- To fix unable to connect smart keyboard on ipad -> update your ipad to the latest version and force restart your ipad.
- Quick fix: Turn off and turn on ipad and turn on and turn off airplane mode once and try to connect the smart keyboard to ipad.
- Fixes for Connecting Smart Keyboard With the iPad
- Steps to Fix Unable to connect Smart keyboard with the iPad
- Turn off airplane mode and turn on Again
- Restart your iPad to fix Unable to connect Smart keyboard
- Force Restart your iPad
- Clean Lightning Port and Smart Connector of your iPad
Using smart keyboards with iPads help us to get almost out of the device. Many users have been reported for this problem. Smart keyboard and iOS when you connect an external keyboard to iPad it shows only on screen keyboard accessory not supported(this accessory is not supported by the device). The entire display goes black and shows spinning circles on the screen.
But , in the later case the keyboard Is pretty much non- functional after that.
Fixes for Connecting Smart Keyboard With the iPad
If you are not able to connect an smart keyboard with the iPad so here are certain steps that you need to follow for connecting smart keyboard with the iPad
Steps to Fix Unable to connect Smart keyboard with the iPad
Update your iPad to Latest IOS
To update your iPad to the latest version of iPad OS is always the best option using iPad and get rid of any issues with iPad.
Step 1: Go to settings >> general >>software update.
Step 2: Now go ahead and click download and install
If you are using a magic keyboard make sure that you need to have iPad OS 14.5 or later.
Turn off airplane mode and turn on Again
Step 1: On your iPad swipe from top to bottom which brings up control panel
Step 2: Now tap on airplane mode button and turn it on.
Step 3: Wait for 1 to 2 minutes and, turn off airplane mode.
Also Read: 1) How to Fix iPad not responding to Touch
Restart your iPad to fix Unable to connect Smart keyboard
Step 1: Remove smart keyboard on your iPad
Step 2: Now, press and hold the power button on top of your iPad until you see a slide to power off on your ipad screen.
Step 3: Once you see the slide to power off -> slide over it and wait for your iPad to restart.
That’s it, once you restart your iPad your issue while connecting or unable to connect smart keyboard issues will be resolved and this method worked for many iPad users.
Force Restart your iPad
Press and hold volume up button and volume down button once -> press power button and wait for your ipad to restart.
Clean Lightning Port and Smart Connector of your iPad
Go ahead and clean the ports with a toothbrush or toothpick and micro fiber cloth and also blow air into the port with your mouth so that dust stuck inside should go away.
if your keyboard is not connecting or else if you are experiencing issues unrelated to connecting then you need to contact apple support.