How to Adjust the Backlight Keyboard Brightness in Windows 10

The modern laptops pack t the backlight feature on keyboards that enables the user to work even in low lights.

However, the latest feature is prone to some issues as its backlight occasionally goes off. Users usually blame their keyboards, but the culprit could be your laptop settings. This issue mainly occurs on Windows 10 but do not worry as we will help you out.

Read the blog thoroughly and learn how to fix the laptop backlight issue.

Adjusting the keyboard’s backlight

Here, we have provided two different ways to fix and repair the issue:

  • The first one is the “Windows Mobility Center,” where you can adjust the keyboard’s brightness and light effects.
  • The second method is to find a solution through your laptop’s inbuilt native application.

Adjusting Keyboard’s Backlight Using Windows Mobility Center

  1. First of all, hit the “Start” button.
  2. Then, you have to enter the particular keyword “Control Panel” to the provided find box.
  3. Now, a “Control Panel” window will expand on your desktop.
  4. Here, you have to find the option that says “Windows Mobility Center.”
  5. Tap the options tab to open. Now you will find various options there.
  6. Hit the “Keyboard’s backlight” option. It is located on the right side of the screen.
  7. Now, click the tab to find more options.
  8. Next, switch on the keyboard’s lighting feature.
  9. Then, adjust the brightness of your keyboard through “keyboard lighting.”
  10. You may also select the time slot ranging from 5 to 15 minutes.
  11. Finally, hit the “OK” tab.

Adjusting Backlight through the Native App

You may use your device’s native app to fix the keyboard’s backlight issue.

In case you are not sure that your system packs the application, then follow these simple points:

  • Tap the web browser to launch.
  • Then hit the search box there.
  • Now, you have to type the keyword- “Enable Keyboard Backlight Windows 10”.
  • Then Google will provide you the steps to adjust the brightness using the device’s native application.
  • Next, find the appropriate solution.

In case the “Settings” of the native application doesn’t work on your laptop, then follow these given steps:

  1. Firstly, hit the “Start” menu.
  2. Then type the keyword “Troubleshooting” inside the search box.
  3. After that, tap the “View All” option from the left-hand side panel in the pop-out window. It will enable you to access overall options related to the issue.
  4. Now, hit the “Keyboard” option from the available choices.
  5. Then, you have to hit the “Next” tab once the troubleshooting window pops-out.
  6. Next, wait for a moment until the system checks for the possible reason for this issue.
  7. After some time, an option related to backlight will display on your laptop’s screen.
  8. Then, you have to follow the on-screen instructions to select the desired adjustment options.


Mia Davis is a self-professed security expert; she has been making the people aware of the security threats. Her passion is to write about Cyber security, cryptography, malware, social engineering, internet, utility software and new media. She writes for McAfee products at

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