How to Connect Magic Keyboard to Mac

Joel Mason

Mac, Tutorials

Are you excited to connect your Magic Keyboard to your Mac? The Magic Keyboard is a sleek and stylish wireless keyboard designed by Apple for their Mac computers.

It offers a great typing experience with its comfortable keys and compact design. In this tutorial, we will guide you through the step-by-step process of connecting your Magic Keyboard to your Mac.

Step 1: Check Compatibility

Before we begin, make sure that your Magic Keyboard is compatible with your Mac. The Magic Keyboard is compatible with Mac computers running macOS 10.12.4 or later. If you have an older version of macOS, you may need to update it before connecting the keyboard.

Step 2: Prepare Your Magic Keyboard

If you haven’t already done so, insert the batteries into your Magic Keyboard. The battery compartment is located on the back of the keyboard. You will need two AA batteries for the keyboard to function properly.

Step 3: Turn on Bluetooth

To connect your Magic Keyboard to your Mac, you need to enable Bluetooth on both devices. On your Mac, click on the Apple menu in the top-left corner of the screen and select “System Preferences”.

In the System Preferences window, click on “Bluetooth”. Make sure that the Bluetooth switch is turned on.

Step 4: Put Your Magic Keyboard in Pairing Mode

To put your Magic Keyboard in pairing mode, press and hold down the power button until the green LED light starts blinking. The power button is located on the right side of the keyboard, next to the Caps Lock key.

Step 5: Connect Your Magic Keyboard

On your Mac, in the Bluetooth settings window, you should see a list of available devices. Look for “Apple Wireless Keyboard” or “Apple Magic Keyboard” in the list and click on it. Then click on the “Connect” button to establish the connection between your Mac and the keyboard.

Step 6: Verify the Connection

Once connected, your Magic Keyboard should be ready to use with your Mac. To verify the connection, open a text editor or any application that requires typing and start typing on your Magic Keyboard. The text should appear on your screen as you type.


If you are experiencing any issues with connecting your Magic Keyboard to your Mac, try the following troubleshooting steps:

  • Check Battery Level: Make sure that your batteries have enough charge. Replace them if necessary.
  • Restart Your Mac: Sometimes a simple restart can fix connectivity issues.
  • Reset Bluetooth Module: In some cases, resetting the Bluetooth module can help.

    Go to System Preferences > Bluetooth, right-click on your keyboard’s name, and select “Remove”. Then restart your Mac and try connecting again.

  • Contact Apple Support: If none of the above steps work, reach out to Apple Support for further assistance.

Congratulations! You have successfully connected your Magic Keyboard to your Mac. Enjoy typing away on this sleek and stylish keyboard!

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