iPad - Using Bluetooth devices

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Using Bluetooth devices

You can use iPad with the Apple Wireless Keyboard and other Bluetooth devices, such as
Bluetooth headphones. For supported Bluetooth profiles, go to support.apple.com/kb/HT3647.

Pairing Bluetooth devices

You must first pair a Bluetooth device (such as a keyboard or headphones) with iPad before you
can use it.

Pair a Bluetooth device with iPad:


Follow the instructions that came with the device to make it discoverable.


In Settings, choose General > Bluetooth, and turn Bluetooth on.


Select the device and, if prompted, enter the passkey or PIN number. See the instructions about

the passkey or PIN that came with the device.
Note: Before you pair an Apple Wireless Keyboard, press the power button to turn the keyboard
on. You can pair only one Apple Wireless Keyboard with iPad at a time. To pair a different
keyboard, you must first unpair the current one.
After you pair the keyboard with iPad, the product name and a Bluetooth icon appear on
the screen.
After you pair headphones with iPad, the product name and a Bluetooth audio icon appear on
the screen along with the audio or video playback controls. Tap to switch to a different audio
output, such as the internal speaker.

To use the onscreen keyboard again, turn off Bluetooth in Settings > General > Bluetooth, or press
the Eject key on the Bluetooth keyboard.


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Bluetooth status

The Bluetooth icon appears in the iPad status bar at the top of the screen:


(white): Bluetooth is on and paired with a device.


(gray): Bluetooth is on and paired with a device, but the device is out of range or turned off.


No Bluetooth icon: Bluetooth is turned off or not paired with a device.

Unpairing a Bluetooth device from iPad

If you pair iPad with one Bluetooth device and then want to use a different device of the same
type instead, you must unpair the first device.
Unpair a Bluetooth device: Go to Settings > General > Bluetooth, then turn Bluetooth on.
Choose the device, then tap “Forget this Device.”