Difficulties pairing Apple Bluetooth keyboard to iPad 3rd GEN

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    I have had my new iPad 3[SUP]rd[/SUP] Gen for a week. It is some much faster than my 1[SUP]st[/SUP] Gen iPad and the screen is incredibly sharp. OK, enough gushing over this thing.

    While I had my 1[SUP]st[/SUP] Gen iPad, I paired the Apple Bluetooth keyboard (A1314) used it for the last 12 months with no issues. Before heading to class the other night, I am an adult student finishing two Bachelors degrees, I went to pair the A1314 to the iPad 3[SUP]rd[/SUP] Gen. I did not have any luck. This left me with no choice but to take notes old school with a pen and paper, not acceptable:mad:


    Has anyone else had this issue? If so how did you resolve this?


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    Huh, that is weird. Because my Apple keyboard (same model) just paired up right away with my iPad3.

    So, let's walk through what I did, and maybe that'll help. Go to Settings > General > Bluetooth and turn Bluetooth on. Then, turn on the keyboard. I got the four-digit code right off and am now typing away. I also turned off Bluetooth and when I turned it on, it automatically found the keyboard. Same thing if I turned off/on the keyboard.

    Which, obviously, doesn't help you. So, maybe you need to start over? First, try to "forget" the device, then try to hook it up. Or, do either a restart or reset of the iPad (essentially, reboot it to make it behave correctly).

    Since I can't duplicate, I really can't help. But, maybe some of these suggestions will? Give them a try and let us know how you get on.

    Marilyn
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    I have done all of these things. I am sorry, I should have included those details in my posting.
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    I did not spend that much more time dealing with this issue. I did try to pair the keyboard with my iPhone4, had the same issue. Tried to pair with my wife’s iPad 3rd gen, and her iPhone4, still the same issue. I just sucked it up and got a replacement, however, this time I got the Logitech Tablet Keyboard For iPad. When I got home, I followed the instructions and I was paired and connected in less time than to took to get the keyboard out of the cardboard box that was inside the nicely branded Logitech packaging.
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    I guess you just may have had a dodgy keyboard.

    Regardless, I am glad you got it sorted. I like the Logitech stuff too...

    Marilyn
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    Apple Keyboard to iPad 3

    If you're still having problems with this, check out this post on my blog where I discuss how to fix this issue:

    [Moderator edit: Removed link to personal blog site. Please read our rules. Thanks.]

    Good luck!
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