In Bluetooth Preferences on my Mac, my wireless keyboard simply shows up as a bluetooth device and is not recognised as a keyboard.

Is there a way to force the Mac to recognise this device as a keyboard?

The reason I need to do this is so that the keyboard shows up as an option in the "Select Keyboard" drop down in System Preferences > Keyboard > Modifier keys.

Please see attached screenshot of device only being recognised as standard bluetooth device.

Bluetooth Devices


Go into System Preferences > Keyboard and then click on the Set Up Bluetooth keyboard button and see if you are able to properly configure your bluetooth keyboard that way.

  • Thanks for the response Mark, unfortunately I have just done that and while it does successfully identify my keyboard within that screen, it is still not recognised as a keyboard device in the bluetooth screen (and more importantly is not listed as a keyboard in the Modifier Keys screen). – Josh D'Ambrosio Oct 31 '17 at 3:20

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