Use and charge your Pixel C Keyboard

By attaching the Pixel C keyboard to your Pixel C tablet, you can do the following:

  • Type like you’re using a laptop
  • Charge your keyboard and cover your Pixel C
  • With the keyboard attached, you can still use your Pixel C as a tablet

The Pixel C keyboard lasts up to 80 days with 2 hours of daily active use.

Learn how to use keyboard shortcuts on your Pixel C Keyboard.

Set up your keyboard

Step 1: Attach your keyboard
  1. If your tablet is attached face-down on your keyboard, slide the tablet to the side.
    Slide tablet to the side
  2. Hold the tablet so that the front-facing camera is at the top, not at the side or the bottom. Your tablet cannot attach to the keyboard if it’s in portrait orientation and it may fall and break.
    Front-facing camera is at the top
  3. Connect the tablet to the top of the keyboard and lift. The keyboard will attach to the tablet magnetically.
    Connect tablet to the top of the keyboard
  4. Once the keyboard is attached, lift the tablet to make it stand up. If the keyboard doesn't attach to the tablet, make sure you're holding the tablet so that the front-facing camera is at the top. If the keyboard isn’t correctly attached to the tablet, the tablet may slip on the keyboard and damage both devices.
    Lift tablet to make it stand up
Step 2: Connect to your keyboard via Bluetooth
  1. A prompt will ask you to turn on Bluetooth. Tap Turn on.
  2. You’ll be asked to enter a code to pair your keyboard . Using the keyboard, type the code on the screen and press Enter. You won’t see what you type, but it’s still recorded.
  3. “Pixel C Keyboard” will show up under “Paired devices.”

If you weren’t asked to enter a code, follow the steps below.

  1. Go to the Settings app Settings.
  2. Under “Wireless & networks,” tap Bluetooth.
  3. Under “Available devices,” tap Pixel C Keyboard.
    1. If you don’t see “Pixel C Keyboard,” try detaching the Pixel C and then reattaching it.
  4. Using the keyboard, type the code on the screen and press Enter. You won’t see what you type, but it’s still recorded.
  5. “Pixel C Keyboard” will show up under “Paired devices.”

Close and charge, or use as a tablet

Close and charge your keyboard

Your keyboard will charge when your Pixel C is placed face-down on your keyboard. This will also cover and protect your tablet’s screen.

  1. Pick the device up so it’s off a flat surface. Separate the tablet from the keyboard by rotating the tablet down. If you separate the tablet from the keyboard another way, you may damage both devices.
    Rotate tablet down
  2. Flip the tablet over.
    Flip tablet over
  3. To charge your keyboard, align the lightbar of the tablet with the spacebar of the keyboard. If the keyboard isn’t correctly attached to the tablet, they may separate, fall and break.
    Align tablet lightbar with spacebar on keyboard
  4. The keyboard is charging. You won’t see a charging light, but as long as the Pixel C has battery, the keyboard will charge.
    Keyboard is charging
Use as a tablet

When you don’t need to type, you can attach your keyboard to the back of your Pixel C so it’s out of the way.

  1. If your tablet is attached face-down on your keyboard, slide the tablet to the side.
    Slide tablet to the side
  2. Flip the tablet over. You cannot attach the tablet if it’s in portrait orientation.
    Flip the tablet over
  3. Place the tablet face-up on top of the keyboard, with the tablet's front-facing camera at the top and the keyboard's spacebar at the bottom.
    Place tablet face-up on the keyboard
  4. Now you can hold it like a tablet. To separate the tablet from the keyboard, slide the tablet to the side.
    To separate from keyboard, slide tablet to the side

 

Need help with your apps, settings, or Home screen? Learn more about Android on your Pixel C in the Pixel Phone Help Center.