How To Turn On The Keyboard Light In Dell, ASUS & HP | 3 Simple Methods

How To Turn On The Keyboard Light

If there’s one thing that makes my life easier every day, it is using laptop shortcuts. While taking a screenshot on your Mac might be the easiest thing in the world, there are still many keyboard tricks you need to learn. One of them is enabling the keyboard light. So, if you are getting curious, this is the place where you learn “How to turn on the Keyboard Light?”.

Many think that only gaming laptops have the feature to enable keyboard light, however, this is not true. Many basic laptops also have this feature. You just have to know whether your system has this feature or not. You can do this just by looking at your keyboard.

In Asus, there is a specific button for enabling keyboard light. If you cannot figure it out then read this article on how to turn on the keyboard light and you will have your answer.

How to Turn on the Keyboard Light?

If you did now know about any keyboard hacks then this article would be very helpful to you. There are several ways to turn on the keyboard light. Not only this, you can change the brightness level and the color as well! These are:

How to Turn on the Keyboard Light on Dell?

To turn on the keyboard light on Dell, you need to press either Alt+F10, Fn+F10, or simply F10. Check out the models below-

  1. Alt+F10: For Dell 14 Inspiron 7000, 15, 2016, 15, 17 5000 Series.
  2. Fn+F10: For Inspiron 15 5000, Latitude E5550, Latitude E7450/E7470.
  3. F10: For Dell XPS 2016 and 13.

How to Turn on the Keyboard Light on HP?

Turn on the keyboard light on HP

There are three ways you can use to turn on the keyboard light in HP laptops. Check them out-

  1. All you need to do is Fn+11.
  2. If this doesn’t work, you can try pressing Fn+9.
  3. Sometimes, in a few models, Fn+Space also works.

How to Turn on the Keyboard Light on ASUS?

How to turn on and off the keyboard lights for laptops Asus,

ASUS laptop users can enable the feature of keyboard light by simply observing the keyboard light symbol on one of the keys. Mostly it is on F3, F4, and F5. So to enable all you need to do is press the Fn key along with the F3, F4, or F5. 

But, if you are unable to find the symbol, then your laptop might not be equipped with such a feature to turn on the keyboard light. Yes, this might be the case! 

But what if this feature is not working on your laptop? 

In such a scenario, your laptop is going to be your savior as it’s not the case only with you. You can always troubleshoot the solutions to this particular problem. Start by:

  • Open the “Start” menu.
  • In the search bar, type “Troubleshooting” and open the system settings.
  • Among the available options, select the “keyboard” option.
  • Select “Run the troubleshooter”.
  • Click “next”. This will provide the information to the System and the System will then checkout for the possible issues.
  • Once the issue gets resolved, follow the instructions above on Turn on the keyboard light on your computer. 

Basic Steps on How to Turn on the Keyboard Light on Windows?

Sometimes, keys cannot bring the solution to what you are looking for. Maybe you haven’t enabled shortcuts in your system, or maybe your key does not work. You can still learn how to turn on the keyboard light without any problem. Simply visit you settings and start following the below written steps-

How to Turn on the Keyboard Light using Windows Mobility Center?

Windows Mobility center can do this for you. All you need to do is to follow these steps:

Steps on How To Turn On The Keyboard Light For Dell, ASUS & HP
  1. Click on the start button.
  2. Type “Control Panel” in the search bar, below at the left, and open the app.
  3. Search “Windows mobility center”.
  4. A list of options will pop out. Look for “Hardware and sound option” and open it. 
  5. This will lead you to the “Windows Mobility Center”.
  6. There you will find the adjustment options. Scroll a little till you find the “keyboard brightness” option and click on it.
  7. Enable the option and drag to adjust the brightness level.
  8. Below, there will be settings. Now, you can choose the time to auto-shutdown the light when there is no activity.
  9. If you do not want this to shut off, you can select “NEVER OFF
  10. Select “OK”.
  11. And, Viola! You are done!

How to Turn on the Keyboard Light Using A Secondary App?

Steps: How To Change The Color Of The Backlit Keyboard

Do you know that most of the new laptops come with a native app that can manage the keyboard light and its brightness level? Yes, that is the case in some!

What if you do not know about that app? 

Can you check about the app? 

Yes! You can easily get to know about it by checking the system on the internet. 

  1. Open the browser. 
  2. Type the name of your laptop.
  3. Add Enable Keyboard Backlight Windows 10.
  4. You will find the settings there. 

How to Turn On the Keyboard Light Using Keyboard?

Turning on the keyboard light on your laptop depends upon the model you use. Now the question that arises is, can you judge if your laptop supports such a feature or not? Let’s figure that out!

How To Check If My Laptop Has The Keyboard Backlight? 

How To Check If My Laptop Has The Keyboard Backlight?

The good news is that it is not rocket science!

Instead, this is very easy to judge. The easiest way is to check the keyboard of your laptop. Look for the symbol related to light. If there is any symbol on the keyboard, then you can turn on the keyboard light. But, if there is no such symbol, then it is not possible for your laptop. 

The possible backlit keyboard key combinations can be:

S. No. LaptopKeys
3.ASUSF3, F4, or F5

How To Change The Color Of The Backlit Keyboard?

Changing the color as per your need or mood has become easy now. You can change the color depending upon the game you want to play to make it funky and cool.

For this, you can use the Zoned Backlighting feature.

Wondering what Zoned Backlighting is?

It is a feature that enables the user to select different colors of the keyboard backlight. This feature is supported by a lot of laptops including the Apple MacBook Pro, Acer Swift 3, and other gaming laptops.

To enable this feature follow:

  1. Open Window’s taskbar.
  2. For HP:
    • Go to “OMEN Command Center“.
      For others:
    • Go to “Model’s command center“.
  3. Look for “Lighting” on the left side of the screen and click it.
  4. At the right corner, look for the “keyboard option“.
  5. Among the three available options, click on “Static“.
    • A drop-down menu will appear.
    • It has 6 different color templates and a custom mode as well.
    • Select the desired one.
    • A color guide will appear.
    • You can choose the color of your choice (even different colors for different keys)
    • Click on apply.

And enjoy how your keyboard looks!

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Wrapping Up

Now, it’s your turn to try these methods and enjoy the cool effect.

Hope you find these methods on how to turn on the keyboard light easy and interesting. We would love to hear your views on the same about which method works best for you in the comment section. Also, if you have any queries, feel free to share them with us. We will try to help.


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