Fixing “Can’t pair Bluetooth keyboard, Check the PIN and try connecting again” Error in Windows 10
If you have suddenly ran into a problem when trying to connect or pair your Bluetooth keyboard with your Windows 10 computer, read on as this post will guide you how exactly you can resolve the problem.
This kind of problem typically occurs when you’ve disabled the Bluetooth option. However, this option is already enabled and you still encountered the same error message saying, “Check the PIN and try connecting again”, then you need to troubleshoot the problem further.
In most cases, this kind of issue can be fixed when you restart your computer and go to the Windows Settings and select the “Add Bluetooth or other device” option and then put the keyboard into pairing mode. And when the keyboard appears in the “Add a device” dialog box, just select it. On the other hand, if your Bluetooth keyboard won’t get connected to your Windows 10 computer and you encounter an error that says, “Can’t pair Bluetooth keyboard, Check the PIN and try connecting again”, then you need to check out the options provided below but before you do so, make sure that you create a System Restore point first as some of the troubleshooting options provided involves the Windows Registry.
Option 1 – Try to use the Device Pairing Wizard
The Device Pairing Wizard is the one that allows your computer to look for any new devices and display them underneath it. All you have to do to use this wizard is to follow its instructions to connect your Bluetooth device to Windows 10. To get started, follow these steps:
- First, tap the Win + R keys to launch the Run utility and type “devicepairingwizard” in the field and then hit Enter to run the Device Pairing Wizard.
- After that, wait for a couple of seconds until the devices appear. Once they do, select the Bluetooth device you wish to add.
- A new screen with a passcode should appear instantly. You need to take note of the given passcode and type them on your Bluetooth keyboard.
- Once done, tap Enter. This should help in pairing your computer to your Bluetooth keyboard.
Option 2 – Try to use the Registry Editor
The next thing you can do to resolve the pairing issue with your Bluetooth keyboard is to use the Registry Editor by following these steps:
- Tap the Win + R keys to open the Run utility and type “regedit” in the field and then hit Enter to open the Registry Editor.
- Next, navigate to this registry path: HKEY_USERS/.DEFAULT/Software/Microsoft/Windows/CurrentVersion/Bluetooth/ExceptionDB
- From there, look for the folder named “Addrs” and expand it. If you see any folders or keys under it, select them and delete them. These keys represent the MAC address of your Bluetooth devices.
- Once you’re done, restart your computer and try to pair your Bluetooth keyboard once more.
Option 3 – Try running the Bluetooth Troubleshooter
As you know, Windows 10 has various troubleshooters with user-friendly interfaces where you can utilize them to fix issues in your PC. And since you’re dealing with some Bluetooth problem, you have to run the Bluetooth Troubleshooter.
- Open the Windows 10 Settings.
- Then go to Update & Security > Troubleshoot.
- You should find the option for Bluetooth on your right-hand side – click on it then click on the “Run the troubleshooter” option.
- Now follow the next screen options.
Option 4 – Try to reinstall or update the Bluetooth driver
The issue might have something to do with the Bluetooth drivers. It could be that it is outdated and needs to be updated or that you recently updated it and since you have trouble pairing your Bluetooth keyboard, you can update, rollback or uninstall the Bluetooth drivers. How? Follow the steps below.
- Tap the Win + X keys to open the Device Manager.
- Next, look for the Bluetooth device and right click on it.
- Select the option “Update driver”.
- After that, a new popup window will appear. In there, select the option, “Search automatically for updated driver software”.
Note: Checking the update may take a few minutes so you’ll have to wait until it finish. If it is able to find an update, you must install it.
If your Windows 10 computer is experiencing other system issues aside from the “Can’t pair Bluetooth keyboard, Check the PIN and try connecting again” error, you have to check out a one-click solution known as Restoro you could check out to resolve them. This program is a useful tool that could repair corrupted registries and optimize your PC’s overall performance. Aside from that, it also cleans out your computer for any junk or corrupted files that help you eliminate any unwanted files from your system. This is basically a solution that’s within your grasp with just a click. It’s easy to use as it is user-friendly. For complete set of instructions in downloading and using it, refer to the steps below.
Perform a full system scan using Restoro. To do so, follow the instructions below.
- Turn on your computer. If it’s already on, you have to reboot
- After that, the BIOS screen will be displayed, but if Windows pops up instead, reboot your computer and try again. Once you’re on the BIOS screen, repeat pressing F8, by doing so the Advanced Option shows up.
- To navigate the Advanced Option use the arrow keys and select Safe Mode with Networking then hit
- Windows will now load the Safe Mode with Networking.
- Press and hold both R key and Windows key.
- If done correctly, the Windows Run Box will show up.
- Type in the URL address in the Run dialog box and then tap Enter or click OK.
- After that, it will download the program. Wait for the download to finish and then open the launcher to install the program.
- Once the installation process is completed, run Restoro to perform a full system scan.
- After the scan is completed click the “Fix, Clean & Optimize Now” button.