Written by Eric Wyatt (last updated October 12, 2020)
Previously, we have described what Bluetooth is. No, it's not a dental term, as you can see from the article. It is a way to connect or exchange data over short distances via radio waves. Bluetooth technology has become a growing, popular method to connect devices, ranging from keyboards and mice to speakers and printers.
A Windows user (I'll call him Rick) wanted to know how to connect his new Bluetooth wireless keyboard to his Windows 10 computer. This is a simple process and quite easy. Let's walk through how to connect the devices.
Figure 1. Bluetooth & Other Devices section of the Settings dialog box.
Figure 2. Add a Device window.
Figure 3. The Add a Device pop-up window showing nearby Bluetooth devices.
Figure 4. The Add a Device pop-up window shows a PIN needed to connect a Bluetooth Keyboard.
Figure 5. A connected Bluetooth keyboard in the Bluetooth & Other Devices section of the Settings dialog.
Connecting a Bluetooth keyboard is rather quick and easy. Now the hardest thing will be remembering to keep charged batteries in the device. If your batteries do die, no worries—put in a fresh set or charge the keyboard and your computer should connect automatically once the keyboard is powered back up.
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