The Apple wireless keyboard has been available for some time now, and it’s one of the best products on the market. It’s slim and compact, but it still offers all the functions that you need from a full-size keyboard. It also has some great built-in shortcuts, such as the spotlight search feature, which are helpful if you’re using it in conjunction with an Apple computer or iPad. But what about if you’re using it with Windows 10? Can you use this same keyboard with Windows? This article will tell you how to connect an Apple wireless keyboard to Windows 10.
Download Driver Easy
Driver Easy is a free driver updater tool that makes it easy to keep your drivers up-to-date. Simply download and install Driver Easy, then run it and click Scan. Driver Easy will then scan your computer for any out-of-date or missing drivers. If it finds any, it will download and install them for you. You can also view a list of all your installed drivers, as well as their version numbers and release dates.
To update one particular driver, just select the device from the list, choose the Update Driver button on the right side of the screen, and follow the instructions.
A few other options that are worth mentioning are the Backup/Restore function (Driver Easy can back up your existing drivers to an external hard drive), Uninstall All Drivers (useful if you’re giving away or selling your computer), Roll Back Driver (this allows you to roll back to an earlier version of a driver without uninstalling it) and Find Drivers Online (for when Driver Easy cannot find your driver).
Run Driver Easy
Download and install Driver Easy. Run Driver Easy and click the Scan Now button. Driver Easy will then scan your computer and detect any problem drivers. Click Update All to download and install new drivers automatically. Or click Update next to the flagged keyboaard driver to automatically download the correct version of that driver, then you can manually install it (you can do this with the FREE version).
Restart your computer after updating all drivers. Plug in the Apple wireless keyboard and press a key on it. You should see a mouse cursor move on screen as well as other functions like volume control work properly. If not, restart your computer again and try again.
Restart your computer after installation
If you’re having trouble connecting your Apple wireless keyboard to Windows 10, don’t worry. It’s a common problem, and there are a few things you can do to fix it. The first thing you should try is restarting your computer. You’ll also want to make sure that the bluetooth on both devices is turned on, and that they’re within 30 feet of each other.
In addition, make sure that the Function Keys option is enabled in the settings of your wireless keyboard (this is usually found under General > Keyboards > Keyboard).
Finally, check for any updates for the operating system or drivers by going into Control Panel > Hardware and Sound > Device Manager > Mice and Other Pointing Devices > Right-click on Apple Bluetooth Radio then click Update Driver Software. There might be an update available which will fix the issue. If this doesn’t work, turn off discovery mode on your computer by opening Settings > Bluetooth & other devices and turning off discoverable mode .
Next, open up your Start menu and type Bluetooth in the search bar. Once Bluetooth appears as an option, right-click on it and select Properties. Now select Turn Off Discoverability.
Then open the System applet and go to Additional then Troubleshoot, and finally click Connect using Bluetooth. Choose your Apple wireless keyboard from the list of options that appears (should appear near top) and follow the prompts until you have successfully connected it with Windows 10.
The process may seem complicated at first, but once you’ve gone through the steps, it’ll become second nature. If nothing seems to work after trying these methods, please contact us so we can help you find a solution!
Connect your Apple wireless keyboard
If you have an Apple wireless keyboard, you can connect it to your Windows 10 computer using the Bluetooth feature. Here’s how:
- Open the Settings app by pressing the Windows key + I on your keyboard.
- Click Devices.
- Click Bluetooth & other devices in the left sidebar.
- Make sure Bluetooth is turned On. If it’s not, click the toggle switch to turn it On.
- Click Add Bluetooth or other device in the right sidebar.
- Click Bluetooth in the popup window that appears.
- Your computer will now search for available Bluetooth devices within range that can be paired with your computer . Select your keyboard from the list of found devices. Once selected, a pairing code will appear at the bottom of the screen. Enter this code into your Apple wireless keyboard to complete pairing.
- Your computer should now display a Connected message next to your newly-paired device under Bluetooth.
- From here, you’ll be able to use all of your wireless keyboard’s features (including its QWERTY keys) on Windows 10! You can still use your Windows laptop keyboard when needed, but it may feel awkward if you’re coming from a Mac OS X environment.
- Follow these steps again if you want to add another device like a mouse or tablet wirelessly to your PC over Bluetooth.
- For reference, we’ve also included screenshots below that illustrate each step of the process. Screenshot illustrating Step 1. Open the Settings app
Screenshot illustrating Step 2. Click Devices
Screenshot illustrating Step 3. Click Bluetooth & other devices
Screenshot illustrating Step 4. Make sure Bluetooth is turned On.
Screenshot illustrating Step 5. Click Add Bluetooth or other device. Screenshot illustrating Step 6. Click Bluetooth.
Screenshot illustrating Step 7. Pairing Code
Screenshot illustrating Step 8. Connected Screenshot illustrating Step 9. Using Wireless Keyboard
- For those with an Apple wired keyboard, Microsoft has detailed a similar process for connecting a wired Apple keyboard to your PC in our guide.
Connect your mouse (optional)
Before you begin, make sure that your Apple wireless keyboard is turned on by pressing the power button on the top right side. Then, open up the Settings app by pressing the Windows key + I on your keyboard. Next, click Devices. In the Devices menu, click Bluetooth & other devices and then make sure Bluetooth is turned on. Now, return to your Apple wireless keyboard and press and hold the Fn + Command + Spacebar keys simultaneously for three seconds.
This will put your keyboard into discovery mode. Finally, go back to the Bluetooth & other devices menu in Settings and click Add Bluetooth or other device. Your computer should now detect your Apple wireless keyboard. Click Done once it appears in the list of available devices. You may need to enter a code (which can be found in the instructions manual) if prompted. And voila! You’re done! Now you can use your Apple wireless keyboard with Windows 10!
Assuming you have an Apple wireless keyboard (looks like this) and a Windows 10 computer, here’s how to connect the two:
- Open the Start menu and type in Bluetooth.
- Select Add a Bluetooth Device.
- Put your Apple wireless keyboard into pairing mode by turning it on and holding down the Command key and the Space bar simultaneously.
- Your computer should now show that it’s searching for Bluetooth devices.
- Once it finds your keyboard, select it from the list of devices and click Pair.
- You may be prompted to enter a passcode on your keyboard. If so, just type in 0000 and hit Enter. Congratulations! Now you can use your wireless Apple keyboard with Windows 10.