Bluetooth Mini Keyboards FAQs

Part GTA-0033

Below are answers to our most commonly asked support questions on our Bluetooth Mini Keyboard. To reveal an answer, simply click on the question. If you need additional assistance please contact us at support@goldtouch.com.

How do I pair my Goldtouch Bluetooth Mini Keyboard?

Please use the following directions to pair the Mini Keyboard to your device operating system, or watch our YouTube videos for instructions on how to pair your Mini Keyboard with PCMacAndroid, or iPhone/iPad.

Bluetooth Pairing with PC

  1. Turn on the power using the power switch on the back of the keyboard. The Green Battery light will briefly turn on.
  2. Press the Connect button on the back of the Keyboard. When the keyboard is in pairing mode, the battery light will blink red and green.
  3. Scan for Bluetooth devices on your PC or tablet.
  4. Once your PC has recognized the device, you will be presented with a pairing code. Enter the pairing code on the Bluetooth keyboard and press Enter. Once the keyboard is connected, the green light will flash three times.

Bluetooth Pairing with Mac

  1. Turn on the power using the power switch on the back of the keyboard. The Green Battery light will briefly turn on.
  2. Press the Connect button on the back of the keyboard. When the keyboard is in pairing mode, the battery light will blink red and green.
  3. Scan for Bluetooth devices on your Mac, iPad or iPhone.
  4. Once your Mac has recognized the device, you will be presented with a Passkey. Enter the Passkey on the Bluetooth keyboard and press Enter. Once the keyboard is connected, the green battery light will flash three times.

Bluetooth Pairing with Android

  1. Turn on the power using the power switch on the back of the keyboard. The Green Battery light will briefly turn on.
  2. Press the Connect button on the back of the keyboard. When the keyboard is in pairing mode, the battery light will blink red and green.
  3. Scan for Bluetooth devices on your Android device.
  4. Once your Android device has recognized the keyboard, you will first be asked to enter in a Pin Code for your keyboard on your Android Device. Please note, you may enter any 4 digit Pin numberthat you like.
  5. Next, enter the same 4 digit Pin Code (from step 4) on your Goldtouch Keyboard and press Enter. (We recommend that you write down your Pairing code, or you will need to re-pair if your device disconnects.)

Additional Bluetooth Pairing Instructions

The Goldtouch Bluetooth Mini Keyboard is Bluetooth 3.0 enabled and is compatible with all of your Mac and PC devices, including your desktop, notebook, tablet, smart phone, Apple TV, Roku, Playstation, Xbox, PS3, or other smart Bluetooth enabled devices. To pair additional Bluetooth enabled devices like the Samsung Galaxy, please follow the PC pairing directions above.

Once your Bluetooth Mini Keyboard has been paired to your device, it will maintain its connection (even when you power down your devices). When you power on your Bluetooth device and Mini Keyboard, the keyboard will briefly go through a Reconnect process (the green battery indicator light will flash for .5 seconds, 10 times during this process). Once you’re reconnected, you can begin working.

Bluetooth Validation

The Goldtouch GTA-0033 Mini  Keyboard is equipped with Bluetooth technology. Bluetooth is a short-range wireless technology that lets you connect multiple computers, input devices, mobile phones, and handheld devices to each other without cables. To use the Goldtouch Bluetooth Mini Keyboard, please check to make sure that your device is Bluetooth capable, and that Bluetooth feature is turned on. You may check your manufacturer part number or invoice to see if your device is equipped with a Bluetooth Receiver.

If you aren’t sure your device is equipped with Bluetooth technology, please refer to the your device Manufacturer’s Product Manual.  Make sure your computer has the latest Bluetooth Receiver software installed for your device.   These drivers are typically available from your computer manufacturers Support page.

Begin by selecting your operating system, by adjusting the switch located on the back of the keyboard to PC or Mac mode. (Please note, keyboards are shipped in PC mode by default).

How do I use the FN Function Features on my Bluetooth Mini Keyboard?

To activate the FN (Function) features on your Goldtouch Bluetooth Mini Keyboard, press and hold the FN key and select the following:

Bluetooth Mini FN Features

How do I use the embedded numeric keypad on my Bluetooth Mini Keyboard?

To activate the Mini Keyboards embedded numeric keypad:

  1. Hold down the FN key, and press Num Lk.
  2. Continue holding the FN key and press the corresponding numbers/symbols for the embedded numeric keypad.
  3. When finished, release the FN key and continue typing normally.
  4. Once you have engaged the Num Lock feature in Step 1, simply press and hold the FN key to type number on the embedded numeric keypad.

To turn off Num Lock, hold down the FN key and press Num Lk.

How long will my GTA-0033 batteries last?

Estimated battery life of 3 months, with 4 contiguous typing hours per day.

Note: The keyboard will go into sleep mode when not in use to preserve battery life. The keyboard will not go into Sleep mode if any keys are pressed. If you are traveling, please turn the keyboard off because if anything is pressing against a key during travel, the battery life will be significantly reduced. Your Bluetooth keyboard takes 2 AAA batteries. When your keyboard needs to have it’s batteries replaced, the red battery light on the left hand corner of the device will blink.

Please see the GTA-0033 User Manual for further information. Available here.

Which operating systems are supported?

The Goldtouch Bluetooth Mini Keyboard is compatible with Windows PC, MAC, Windows Phone, iPad, iPhone, and Google Android operating systems. Below is additional information for the operating system requirements:

Windows XP
Windows Vista
Windows 7
Windows 8
Windows 10
Windows Mobile & Windows Phone
Mac OS 10.4, and newer
iPad with iOS 4.2.1 and newer
iPhone with iOS 4.2.1 and newer
Google Android 2.3 and newer*
(* Due to the open source nature of this operating system, Goldtouch cannot warrant support for all Android devices.)

Common Beginner Bluetooth Questions

For those of you that are new to Bluetooth and would like to understand how it works, look no further! Think of your integrated Bluetooth Radio as a Radio Tower and your Bluetooth Device as a car Radio, in reverse. The Radio Tower is the main input device into your computer while your Bluetooth Devices are transmitting information to the tower, your Bluetooth Radio. The commonality between these scenarios is that in both cases — the tower and your Bluetooth Radio — are the most important factors in determining how your devices are working and responding. Your car radio would not work properly if the radio station you were listening to had a bad transmission tower. The same is true of your computer if it has an improperly functioning radio due to faulty and outdated drivers — your paired devices will not work properly. This is why the most common causes for Bluetooth related performance issues on Windows Operating System are outdated system drivers.

Make sure if your system has an integrated Bluetooth Radio that you have the latest OEM drivers installed. These Drivers are available on your computer manufacturer’s site. We have a few of them listed here for quick access. Please note that Windows Update will not identify or install these drivers, they must be downloaded directly from your computer manufacturer’s support site.

We have some very good videos on Bluetooth Basics that are available on our Support Site:

Bluetooth Basics 1: Intro to Bluetooth and Radio Drivers

Bluetooth Basics 2: Updating drivers and power management

Bluetooth Basics 3: Troubleshooting Bluetooth on a Mac

Also we have some specific instructional and troubleshooting videos on pairing Bluetooth Keyboard and Mice to your PC or Mac:

How to connect a Bluetooth keyboard to Windows 10
How to pair your Go!2 Mobile Keyboard with Mac OS

How to pair your Bluetooth mouse in Windows 10
How to pair your Bluetooth mouse in Mac OS

See our Support Page FAQs for more information on how to update your computer’s Bluetooth Drivers or email support@goldtouch.com for further information.