Setting up a Bluetooth Keyboard and Mouse on your Mac


It’s obvious that your Mac ships with the two Bluetooth devices, namely Magic Keyboard and Magic Mouse, but you would like other devices with different design so that you can further your experience with the Mac. At this point, you may want to select a third-party Bluetooth keyboard and mouse, however, you may be left wondering how to set up it on your laptop, right? Don’t stress out yet. We are here to help you with exactly that. You simply follow these simple steps.

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Step 1: Click on the Apple icon in the top left corner of your Mac’s screen.

Step 2: Select System Preferences.

Step 3: Select the Bluetooth icon. (a blue oval with a funny-looking white B).

Step 4: Click on the Turn on Bluetooth button if Bluetooth is not enabled.

Step 5: You are now asked to set your Bluetooth device into pairing mode. It’s good to be aware that there is an exact way to go into pairing mode depending on the device type you are using, but most automatically go into pairing mode the first time they are enabled.

Step 6: Click on the Pair button next to the keyboard you would like to pair.

Step 7: Click on the Pair button next to the mouse you would like to pair.

That’s it. You are all done setting up a Bluetooth keyboard and mouse on your Mac.

It should be noted that because Bluetooth keyboards work using radio signals in the frequency band of 2.4 GHz used by Wi-Fi and Cordless telephones, moreover, you may have an abundance of other Bluetooth devices around, connected to the target machine or with others nearby, your Bluetooth keyboard can’t work perfectly with such electronic noise nearby. If you can’t get rid of interference, it’s best to return to a corded keyboard.

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