How to Make Your Mac Wireless Keyboard Discoverable?

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Are you having trouble connecting your Mac wireless keyboard to your computer? Don't worry, you're not alone! Many Mac users have encountered the same issues while trying to connect their wireless keyboards. Fortunately, we have some tips and tricks to make the process of getting your wireless keyboard discoverable a breeze.

First and foremost, make sure that Bluetooth is enabled on your Mac. You can do this by going to System Preferences > Bluetooth and making sure that the Bluetooth toggle switch is turned on. Once that is done, it's time to make your wireless keyboard discoverable.

To do this, press and hold the ‘Connect' button at the bottom of the keyboard for a few seconds. If your device has an LED indicator light, it will begin blinking red and green alternately – this indicates that your device is now discoverable.

On your Mac computer, open up the Bluetooth by searching for ‘Bluetooth' in the top menu bar or by navigating to System Preferences > Bluetooth. Wait for a few moments until the computer detects and adds your Magic Keyboard to its list of available devices. Once it does so, select the ‘Pair' option next to it and follow any further instructions as given by the system.

Congratulations! You have now successfully made your Mac wireless keyboard discoverable and paired it with your computer. If you encounter any difficulties along the way, you can always reach out to Apple Support or consult their online user manual for more help. Good luck!

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Troubleshooting Issues with Mac Keyboard Discoverability

Your Mac keyboard may not be discoverable because the Bluetooth settings on your Mac are not enabled. To enable Bluetooth, open System Preferences and click on the Bluetooth icon. Make sure that the switch at the top of the window is set to On. If your keyboard is still not discoverable, then it may need to be reset or re-paired with your Mac. To do this, remove the keyboard from your list of devices and then add it again.

Making a Mac Keyboard Discoverable on a PC

To make your Mac keyboard discoverable on PC, you will need to open the Start Menu and go to Settings > Devices > Bluetooth. Once in the Bluetooth menu, you will need to click “Add Bluetooth or another device” and then select “Bluetooth” from the list of options. Finally, wait for your PC to detect the Magic Keyboard and then follow any additional instructions it provides. You should now be able to pair your Mac keyboard with your Windows laptop!

Making Bluetooth Mouse and Keyboard Discoverable

To make your Bluetooth mouse and keyboard discoverable, you need to press and hold the Connect button on the bottom of the mouse. If your device has a battery indicator light, it will blink and alternate between red and green to indicate that the device is discoverable. Once you have done this, you will need to open up your computer's Bluetooth software. Depending on what type of computer you are using, this may be located in different places. For example, if you are using a Windows computer you should find it under Settings > Devices > Bluetooth & other devices. Once you have opened up the Bluetooth software, you should be able to see your mouse and keyboard listed as discoverable devices.

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Troubleshooting Issues with Wireless Keyboards Not Being Discoverable

It is possible that your wireless keyboard is not discoverable due to a few different reasons. First, the batteries that you are using may be low in power, which can cause the receiver to not be able to detect the keyboard. Additionally, the receiver might be plugged into a port on your computer that is not working correctly. Additionally, it's possible that there is interference from other wireless devices in your area which can prevent the wireless device from being detected.

Resetting an Apple Bluetooth Keyboard on a Mac

To reset your Apple Bluetooth Keyboard for Mac, you will need to shift-option-click the Bluetooth icon in your menu bar. From there, scroll down to the keyboard in question and click “Factory Reset”. This will restore your keyboard to its original factory settings, allowing it to work with your Mac again. Make sure that you have your keyboard connected before attempting a reset.

Connecting a Wireless Mac Keyboard to Windows

Connecting a wireless Mac keyboard to Windows is relatively easy. First, make sure that the keyboard is powered on and in pairing mode. Then open the Windows Control Panel, click on “Device and Printers”, and select “Add a Device”. The computer should detect the keyboard and prompt you to confirm the pairing. Once confirmed, you can use the keyboard with your Windows device. If your Mac keyboard has additional features like media keys or special buttons, you may need to download additional software in order for them to work properly with your Windows machine.

Resetting an Apple Wireless Keyboard

To reset an Apple Wireless Keyboard, you will need to first hold down the Shift and Option keys (‘Alt' on some keyboards) while clicking on the Bluetooth icon in the menu bar. This will open a Bluetooth menu. Once this menu is visible, release the keys. From this menu, select Debug > Remove All Devices. After doing this, restart your Mac, and then you can set up your keyboard and/or mouse as normal.

Using a Mac Keyboard with a PC

Yes, you can use a Mac keyboard with a PC. If you have installed Microsoft Windows on your Mac using Boot Camp, then the same keyboard that you use for macOS can also be used for your Windows operating system. The key layout is slightly different between the two platforms, so you may need to adjust your typing habits when switching between the two. Additionally, some of the special keys like Command and Option may not work as expected in Windows; however, these can usually be mapped to other keys or functions.

Putting a Wireless Keyboard into Discoverable Mode

To put your wireless keyboard into discoverable mode, you'll first need to make sure the device is powered on. Check the power button and make sure the LED light is lit up. Once you've done that, press and hold the Connect/Pairing button for a few seconds until the LED starts blinking. This will indicate that it is in discoverable mode and ready to be paired.


In conclusion, discovering a Mac wireless keyboard is a simple process that can be completed with ease. By enabling Bluetooth on your Mac and pressing the Connect button on the bottom of the mouse, you can make your Mac wireless keyboard discoverable to your computer. Once it has been detected, you can then use it just as you would a wired keyboard. With this simple process, you can now enjoy the convenience of using a wireless keyboard with your Mac!

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James Walker has a deep passion for technology and is our in-house enthusiastic editor. He graduated from the School of Journalism and Mass Communication, and loves to test the latest gadgets and play with older software (something we’re still trying to figure out about himself). Hailing from Iowa, United States, James loves cats and is an avid hiker in his free time.