If you don’t like the keyboard of your MacBook Air or Pro on, even if you haven’t used it for a long time, then you can set the backlight to turn off automatically or just turn it off. I note that the keyboard backlight, and not the MacBook display, will turn off.

Most users like MacBook Pro, MacBook, and MacBook Air keyboard light feature, but there are users who don’t. This article will show you how to completely turn off the keyboard backlight on Mac laptops.

Turn Off Keyboard Light on Macbook Pro or Other MacBook

You can turn off any MacBook Pro keyboard light by doing the following:

  • Go to the System Preferences;
  • Select Keyboard;
  • In the Keyboard section, uncheck the “Adjust keyboard brightness in low light” box;
How to Turn Off Keyboard Light on MacBook?
  • Now hold down the F5 key (or fn + F5);
How to Turn Off Keyboard Light on MacBook?
  • That’s all, the keyboard backlight will now be turned off.

Note: It is important to first disable the option in the settings, otherwise the backlight may turn on automatically depending on the lighting.

Read more: How to Fix Keyboard Illumination Locked?


It is difficult to say whether this option has an effect on battery consumption, as keyboard backlight already consumes significantly little. Be that as it may, it still eats up some kind of power, so you may still notice a small difference.

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Hi there! My Name is Vincent Lago! My goal is to share insightful reviews, guides, and manuals for people looking to know more about current solutions for Apple hardware and OS. I have years of technological background knowledge including owning a custom iMacs & PCs which was using for different types of business. And now, I want to share my experience with you.

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