How to connect a Magic Keyboard to an iPad so you can type on a physical keyboard instead of a touchscreen

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Connecting a keyboard to your iPad makes typing easier and more convenient.

  • To connect the Magic Keyboard to your iPad, you need to first pair it via Bluetooth and have iOS 9.1 or later.
  • The process is different if you’re using the Magic Keyboard for iPad, which is designed to easily sync with your device through a magnetic connection.
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Touchscreens can be great, but sometimes you just want the ease and comfort of a physical keyboard. For Apple users, that usually means using a Magic Keyboard with your iPad.

Here’s what you’ll need to do to connect it to your tablet.

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How to connect a Magic Keyboard to your Mac so you can type wirelessly

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It’s easy to connect a Magic Keyboard to any Mac computer.

  • You can connect a Magic Keyboard to your Mac through Bluetooth or using the Lightning port and charging cable.
  • The first time you pair your devices, you’ll need to use the latter method, along with a Lightning-to-USB (or USB-C) cable, to create a connection, then turn on Bluetooth.
  • You may also need to get an adapter for the Lightning port method, depending on the computer you have.
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Whether you’re using a Mac or MacBook, the Magic Keyboard can be a valuable tool for getting things done.

Here’s what you need to do to connect the keyboard to your computer so that you can start using it.

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