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Fourth generation wireless keyboard made by Apple. Released in October 2015. Model A1644.

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Is wired connection to PC possible?

Hello,

I read in some Magic Keyboard tests that it does not actually need Bluetooth to work. If you just plug the lighting/USB cable to your Mac and turn off Bluetooth, it works.

I was wondering if the same was possible with a PC not equipped with Bluetooth, i.e. is the Magic Keyboard working when plugged with the cable into a PC.

Thanks in advance !

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Why not try it? Can't​ hurt.

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@tdenta just get a bluetooth dongle and follow this setup. It all will of course depend on what Windows OS ( or Linux ) you are using. You may need to get the drivers for it.

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@oldturkey03, you have gained more rep in the last two weeks than I have all time! How do you do it?

P.S. still @pccheese

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My Gosh! I hope we'll both still be fixin' then!

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just plug it it. worst that happens is your house will explode. Just kidding, worst that will happen is that it wont work.

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Thanks for helping me.

However my goal is to find out if this keyboard is working wired to a PC, before buying it. It's one of the features that will influence my decision.

I would be glad if someone having the keyboard could try the "wired to PC" thing for me, and tell if it works straight away or not.

Thanks in advance.

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Thanks for the suggestion !

I would like to avoid buying a Bluetooth dongle. The keyboard itself it quite expensive …

I thought someone had tried at least once this wired connection.

The OS used would be Windows 10. If I could rely on automated driver installation it would be great. I don't really care about special function keys, as long as letters and numbers work I'm happy.

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@tdenta, plug your USB in and let it rip

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