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How to pair a Bluetooth keyboard with an Android phone

This tutorial shows you how to make typing easier on your Android phone or tablet by pairing it with a Bluetooth keyboard

If you want to type long emails or use a full office suite on your Android phone you’ll need to connect it to a Bluetooth keyboard. Here’s how.


  1. Bluetooth settings

    Load up Settings. Select “Wireless and network”, then scroll down and select “Bluetooth settings”. Ensure Bluetooth is switched On. If activated you will see the Bluetooth symbol in the notification area.


  2. Turn it on

    Switch your Bluetooth keyboard on and activate it’s pairing mode. The exact process to enable pairing mode varies from keyboard to keyboard, check the manual if you are unsure.


  3. Get scanning

    With the keyboard in pairing mode, select ‘Scan for devices’ on your Android device, then select the keyboard from the list and choose ‘pair’. Enter the PIN that is displayed using your Bluetooth keyboard to complete the process.

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