How To On Mac Keyboard Light

Apple’s MacBooks have a lot of cool features, but one of the most visually appealing and useful is the backlit keyboard. Whether you’re working in a dark room or just want to add a bit of flair to your workspace, the keyboard light can be a real game-changer. In this post, we’ll walk you through how to control the keyboard light on your Mac.

Turn on the Keyboard Light Manually

To get things started, let’s see how you can turn on your keyboard light manually. You can do this by pressing F5 or F6 keys on your keyboard.

Adjust the Keyboard Light Manually

Once the keyboard light is on, you can adjust its brightness to your liking. Again, you can use the F5 and F6 keys to do this. Keep in mind that your MacBook must not be connected to a power source in order for you to adjust the light.

Turn Off the Keyboard Light Manually

If you no longer need the keyboard light, you can easily turn it off. All you need to do is to press the F5 key until the light goes off.

Automate Keyboard Lighting

MacBooks also give you the ability to automate keyboard lighting. This means the keyboard will illuminate itself when the ambient light is low and turn itself off when there’s enough light. Here’s how you can set it up:

  1. Click on the Apple menu at the top-left corner of the screen.
  2. Select System Preferences.
  3. Choose Keyboard.
  4. Check the box that says “Adjust keyboard brightness in low light”.

Turn off Keyboard Lighting When Computer is Inactive

You can also set your MacBook to turn off the keyboard light when the computer has been inactive for a certain period of time. Here’s how you do it:

  1. Go to the Apple menu.
  2. Choose System Preferences.
  3. Select Keyboard.
  4. Check the box that says “Turn off when computer is not used for” and specify the time.

So, there you have it! A simple guide on how to control the keyboard light on your Mac. Remember that these features are designed to make your experience with Mac more comfortable, so don’t hesitate to use them.