For several years now, Apple has been positioning the iPad primarily as a device to increase personal efficiency in studies, hobbies or professional activities. At the same time, many owners of an apple tablet have to enter large amounts of text, which is not very convenient to do using a virtual keyboard.
If in the smartphone market the iPhone is desperately fighting with South Korean gadgets for the right to be called the best, then in the “tablet” segment, a rare specialist will question the superiority of the iPad over its competitors. At the same time, Apple’s latest hardware and software innovations turn the tablet, in fact, into a compact ultrabook that is not inferior, and sometimes even superior in its capabilities to another desktop. However, the iPad does not come standard with a physical QWERTY keyboard, which is so necessary for lengthy correspondence, note-taking, posting, and so on.
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Which iPad supports external wireless keyboards?
Any. You can connect a compatible Bluetooth keyboard to all, without exception, iPad models, regardless of form factor, year of manufacture and version of the installed operating system. Only the dimensions of the tablet with the wrong choice of keyboard cover can become a hindrance to use – when ordering such an accessory in an online store, you should clarify the dimensions.
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What keyboard can be connected to the iPad
Apple offers branded keyboard covers for all the latest tablet models, including the iPad Air, iPad, and iPad Pro.
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In addition, as an alternative solution, “Makov” Magic Keyboards with and without a digital (num pad) panel can be used.
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Naturally, third-party accessory manufacturers also produce keyboards for the iPad, which are sometimes not inferior in functionality to Apple’s own products, but are noticeably cheaper.
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How to connect a wireless keyboard to iPad (iPhone)
External keyboards connect to Apple tablets via a Bluetooth connection and there are usually no problems with setting it up even for inexperienced users. Here are the detailed instructions:
1. Turn off the keyboard (if it was on);
2. Activate Bluetooth on iPad (iPhone);
3. Go to the menu “Settings → Bluetooth»;
4. Turn on the keyboard;
5. The keyboard should be defined in the section my devices, click on it;
6. After that, the connection will be established automatically;
Note: In some cases, the system may ask you to enter a code that you need to type on the connected keyboard and press Enter.
7. If the accessory is not in the list of available Bluetooth devices, turn the keyboard off and on again.
8. To disable (disconnect from your Apple device) or “forget” the keyboard, press the “i” icon and select the desired action.