Set up and use the Magic Keyboard

A new Magic Keyboard is consisted by Apple. While they sell it with Macs, it also works with the iPad.

The new Magic Keyboard has a smaller footprint, yet full-sized keys, a lower profile. We should be thankful for a re-engineered scissor mechanism. Enjoy 33% more stability. It may not be the old-school electric clickity-clacker some still enjoy. But the Magic Keyboard is slimmer and more portable than ever. It also works perfectly well with the iPad while it’s sold with the Mac.

How to pair the Magic Keyboard to your iPad

Automatically, the Magic Keyboard can pair with a Mac. The first time you plug it in via the Lightning cable charger. However, you have to go through Bluetooth for the iPad.

  • If it isn’t already, turn the Magic Keyboard on. Switch it off and then on to make it discoverable otherwise. The switch is on the back left.


  • On your iPad, you should launch the Settings app.
  • Click on Bluetooth.


  • Confirm Bluetooth is set to On, then let it search for devices.
  • When it appears to pair, click on Magic Keyboard.


  • That’s it. You’re done. No pins, no muss, no fuss, no codes.

Note: I’d suggest doing the pairing the first time you turn the Magic Keyboard on. And turn it on when you’re not around any other devices that might try to grab it first, for that reason.

How to check the battery charge level for the Magic Keyboard on your iPad.

There’s no charge indicator on the Magic Keyboard itself, on concord, you can easily check the power level on your iPad.

  • From the top of the screen swipe it down to bring down Notification Center.
  • Scroll down to the Batteries sections.
  • For Magic Keyboard, read the charge level.


How to discover Magic Keyboard shortcuts on iPad

iOS 9 lets you quickly and easily find all the available keyboard shortcuts in an app, once you’re connected,

  • Launch the app you want to use.
  • Hold down the modifier key shift, alt, or command keys if you want to see the shortcuts.


How to quickly switch apps using the Magic Keyboard on the iPad

When using your iPad by itself, double-clicking the Home button is how you bring up the fast app switcher. Once you’re connected to the Magic Keyboard. Nevertheless, you can switch apps without your fingers ever leaving the keys.

  • Hold down the command key and hit the tab key.
  • Until you get to the app, keep hitting the tab key you want to switch to.
  • Let go of the command key.


  • If you’re thinking that’s exactly such as alt-tab on Windows and command-tab on the Mac.

How to disconnect or un-pair the Magic Keyboard from your iPad

You can simply turn your Magic Keyboard off if you want to revert back to the virtual keyboard. If you want to disconnect it or have your iPad forget about it entirely, you can do that in Settings.

  • On your iPad, you can launch the Settings app.
  • Click on Bluetooth.
  • Click on the Info button to the right of the Magic Keyboard entry.


  • Click on Disconnect to temporarily stop your iPad from detecting the Magic Keyboard. You have to reconnect later to use it again.
  • Click on Forget This Device to sever the pairing between your iPad and the Magic Keyboard. You’ll have to repair later to use it again.

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