How to Connect Keyboard to iPad Without Bluetooth

Just plug the keyboard's USB-C cable into the iPad's USB-C port directly . Connect the wired keyboard to the adapter. Test the keyboard in an app like Notes. If it doesn't work, connect the devices in reverse order by first connecting the wired keyboard to the adapter and then connecting the adapter to the iPad.

iPad is an incredibly useful device. It is portable, convenient, and perfect for many tasks. But typing on the virtual keyboard can be a challenge, especially if you have a lot of typing to do. Fortunately, you can connect a keyboard to your iPad and make typing a breeze.

There are two ways to connect a keyboard to your iPad: wired and wireless. In this guide, we will show you how to connect a keyboard to your iPad without Bluetooth.

Firstly, let’s talk about the wireless method. To use this method, your iPad needs to be running on software version 14.5 or newer. If you are not sure which software version you have, head over to the settings, then tap into general, and then about. Once you have verified that your software version is supported, turn on Bluetooth and place your keyboard and mouse into pairing mode. Tap on the pair option when you see your keyboard or mouse under other devices, and you’re good to go.

Now, let’s move on to the wired way. If you have a USB type-A keyboard and mouse, you won’t be able to plug them directly into your iPad. You need an adapter that converts the USB type-A into USB type-C. Plug your mouse and keyboard into the adapter and connect it to your iPad. You can now use your mouse to control the iPad screen and the keyboard to type.

It’s that simple. Connecting a keyboard to your iPad without Bluetooth is easy. Whether you prefer wired or wireless, there’s a solution that can help you make the most out of your iPad.


How do I get my iPad to recognize my keyboard?
Go to Settings >, General >, Keyboard. Tap Keyboards, then do any of the following: Add a keyboard: Tap Add New Keyboard, then choose a keyboard from the list. Repeat to add more keyboards.