How to Pair a Logitech Keyboard

Connect your Bluetooth or Unifying Logitech keyboard to your device

This article covers how to pair a Logitech wireless keyboard with your computer, including the types of wireless Logitech keyboards, how to pair with Bluetooth, and how to pair with a Logitech Unifying receiver.

Why Are There Two Types of Wireless Logitech Keyboards?

Logitech makes Bluetooth wireless keyboards and wireless keyboards that make use of their proprietary wireless connection. Bluetooth and the Logitech Unifying receiver offer a similar level of performance, reliability, and susceptibility to radio interference, as they use the same wireless band. They each have different setup processes, and they are also compatible with different devices.

Logitech Bluetooth keyboards offer a great deal of compatibility, often allowing you to pair one keyboard to your phone, tablet, and computer and then switch back and forth with the push of a button. Logitech wireless keyboards that use the proprietary Unifying receiver are easier to hook up. While they offer 100 percent compatibility with Windows and Mac computers, they have more limited compatibility with Linux computers, and you can’t use them with phones or tablets.

How to Pair a Bluetooth Logitech Keyboard

If you have a Bluetooth Logitech keyboard, you can pair it with any device designed to work with Bluetooth wireless keyboards. A lot of Logitech’s Bluetooth keyboards can be paired with multiple devices as well, allowing you to easily switch the keyboard between your phone, tablet, and laptop. Depending on your keyboard, you may be able to pair with six or more devices at once.

Here’s how to pair a Bluetooth Logitech keyboard:

  1. Remove the spacer from the battery compartment if your keyboard is new, or insert fresh batteries if it isn’t.

    The battery spacer on a Logitech keyboard.
  2. Turn the keyboard on.

    The power switch on a Logitech Bluetooth keyboard.
  3. If your keyboard supports multiple connections, press a connection button or rotate the dial to the desired connection.

    The device switch dial on a Logitech Bluetooth keyboard.
  4. Press PC if connecting to Windows, Android, or Chrome OS, or i if connecting to macOS or iOS.

    The PC button on a Bluetooth Logitech keyboard.

    Some Logitech keyboards have an Easy Switch button instead of a connect button. Press and hold the Easy Switch button to enter pairing mode.

  5. Hold the button until the corresponding LED flashes blue.

    A Bluetooth Logitech keyboard in pairing mode.
  6. Make sure your computer, phone, or tablet has Bluetooth turned on, and select the search for or add Bluetooth device option.

    Add Bluetooth or other device highlighted in Windows Bluetooth settings.
  7. Select Bluetooth.

    Bluetooth selected in the add a device menu in Windows.
  8. Select your keyboard from the list of available Bluetooth devices.

    Keyboard highlighted in the add a device menu in Windows.
  9. Type the provided code using your keyboard, and press enter.

    A Bluetooth pairing code in Windows.
  10. If your keyboard supports it, you can press a different connect button or rotate the dial and repeat this process on one or more additional devices.

How to Pair a Wireless Logitech Keyboard With the Unifying Receiver

If your Logitech keyboard came with a USB dongle, you need to use it to connect the keyboard to your computer. The dongle is called a Unifying receiver, and it allows you to connect multiple Logitech devices to your computer using a receiver instead of needing to plug in numerous dongles.

Pairing one of these receivers with a Logitech keyboard or mouse requires Logitech’s Unifying software, a free app you can download from their site. The app is available for Windows, macOS, and Chrome OS.

Is your keyboard already paired with your receiver? Just plug the receiver in, turn the keyboard on, and they will connect automatically. If you haven't paired it yet, you’ll need to use the following procedure.

Here’s how to pair a wireless Logitech keyboard with the Unifying receiver:

  1. Remove the spacer from the battery compartment if your keyboard is new, or insert fresh batteries if it isn’t.

    Inserting batteries into a Logitech keyboard.


  2. Plug the unifying receiver into a USB port on your computer.

    A Logitech Unifying receiver inserted into a Mac Mini.
  3. Download and install the Logitech Unifying software.

  4. Launch the Logitech Unifying software, and Next.

    Next highlighted in the Logitech Unifying software.
  5. Turn your Logitech keyboard on.

    The power switch on a Logitech keyboard.
  6. Wait for the keyboard to connect, and click next.

    Next highlighted in the Logitech Unifying Software setup.
  7. Click in the text field, and type some test text.

    The text field highlighted in the Logitech Unifying Software setup.
  8. Select Yes, and click Next.

    Yes and Next highlighted in the Logitech Unifying Software setup.
  9. Click Finish.

    Finish highlighted in the Logitech Unifying Software.

Why Is My Logitech Keyboard Not Connecting?

If your Logitech keyboard doesn’t work, make sure you’re using the proper pairing method. For example, don’t try to use the Unifying receiver method if your keyboard only supports Bluetooth. If your keyboard does use Bluetooth, make sure your computer, phone, or tablet supports Bluetooth and that you've enabled it on your device.

If you're trying to connect a keyboard that uses the Unifying receiver, make sure it's plugged in, the batteries in the keyboard aren’t dead, and the keyboard is on. If it still doesn’t work, try rerunning the Logitech Unifying Software. If the software doesn't detect your keyboard, you're sure the batteries aren't dead, and the keyboard is on, the keyboard may not support the Logitech Unifying receiver. Contact Logitech for more information about your keyboard.

If you want to use a wireless Logitech keyboard with a Linux computer, first pair it with the Unifying software on Windows, macOS, or Chrome OS, and then plug the USB dongle into your Linux computer.

If your keyboard still doesn’t work, then try these additional troubleshooting steps:

  1. Make sure the receiver is fully seated into a functional USB port on your computer. If possible, try switching to a different port.

    If your computer is tucked away under a desk or in a cabinet, try using a USB extension cable to move the receiver closer to your keyboard.

  2. Turn the keyboard off and then back on again.

  3. Make sure the batteries in the keyboard aren't worn out.

  4. Press the connect or reset button on your USB receiver if it has one.

  5. Press the connect or reset button on your keyboard if it has one.

Where Is the Connect Button on a Logitech Bluetooth Keyboard?

If you can’t find a pairing or connect button on your Logitech Bluetooth keyboard, look for easy switch buttons. Some of these keyboards let you pair to more than one device and use the Easy Switch buttons to swap between them. To enter pairing mode on one of these keyboards, press and hold one of the easy switch buttons until the corresponding LED starts flashing. That means it’s in pairing mode, and you can try to discover it using your computer.

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