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TomOSeven

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Hi all,

I'm trying to force my Magic Keyboard into pairing mode so I can pair it with a Windows computer.

The issue is, I can't unpair it because the iMac has crapped the bed.

The only wireless keyboard had a way to force it into pairing mode (holding down the power button), but since this one doesn't have a power button but rather a switch, I'm at a loss as to what to do.

I've googled extensively but I can't get past hundreds of identical Indian 'articles' that use some SEO magic to hide the fact that they're talking about the older wireless keyboard.
Apple's own documentation, of course, assumes that you have access to a Mac.

Does anyone have a clue?

Thanks!
 

TomOSeven

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Another hour of looking and I found it, it's CMD+W, for whatever reason.

Command + W, CMD plus W, CMD and W.

Apple Magic Keyboard. Windows pairing. Force pairing mode. Force discovery mode. Shortcut. Pairing mode shortcut.

Maye the next poor sob spend less time searching.
 

annk

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Another hour of looking and I found it, it's CMD+W, for whatever reason.

Command + W, CMD plus W, CMD and W.

Apple Magic Keyboard. Windows pairing. Force pairing mode. Force discovery mode. Shortcut. Pairing mode shortcut.

Maye the next poor sob spend less time searching.

Thanks for posting back with the solution!
 
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alissa914g

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Not sure if this is required anymore with the most recent editions, but I paired my previously unused Magic Keyboard (after selling my Mac) to now work with my PC and this is MUCH better now. Also new magic mouse trackpad works on Windows 11. Thanks everyone. Saved me a lot of research.
 
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