iPad Pro Smart Keyboard not working? Here ‘s the Real Fix

As useful as the iPad Pro Smart keyboard is, sometimes things can just go wrong and it can stop working as it should. There can be several reasons for your smart keyboard's failure. One of the most common is the various software glitches that can render the keyboard unresponsive. The other reason is hardware. When you drop the device or it suffers water damage. A software problem can be easy to fix as we shall see in the following article. A hardware problem on the other hand can be more problematic since it may require physical repair of the device.

The following are the effective solutions we promised you to help you get the iPad Pro smart keyboard working properly again;

1. Check the Connection

Sometimes the problem can be a small one. So before you go trying more invasive solutions, you might want to check the small things. In this case, make sure that the keyboard doesn't have dust and debris on it which can interfere with its effectiveness. While you are at it, it is important to make sure that the plastic covering the connector pins or even the smart connector is free of dust. Make sure that there is nothing hindering the connection between the iPad and the keyboard.

2. Disconnect Smart Keyboard an Reconnect

If everything is clean and the keyboard still will not work correctly, plugging it out and then reconnecting it may fix the problem. to do this correctly and make sure that your iPad is detecting the smart keyboard, make sure the keyboard is connected and then launch the on-screen keyboard. Watch your on-screen keyboard as you disconnect the smart keyboard. If it disappears and then appears, your iPad is detecting the smart keyboard.

3. Check the Internet Connection

There are some iPad Pro users who have claimed that a faulty or poor Wi-Fi connection can cause the iPad Pro to fail to recognize the smart keyboard. So, you might want to test the strength of your Wi-Fi connection before attempting any other solutions. If the connection is weak, you may have a few problems connecting your smart keyboard to the iPad Pro.

4. Force Restart iPad

The simplest way to fix iPad pro Smart keyboard not working is to force restart the iPad. To do this, just press the home button and the power button at the same time for at least 10 seconds. Release them when the Apple Logo appears on the screen.

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5. Reset iMessage

You might also want to reset iMessage if the iPad still won't recognize the smart keyboard. Here's how to do it;

Step 1: Open the Settings on your iPad Pro and then tap on messages;toggle iMessages off .

Step 2: Wait 5 minutes and then toggle iMessages back on.

6. Reset All Settings

Of resetting iMessage doesn't work, you may want to try resetting all settings on your iPad. This will often eliminate a bug in the settings that could be causing the connection problem. Follow these simple steps to reset all settings;

Step 1: Open the Settings App on you iPad and then tap on "General."

Step 2: Scroll down to tap on "Reset" and the select "Reset All Settings."

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7. Fix Smart Keyboard Not Working iPad Without Data Loss

If everything you've tried so far doesn't work to solve the problem, it may be time to consider a third-party app that is designed to fix iOS related problems. This is Tenorshare ReiBoot an iOS system recovery program that can be used to fix all sorts of stuck issues with your iOS devices.

Step 1: Connect your iPhone to the computer and run the tool. Now, click on "Repair Operating system" option. On the next screen, click "Start Repair" option.

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Step 2: Look for Download option to install the latest firmware package online.

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Step 3: On the subsequent screen, tap "Repair Now" to begin the recovery of your iPhone. After the process ends, your iPhone will reboot with the latest iOS 12 in it working fine.

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8. Restore iPad from iTunes

Restoring iPad to factory setting is also one of the solutions that you can use. All you need to do is follow the steps given below.

Step 1: Connect your device to the computer and open iTunes.

Step 2: Select your iPad when it appears in iTunes. Click on "Restore iPad" option.

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We hope one of our solutions helped you fix the iPad Pro Smart keyboard not connecting issue. Let us which method worked best in the comments section below.

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