How To Turn On / Off iPad Magic Keyboard Backlight

Apple’s iPad Magic Keyboard is a pretty great way to type on your iPad without having to use that on-screen keyboard. It also has a great trackpad built into it, not to mention a backlight.

But what if you wanted to use your fancy keyboard and trackpad without that third component? What if you wanted to turn that backlight off to save power?

Turning things off to save energy is never a bad idea but it’s an even better one when you’re using portable devices. Read on for the instructions on how to turn the backlight of your iPad Magic Keyboard off!

Step 1: Open the Settings app on your iPad and tap General followed by Keyboard.

Step 2: Tap the Hardware Keyboard option.

Step 3: Slide the Keyboard Brightness slider all the way to the far-left side.

That’s all there is to it. Apple hasn’t added an actual backlight off button for reasons that aren’t really clear, but if you slide the brightness control all the way to the left you are effectively doing the same thing. Check it out and see how it works out yourself — hopefully, you’ll enjoy the extra battery life you save by not using the backlight when you don’t need it!

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