Steps to Set Up a Keyboard and Mouse on your Mac


Though a Mac comes with Magic Keyboard and Magic Mouse, a number of Mac users prefer something different to better their experience with the Mac. So, they decide to opt for a third-party Bluetooth Keyboard and mouse to indulge their passion for Mac. And in this post, we will walk you through the setup. Let’s dig in.

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Step 1: First, click on the Apple icon that sits in the upper left corner of your Mac’s screen.

Step 2: Click on System Preferences.

Step 3: Click on Bluetooth. It’s a funny-looking white B inside a blue oval.

Step 4: Click on the Turn on Bluetooth button if you don’t already have it turned on.

Step 5: You are now required to place your Bluetooth device into pairing mode. Note that the exact way to delve into pairing mode varies according to the device type you are using, but most automatically delve into pairing mode the first time they are enabled.

Step 6: Hit the Pair button next to the keyboard you wish to pair.

Step 7: Hit the Pair button next to the mouse you wish to pair.

That’s it. The setup is finished. You are now able to enjoy your third-party Bluetooth Keyboard and Mouse on your Mac. It’s worth noting that Bluetooth keyboard also works using radio signals in the frequency band of 2.4 GHz, so you should keep it away from electronic noise in case of interference or your Bluetooth keyboard is not able to work well.

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