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As a Mac user, experiencing issues with your keyboard not connecting can be frustrating. Whether it’s a wireless or Bluetooth keyboard, there are a few quick fixes you can try to resolve the problem. Here’s a step-by-step guide to help you troubleshoot and reconnect your Mac keyboard:
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How To Fix Keyboard Not Connecting Mac
Check the keyboard’s power and batteries:
Ensure that your Apple Magic Keyboard or other wireless keyboards have adequate battery power. If your keyboard uses batteries, replace them and see if the issue persists.
Restart your Mac:
Sometimes, a simple restart can fix a variety of issues. Reboot your Mac and check if your keyboard starts working again.
Verify Bluetooth is enabled:
Ensure that Bluetooth is turned on in your Mac’s System Preferences. If it’s off, enable it and try connecting your Bluetooth keyboard again.
Remove and re-add the keyboard:
In System Preferences, go to “Bluetooth” and remove the keyboard from the list of connected devices. Then, attempt to re-add it by clicking the “+” button and following the on-screen instructions.
Reset your Mac’s Bluetooth module:
Press and hold Shift + Option and click on the Bluetooth icon in the menu bar. Select “Debug” and then “Reset the Bluetooth module.” Restart your Mac and try reconnecting your keyboard.
Check for macOS updates:
Outdated macOS versions can cause connectivity issues. Head to System Preferences > Software Update to check for and install any available updates.
Reset NVRAM (Non-Volatile Random-Access Memory):
Shut down your Mac and then power it on. Immediately press and hold Option + Command + P + R for 20 seconds. Release the keys after the Apple logo appears and disappears twice.