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How to turn keyboard light on Mac?

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If you own a Mac laptop, you may have noticed that it comes with a backlit keyboard, a handy feature. This feature can be a lifesaver when working or typing in low-light conditions, like in a dim room. However, if you’re new to Mac or have never used this feature, you might wonder how to turn on the keyboard backlight.

In this article, we have discussed the various ways to turn the keyboard backlights on Mac in a few simple and easy steps.


Use Keyboard shortcuts

The fastest method to activate the keyboard backlight on a MacBook Pro is by using the brightness keys on your keyboard. Your Mac keyboard has two special keys for adjusting the brightness. To make the backlight shine brightly, keep pressing the decrease key.

The keys to control brightness can vary depending on your MacBook Air or Pro model. In some models, you’ll find these functions on the F1 and F2 keys, while in others, they are on the F5 and F6 keys.

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Automatically adjust keyboard brightness

The keyboard brightness settings let your MacBook adjust its brightness in low light. This means the laptop will turn on the keyboard backlight when needed and off when it’s bright enough.

With this feature, your Mac’s keyboard will stay dim during the day and get brighter at night. To enable the low light settings for your keyboard, follow the steps below.

Step 1: Click on the Apple menu, then click on the System Settings option in the dropdown menu.

Step 2: Click on the Keyboard option in the sidebar, then turn the toggle on beside Adjust keyboard brightness in low light on the right side.

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Manually adjust keyboard brightness

You can also change the keyboard brightness yourself on your MacBook. This gives you more control and lets you make the light how you like it. But you might need to use the Keyboard Brightness option in your Control Centre. To add brightness in the control centre, follow the steps below.

Step 1: Click on the Apple menu, then click on the System Settings option in the dropdown menu.

Step 2: Click on the Control Centre option in the sidebar, then on the right side, turn the toggle on beside the Show in Control Centre.

Step 3: Now, click on the Control Centre icon in the top right corner of the screen, the keyboard brightness icon will be visible now; click on it.

Step 4: Drag the slider left and right to adjust the keyboard’s brightness.


Use the touch bar

Some Macbook Pro models have a touch bar to adjust the keyboard’s brightness.

Step 1: On the Touch bar, expand the Control Strip by tapping on the arrowhead.

Step 2: Tap the increase or decrease button to adjust the brightness. If you want to turn it off, press the Brightness button.

Also read: Where is the Macbook Control Center? All you need to know

Akash Singh

Akash Singh

Akash is a law graduate who likes to go for bike rides on the weekends soul-searching for answers to his many existential questions. You can contact him here: singhakash95@pm.me

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