How Long Does It Take to Charge the Magic Keyboard?

Click Bluetooth &, Other Devices. How long does the Magic Keyboard take to charge? It takes about two hours for your Magic Keyboard to get a complete charge. You can continue using it while it's charging.

One of the most common questions about the Magic Keyboard for iPad is how to charge it. However, this keyboard does not have a battery, which can be confusing for some people. Instead, it relies on the iPad’s battery to power its backlit keys, trackpad, and other capabilities. The charging port on the keyboard is used to deliver power to the iPad, not to charge the keyboard itself.

The 3-pin connector at the back of the keyboard is how it gets its power from the iPad. While using this keyboard may drain the iPad’s battery a little bit more, it is not hugely noticeable. Therefore, it is impossible to check the status of the keyboard’s battery or charge it on its own.

The port on the keyboard is a regular USB-C, but it can only be used to charge the iPad. It is not dedicated to inserting hard drives or other accessories. The main reason for the port’s existence is to make the other port on the iPad’s body available for other things, such as USB sticks or other accessories.

Another reason for the port is to utilize the other left side of the iPad since MacBooks usually have at least two ports. The left side port on the iPad brings power to the device and makes it similar to the MacBook.

In conclusion, the Magic Keyboard for iPad does not have a battery that needs to be charged. Instead, it relies on the iPad’s battery, and the charging port is used to deliver power to the iPad. The port’s primary purpose is to make the other port on the iPad available for other accessories and to utilize the left side of the device.


How do I know when my Apple Magic keyboard is fully charged?
Check battery status To check your device's charge level, click the Control Center icon in the menu bar, then click Bluetooth. Or click the Bluetooth menu in the menu bar.
How often does the Magic Keyboard need to be charged?
Your Magic Keyboard doesn't need to be charged.
Can you leave a Magic Keyboard plugged in all the time?
If this is an Apple keyboard, the lightning to USB cable that came with it can remain connected to your Mac and the keyboard will continously charge as long as there is a power source (e.g. your iMac), or external Apple power adapter.