My apple wireless keyboard has stopped pairing with Windows 10. Now when I try to pair through settings, I'm asked to enter a passcode for the keyboard rather than being supplied a passcode to pair the device. I'm unable to type anything using the keyboard. Entering four zeros using the laptop keyboard does not work. I've tried un-installing bluetooth drivers and reinstalling. This doesn't help. Any advice?
After trying 15 times in vain, here is the method that worked for me (source)
- Go to "Add Bluetooth or other device"
- Find the wireless keyboard and click on it.
- When prompted for a pin, enter any 6 digits on the computer's internal keyboard and press CONNECT.
- While it says connecting, enter same 6 digits on the external keyboard and press enter. It should successfully connect.
- Repeat until successful.
I know this thread is old but this worked for me... currently typing on my (1st-gen) Apple Wireless Keyboard, Lenovo X1 Tablet (3rd-gen - "Clamshell" mode), Windows 10 Pro 1809:
1 - I'm sure you can use Bluetooth in the Settings app, but I used Control Panel. I searched for "bluetooth" and clicked "Add a Bluetooth device" under "Devices and Printers."
2 - I powered the Apple Wireless Keyboard OFF (if already off then proceed..)
3 - I held down the power button on the keyboard until the green LED came on AND started flashing... KEEP HOLDING THROUGHOUT PAIRING PROCESS!
4 - The pairing code FINALLY came up, and I was able to type in the code/hit enter (while still holding the power button on the keyboard).
5 - I let off of the power button upon pairing finalized, the computer installed drivers, and I typed this response!
Thanks and good luck,
Your friendly neighborhood Brando
Currently using Magic Keyboard with Numeric Keypad (A1843) with Windows 10
- In Windows 10's bluetooth settings (can be found in system tray), click on the icon and then click "Add Bluetooth Device".
- On the Apple Wireless Keyboard, turn it on and hold down
Command + W, while Windows is searching for bluetooth devices.
- After your keyboard appears in the list of found devices, click on it and then follow the screen prompts and eventually you will have to type in a pairing code. Type any code and hit return.
Your Keyboard should successfully pair with Windows 10 via the Mac's Bluetooth
- You need to unpair the keyboard if you have connected to your MAC or other device
- You can use a lightning cable if you don't have another keyboard available, after pairing you can remove the cable
How to pair an Apple wireless keyboard on Windows 10:
Go into your Bluetooth settings, scroll down and click on "Devices and printers" under the "Related settings" header
Click on "add a device" at this stage make sure the keyboard is in pairing mode (the green light on the keyboard should be flashing"
When Windows finds your keyboard, double click on it
It will ask you for a pin but if you don't already have one under the box where the pin goes click "Try entering passcode on it" (Windows will then generate a passcode for you)
Then type the passcode out using your Apple Wireless keyboard and press Enter
Your keyboard should be all set up
Just had this problem as well. I fixed it by going to bluetooth settings in control panel instead of action center.
- Press the windows key on your old keyboard and type in "Control Panel"
- In the searchbar type in bluetooth
- Select "add a bluetooth device"
- Make sure your keyboard is turned on and in pairing mode (flashing green light)
- Then select it and type in the passcode listed on the screen using your new keyboard, and press enter. 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.