2 Make Sure Your Keyboard Is On
Connecting Bluetooth devices to Mac
Now that you know how to connect to Bluetooth on Mac, your computer is readyto get in touch with other devices. The process of establishing a connectionbetween a specific device and your Mac is called pairing. Pairing makes otherdevices recognizable by your Mac and allows for easy automatic connections tobe made.The good news is that Bluetooth devices that came with your Mac are alreadypre-paired and should connect automatically when turned on. In case you’vebought an Apple Bluetooth device separately, here’s how to pair it with yourMac: 1. Connect the device to you Mac using a cable (if available) 2. Turn the device on 3. Go to System Preferences ➙ Bluetooth ➙ Turn Bluetooth On 4. After the device pairs with your Mac, it will appear in the list of available devices ➙ click Connect 5. When the device is charged, unplug it for wireless useWhen connecting non-Apple Bluetooth devices, the key is to enable pairing ordiscoverable mode on the device in question. The exact way to do this willvary, so check the instructions from the manufacturer first. As a rule,devices only stay in discoverable mode for a few minutes — to save thebattery. So hurry up!
How to connect Bluetooth headphones to Mac?
In most ways, Bluetooth headphones are no different than other Bluetooth-enabled devices. Start by making sure your Bluetooth headphones are chargedand in discoverable mode. After that you’re just a few clicks away from havingthem connected to your Mac: 1. Go to System Preferences 2. Click on Bluetooth ➙ Turn Bluetooth On 3. On the right you’ll see a list of devices. When your headphones show up ➙ click ConnectThe same steps can be followed if you wonder how to connect Mac to Bluetoothspeaker.
Tip 2: Disconnect all USB devices
If turning your Mac Bluetooth off and on didn’t help, try disconnecting allyour USB and Bluetooth devices and then connecting them back on again: 1. Go to System Preferences ➙ Bluetooth 2. Click on X beside the device to disconnect it 3. Restart your Mac 4. Wait for a few minutes and reconnect your devicesNote that there can be too many connected Bluetooth devices. The maximumnumber is seven, but at times you might encounter problems once you go overthree or four, as some devices need more data than others.
1. Make Sure Bluetooth Is Enabled and Working
Don’t overlook the most obvious solutions when trying to fix problems. First,go to System Preferences > Bluetooth and make sure that you’ve got Bluetoothturned on.The System Preferences panel will tell you if devices are connected, ifthey’re low on battery, or if there are any other errors.If the preferences panel or your menu bar show a Bluetooth icon with a jaggedline through it (see the image below), that means Bluetooth is offline.Restart your Mac and see if that helps. If not, unplug all USB devices andrestart again.See our guide to fixing Bluetooth on your Mac if this still doesn’t resolvethe issue.
2. Make Sure Your Keyboard Is On
If your Wireless or Magic Keyboard is not connecting, you should first checkthat it’s actually turned on: * On the latest Magic Keyboards, slide the switch on the back edge of the device so that the green color becomes visible. * For older Apple Wireless Keyboards, press the Power button on the right edge and you should see the green LED light up on the top. After your device is on, go back to the Bluetooth preferences panel and see ifit’s connected. If your keyboard is searching for your computer but notconnecting, right-click on your keyboard in the list of devices and selectConnect (if your device isn’t listed, skip ahead to step five below).
If Your Mac USB Keyboard Is Not Working
If your Mac Mini or iMac keyboard is not working, and it’s connected via USB,take the following steps to diagnose and solve the problem.
1. Make sure Bluetooth is enabled on your computer. 2. Open the Start menu by pressing the `Windows key`. 3. Click the Settings icon. 4. Click the Devices option. 5. In Devices, click the Bluetooth & other devices option in the left navigation menu. 6. Click the Add Bluetooth or other device button. 7. In the Add a device pop up window, click Bluetooth to scan for Bluetooth devices. 7. Make sure your Bluetooth headset is powered on and in pairing mode. 8. Click your headset in the list of devices to begin connecting.
Make sure the devices are ready to be connected
Bluetooth devices aren’t always ready to connect. Most dedicated Bluetoothdevices – speakers, headphones, and more – need to be put into pairing mode.You should check your device’s manual to see how to turn on pairing mode.On a phone, tablet, or computer, just make sure that Bluetooth is turned on.You can do this by going into your device’s settings, opening the BLUBluetoothmenu, and toggling it on. If you can’t find this menu, try searching for itusing your device’s search feature.
Make sure the devices aren’t already synced
Quite often when you can’t connect to one device via Bluetooth, it’s becauseyour phone (or tablet) is already connected to another device. The deviceyou’re trying to connect to might also be connected to another.Because most Bluetooth devices can only connect to one other device at a time,you’ll have to disrupt any current connection before you can link up.
Common Bluetooth drive errors and means
Here are some of the most common errors affecting Bluetooth adapters. * Bluetooth device not found. Please verify your device is properly connected and turned on: This error is very common with Windows XP. * Bluetooth cannot start because hardware not found: This is a sharing issue. Sending or receiving files is impossible if your Bluetooth is declared missing.To resolve this kind of issue, Go to Device Manager and click on Bluetooth.Pick the properties od the very first entry which is mostly a wireless module.In the dialogue box for Properties select Power Management tab> uncheck thebox to turn off the device and save power.This action may fix this particular error. * The device is not configured correctlyThe above error could mean that a compatible driver has not been installed orhas gone missing * The device cannot start (Code 10)This means that the Bluetooth Driver is outdated
2 Make sure Bluetooth is turned on
If your Bluetooth is not turned on, your system will not find it. To make sureit is on, do the following. * Click the Start button then choose Settings * Open devices and then navigate to other Bluetooth and other devices * Make sure it is on. If it is not, turn it on * If you use a Laptop that has a Bluetooth switch make sure the switch is on
3 Check your Bluetooth device
If your Bluetooth uses batteries make sure the batteries are fully charged orreplace them with a fresh one. Also, make sure that the batteries are thecorrect ones. Try these steps. * Turn off your Bluetooth and wait for a few seconds then switch it back on * Make sure the device is within range. If the signal is not very strong donât keep it too close to your PC or any other device they plugged to a USB port. Exposed USB devices can affect Bluetooth performance.