Set The Brightness of Your Backlit Keyboard

Learn whether your Apple notebook computer has a backlit keyboard and how to set its brightness automatically or manually.

Follow these steps to find out your notebook has a backlit keyboard or not.

–         From the Apple () menu, choose System Preferences

–         Click on Keyboard

When you see “Adjust keyboard brightness in low light” checkbox, so you have a backlit keyboard.

Adjust your keyboard brightness automatically or manually

You can easily set the keyboard brightness automatically based on available light, or you can adjust it manually.

How to adjust the brightness automatically?

  • From the Apple menu, choose System Preferences and then click on Keyboard.
  • Select the “Adjust keyboard brightness in low light” checkbox.

How to adjust the brightness manually?

For making the keyboard brighter, you should press F6 on your notebook’s built-in keyboard. And making it less bright, you should press F5.

Don’t forget when you can’t adjust your keyboard’s brightness manually, it’s because you’re in really bright and shiny environment and you have your Mac set to automatically adjust the brightness. So, the backlit keyboard turns off. When you move to a location with less light, you can once again adjust the keyboard’s brightness.

Adjust brightness on your MacBook Pro with Touch Bar

If you’re using a 2016 MacBook Pro, you can easily set your keyboard brightness by tapping  in the Control Strip:


The Control Strip expands, and you can tap to adjust keyboard brightness:


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