Next, you need to register the wireless keyboard as a trusted device so it will be automatically recognized and trusted each time the system boots. This can make the activity of pairing the keyboard to the intended device a bit frustrating. This pairing process worked on the fourth or fifth attempt for me; with the standard Windows method it took upwards of twenty. Thank you for good advice and instructions! Everything was working fine until I moved my laptop to a new area on my desk, and repositioned it sideways using a stand sold at the Apple store. The dongle is functioning fine, but when I turn on the Apple keyboard which puts it into discoverable mode automatically , Windows cannot find it. Once the trackpad is paired you can register the trackpad as a trusted device and connect to it using the same commands you used to configure the keyboard.
Because it has attracted low-quality or spam answers that had to be removed, posting an answer now requires 10 on this site the. However, I have a problem with my favorite keyboard, an 1st-gen Apple Wireless Keyboard model A1016, the white plastic one. Regards, -Mactechtrainer May 11, 2010. At times, when entering information by using the keyboard, let's say when using the on board calculator, I can enter a number once but then this number can appear 7 or 8 times. Would you like to answer one of these instead? You will likely have to try many many times to get it working. I fixed it by going to bluetooth settings in control panel instead of action center.
It is one of those keyboards built into the case. Follow the on screen prompts and eventually you will have to type in a pairing code. . As you're probably aware, Apple doesn't seem to update these all that often. You need to turn it on obviously! I've been looking all over and it seems like these keyboards are quite finicky, but some people have reported success.
However I have a problem. It will get close enough to tease you and make you think you can figure it out. It sees the device and the keyboard shows up but as far as I can get it putting in the code and pressing enter and it then comes up sying it is unable to pair and to make sure the device is turned on and in range which it is! I will be glad to assist you. Every post says it worked. Install the Bluetooth command line tools from the link above.
That meant I would be without a computer for a couple of days annoying. After a few times getting the timing correct, it worked. Note: the screen doesn't give information about what key was already typed, so this may take a few tries if your press the wrong key. Hi everyone -- Just wanted to confirm that these instructions actually do work. How do I pair the two? Would you like to answer one of these instead? If you get a timeout error, switch the keyboard off for several seconds and try again. There is a downside to this, but I found it interesting nonetheless.
I liked the look and feel of the A1016 hence I spent an enormous amount of time to make it work but I am glad I did. Wait for two double-flashes on the Apple keyboard, then type 12345678 on the Apple keyboard and press the big Enter key. Entering four zeros using the laptop keyboard does not work. It ceases typing for a time and I have to wait till I can type again — but then the problem repeats. The second time it worked with no issues. But I searched the Internet for a way to pair the two, and found this set of instructions — which even though they took very long to take affect, worked finally — and my new iPad is now a complete writing tool! I also noticed that there was an unidentified bluetooth device ready for pairing.
While some users prefer the tactile feel of a solid mechanical keyboard, others opt for a streamlined and simple looks. My iPad has been searching for over five minutes and my keyboard has not been found. One of the most popular accessories from Apple, its wireless keyboard, is actually pretty simple to set up for Windows. On the point of buying a new wireless keyboard when I came across this article. My issue began when I rebooted into windows: my mouse worked fine, but my keyboard was entirely unresponsive. The problem is because the keyboard immediately exits pairing mode as it connects to the other, unintended device.
It immediately fixed it for me. Finally, once the keyboard does pair, Windows will complain with a status Driver error. I have tried several attempts and multiple days and dont remember the exact steps but I wanted to let folks know the general steps and patience in making it work. On the attempt that failed, the progress bar under the Apple Wireless Keyboard entry seemed to freeze in place, so I clicked the Remove Device option. This does not work, and if you have already tried it, you should probably remove the keyboard that it added. The driver situation with Apple Bluetooth wireless keyboards and Windows 10 is horrible, even with the latest BootCamp drivers.
Because it has attracted low-quality or spam answers that had to be removed, posting an answer now requires 10 on this site the. You can now stop pressing the power button on the keyboard. Posted on Aug 25, 2009 Please provide more information. The good news is, even if you're using Windows 10, you can still take advantage of Apple's peripherals for use with your machine. I typed this on a homemade Windows 8.
You'll then need to turn on Bluetooth on your Windows 10 machine. Pairing the keyboard with my iMac was pretty seamless, but the iPad proved problematic. I first used the Accessibility options from the login screen to bring up the virtual keyboard, and type in my password so that I could log in. I found some bad information in some archived posts here, and it seems I'm not allowed to resurrect them lol. Your iPad should now be connected to the iPad. I have spent countless days googling suggested steps and have seen all the problems that others have described but entering on the wired keyboard and then entering the same code on the A1016 was the step that made it work. The keyboard itself never loses power as indicated by the caps lock light and the batteries in it are working well in other devices.