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Daria

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May 31, 2011
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Well I just love my new iPad Air :) and know I'll be using it very often.

I have the wireless keyboard which came with my iMac last Dec., and wonder if it can be paired with the iPad? So far, I haven't been able to get the iPad to respond to it.

I have a wired extended keyboard (couldn't do without those four essential keys: Home, End, Page Up and Page Down ;)) for the iMac, and had assumed I could use the wireless one with the iPad. Is this assumption incorrect?

If it should work, can someone help me pair it with the iPad? Please? I've already tried all the little steps I thought should do the trick, but no joy.

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abijnk

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It should be as simple as turning the keyboard on, confirming it is in discoverable mode (i.e. the indicator light blinks green), and then finding the keyboard in the settings app on the iPad and pairing it. Make sure the keyboard isn't paired to the iMac first.
 
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ARH1956

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Sep 12, 2007
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It should be as simple as turning the keyboard on, confirming it is in discoverable mode (i.e. the indicator light blinks green), and then finding the keyboard in the settings app on the iPad and pairing it. Make sure the keyboard isn't paired to the iMac first.

The last sentence is key, disconnect from the iMac first.
 
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Daria

macrumors regular
Original poster
May 31, 2011
133
20
Northern California
It should be as simple as turning the keyboard on, confirming it is in discoverable mode (i.e. the indicator light blinks green), and then finding the keyboard in the settings app on the iPad and pairing it. Make sure the keyboard isn't paired to the iMac first.

Thanks so much for responding. What you suggested is exactly what I've done and the keyboard just does not find the iPad.

I asked the question because I wondered if I were forgetting some important step. It must be something faulty in the keyboard.
 
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Daria

macrumors regular
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May 31, 2011
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Northern California
Question about external keyboard for iPad Air **Resolved**

:D Yeah, they are freshly charged.

Wish it were as easy as this, though.



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:eek::eek:
Well, it Was the batteries after all. (blushing)

I must have grabbed some uncharged batteries :eek: because when another set were tried, everything worked as it should.

So embarrassed, but this is good for curing false pride, eh?
Thank you to those who had replied.
 
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