How to Sync a Wireless Keyboard With a Mac

By David Weedmark

If your Mac computer is equipped with Bluetooth, you can sync a wireless keyboard to it. This process is also known as pairing. Before attempting to add any new hardware to your computer, verify that your Mac OS X operating system software is up to date. Check to see if your Mac has Bluetooth by looking for a Bluetooth icon in System Preferences. If the icon is not there, your computer does not have Bluetooth installed.

Step 1

Open "System Preferences" from the "Apple" menu, then select "Bluetooth." Select both the "On" and "Discoverable" options by placing a check in the boxes.

Step 2

Install the batteries in your keyboard.

Step 3

Click on "Keyboard" in System Preferences, then click the "Set Up Bluetooth Keyboard" button. Your computer begins searching for a Bluetooth keyboard.

Step 4

Turn on the keyboard. A LED light on your keyboard begins to blink, and your computer should recognize, or "discover," the keyboard within about 10 seconds.

Step 5

Enter the eight-digit passkey as displayed in the Keyboard Preferences panel, then press "Enter."

Step 6

Click "Continue." The Setup Assistant now pairs your computer to the keyboard.