How to Pair Apple Wireless Keyboard with Windows 10

Last Updated: September 16, 2020 | Reading Time: 2 minutes

While I was fixing my Razer Blackwidow keyboard, I want to keep my PC operating, so I tried to connect the Apple Wireless Keyboard to my Windows 10 PC. Here’s how I did it.

Latest Version of Windows 10

In Windows 10 Pro version 2004, adding Bluetooth devices, including Apple’s is much easier.

  1. Go to Bluetooth and Other Devices Settings by Navigate it from Start > Type in Bluetooth, and select the Bluetooth and Other Devices Settings.
  2. Turn on the keyboard and you will see the indicator flashing.
  3. Click on “Add Bluetooth or Other Device”.
  4. Under “Add a Device” window, select “Bluetooth”.
  5. Your device will be listed in the next screen.
  6. Select it, and Add the PIN by typing it from your Apple Keyboard and Press Enter.
  7. Done.

I’ve made a short video to make it easier to understand the steps

Older Version of Windows 10

For older version of Windows 10, here’s how to add Apple Keyboard to Windows.

  • In Windows 10’s bluetooth settings (can be found in system tray), click on the icon and then click “Add Bluetooth Device”.
  • Then, on the Apple Wireless Keyboard, hold down Command + W, while Windows is searching for bluetooth devices.
  • Then (hopefully) after it finds your Keyboard, it will want to pair with it. Follow the on screen prompts and eventually you will have to type in a pairing code.
  • Type in this code (shown on the screen) and hit Return. If no code showing, type 123456.
  • Your Keyboard should successfully pair with Windows 10 via Bluetooth
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source: https://discussions.apple.com/thread/7156437

If you have Apple Magic Mouse you can also pair it.

Show 21 Comments

21 Comments

  1. Hi, when you said “Type in this code and hit Return”, what is the code?

    • pupungbp

      There are 6 digits appear on the screen, you just need to re-type it using your Apple Keyboard and hit return.

      • kadoc

        nothing shown when type codes in apple magic keyboard

        • Type any number (eg 123456) on the default keyboard (if you use laptop) and press enter. Then type same number on the apple wireless keyboard and press return. That’s it. Cheers

          • pupungbp

            Nice to know, thanks for sharing.

          • test

            this is correct and thank you Aswanism!!!
            “””
            aswanism (@aswanism) says:
            February 20, 2017 at 3:00 pm
            Type any number (eg 123456) on the default keyboard (if you use laptop) and press enter. Then type same number on the apple wireless keyboard and press return. That’s it. Cheers
            “””

            after a few hours of searching and test, this instruction do the job. thank you Aswanism again!

  2. User

    I didn’t get any code on screen. Screw this I’m rolling back

  3. I didn’t see code as well. And it appeared that keyboard automatically connected to iphone. After switching off bluetooth on iphone pairing with Windows worked smothly

  4. Mike

    Instead of “Connected Devices,” click on Bluetooth; then Comm and + W. Just worked for me. Windows 10 Dell XPS 13

  5. USER

    It worked for my computer and you just need to press pair and type the code and press enter. Then wait for a few seconds for it to conect

    • pupungbp

      Hi, Thanks for sharing.

  6. Leonard S.

    Worked just fine thanks.

  7. tristan

    What I did is to allow the Bluetooth Device to Find Your PC. Go to Settings > Bluetooth and Other Devices > scroll down to related settings, then click More Bluetooth Options > Options > click on Allow Bluetooth devices to find this PC. Then proceed to Add a Device and that will show the passkey and where to punch in (your apple keyboard or your PC).

    • pupungbp

      Thanks for sharing Tristan

  8. Daniel Bürgi

    thats perfect! you just have to try several times. enter the same pin on the wireless keyboard immedeatly after entering in your main device keyboard. an then enter. but you have to do it like stan wawrinka: “Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try Again. Fail again. Fail better.” i have tried at least 50 times… but now its running!!!

    • Wendy

      Genius! I have been struggling with this for so long. Never finding the answer. Your comment to enter the same code immediately on the apple keyboard is the key!

  9. Aaron

    How do I get my Dell Inspiron 3650 to connect to the keyboard? My keyboard will not show up at all.

  10. Catherine

    I have an HP Elitebook Folio G1 and I can pair my apple keyboard to my mac but I can’t seem to find it in the list of available devices when I go to pair it to my HP….. I tried the command w and still nothing. Do I need to rename it through my mac so that I can find it or am I doing something wrong??

  11. Rowhan

    All you really nead to do is press the option to that sais or type in code from other keybard and type the code on the mac keybaord and press enter, voila, and that’s it really.

  12. JRM

    Thank you so much!! Searched for an hour and this is the first set of instructions that worked. I was trying to pair a 2009 Apple wireless keyboard to a Microsoft Surface. It kept asking for a pin… the key for me was to type in the pin and hit enter on the windows machine and then type in the same pin and enter on the mac keyboard. Voila!

  13. grady390

    you are a god. I’d been trying various things for about an hour until this worked. You’re an angel. Thank you!!

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