The iPad Smart Keyboard is an optional accessory designed by Apple specifically for the iPad Pro. It provides a comfortable typing experience and is highly convenient for those who do a lot of typing on their iPad.
However, like any electronic device, it can sometimes experience technical issues. If your iPad Smart Keyboard is not working or not connecting to your iPad as it should, then you should try the following steps to troubleshoot the issue.
Steps to Troubleshoot an iPad Smart Keyboard
- Check the Power Source
The first thing to do when troubleshooting an iPad Smart Keyboard is to check the power source. Ensure the keyboard is plugged into a working power source and the power light is on. If the power light is not on, the keyboard may need to be replaced.
- Verify Bluetooth
The iPad Smart Keyboard uses Bluetooth technology to connect to your iPad. Ensure Bluetooth is enabled on your iPad and the keyboard is paired with it. Go to Settings > Bluetooth and make sure the iPad Smart Keyboard is listed under “My Devices.” If it is not listed, you will need to repair it.
- Check the Connectors
The iPad Smart Keyboard has two connectors on the side that must be connected to your iPad for it to work correctly. Make sure both connectors are securely attached to your iPad. If they are loose or not connected properly, then the keyboard may not work.
- Use the Keyboard Troubleshooter
The iPad Smart Keyboard has a built-in troubleshooter to help you identify and fix issues. To access the troubleshooter, press and hold the power button for 3 seconds. It will open the troubleshooter. Follow the instructions.
- Reset the Keyboard
If the troubleshooter doesn't help, try resetting the iPad Smart Keyboard. To do this, press and hold the power button for 10 seconds. It will reset the keyboard and any settings you have changed.
- Replace the Battery
If none of the above steps have fixed your issue, you may need to replace your iPad Smart Keyboard battery. To do this, open the back of the keyboard and remove the old battery. Insert a new battery and close the back of the keyboard.
If your iPad Smart Keyboard is not working or not connecting to your iPad as it should, then the above steps should help you troubleshoot and fix the issue.
However, if none of the steps have worked, you may need to replace the keyboard. If you are in the market for a new or refurbished iPad Smart Keyboard, then make sure you purchase it from a reputable retailer.
Refurbished electronics can save you money, but make sure the retailer you purchase from has a good reputation and offers a warranty.