


    Jul 3, 2011
    I second yukari's recommendation. IMO, the best keyboard for this situation is the Logitech K811. It can be paired with 3 different devices simultaneously, and switches with a simple keypress.

  4. haruhiko macrumors 601


    Sep 29, 2009
    Just plug the Magic Keyboard to the new Mac via the Lightning cable it's then automatically paired.

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