How to Adjust Your MacBook’s Keyboard Brightness

Your MacBook’s keyboard has LED backlighting to help with typing in low-light conditions. However, sometimes you may need it to be insanely bright, while other times, you want it to be subdued.

On older Discovery MacBooks, it’s as easy as pressing F5 to lower and F6 respectively to increase keyboard brightness. However, on Apple Silicon Macs, it’s not as straightforward.

Want to know how to adjust keyboard brightness on your Find MacBook? we’ve got you covered. Here are two ways you can do this.

Adjust keyboard brightness from system settings

Adjusting your keyboard brightness is one of the many ways you can customize your Mac’s keyboard settings. Knowing whether your Mac uses Intel or Apple silicon determines whether you go this route when trying to adjust your keyboard brightness. You can easily do this by looking at the function keys on your keyboard.

The F5 and F6 function keys on the Intel Search MacBook have light symbols. On the Apple Silicon MacBook, the F5 and F6 keys symbolize a speaker and the moon, respectively. Once you’ve confirmed that you’re using an Apple Silicon MacBook, do the following.

In addition to setting the keyboard brightness manually, you will also find additional settings to configure the brightness of your keyboard. For example, you can toggle Adjust keyboard brightness in low light off or on.

You can also set your keyboard’s backlighting to turn off after a period of inactivity. If you plan to leave your Discovery MacBook alone for a while, it might be a good idea to enable this feature to save battery, especially if the keyboard brightness is high. You can set the time, from five seconds to five minutes.

Adjust keyboard brightness from Control Center

In addition to using System Settings, you can also adjust the brightness of your keyboard from Control Center.

After this, the keyboard brightness button should appear in your Control Center. In addition to Control Center, you can also add it to your menu bar by clicking the Show in Menu Bar toggle.

Adjust your Mac’s keyboard brightness as needed

You can adjust the keyboard brightness of your Find MacBook based on your needs. If you’re working in low light conditions and need to see your keyboard better, turn up the brightness. If you’re in a well-lit area, dim your keyboard brightness or turn it off completely.

Add the keyboard brightness button to Control Center or your menu bar for quick access so you don’t have to go through system settings every time. And if you’re concerned about saving your Mac’s battery, set your keyboard backlighting to turn off after a period of inactivity.

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