October 30, 2015 · Apple

Apple Keyboard with Mac & Apple TV

If you have a Mac in close range to Apple TV and you want to use the same bluetooth keyboard with both it can be a bit of a pain. If you have a mouse connected another way (not bluetooth) then this tip may come in handy. Make sure the keyboard is connected to the Mac then:

  1. Open system preferences
  2. Click Bluetooth
  3. Click Advanced
  4. Untick Allow Bluetooth devices to wake up this computer

Bluetooth Keyboard dialogue

  1. Press OK
  2. Close the window

Now put your Mac to sleep. Hold the power button on the keyboard for a few seconds. Press the power button again with the Apple TV. As long as you have already associated it with the Apple TV it should then connect.

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