If you have turning backlight on by going to system settings of keyboard then turn on backlight on mac and check or use shortcut to turn on backlight and check and if you are having touch bar then increase backlight using touch control. Sometimes, when you turn on the backlight of the keyboard then you will experience issues like as well and keyboard backlight will not work properly but the issues of backlight on macbook pro or air keyboard can be fixed easily. So, lets see in detail below.
If you have enabled adjust keyboard backlight settings in low light in keyboard settings, then you need to disable it and increase keyboard backlight on macbook pro or air touch bar.
MacOS Monterey Keyboard Backlight Not Working
Below methods will help you fix keyboard backlight not working or keyboard backlight dull or low on macbook pro or air.
Disable Adjust Keyboard Backlight Automatically in Low Light
Step 1: Click on apple logo and click on system preferences
Step 2: Click on Keyboard option
Step 3: Under Keyboard tab -> Uncheck the button next to Adjust Keyboard Backlight Automatically in low light settings and disable it.
Now, once you disable adjust keyboard backlight automatically then go ahead and tap on backlight option and increase backlight settings by tapping on brightness increase option on macbook pro touchbar and keyboard backlight will be increased and keyboard backlight not working will be working fine.
If you are having a macbook pro or air using m1 chip or m2 mac then you need to simply restart your mac and then press and hold the power button for 10 seconds and then release the power button once your mac turns on and your macbook will reset smc.
Reset smc MacBook Pro or Air 2019
Shutdown your mac and then press and hold together -> Option + Shift+ control and power button for 10 seconds to 15 seconds and then release the keys and then press power button and turn on your mac and this will reset smc on your mac.
How do I get my keyboard backlight to work?
If you want to get back your macbook pro or air keyboard backlight to work then you need to change keyboard backlight settings and disable automatically adjust keyboard backlight in low light and adjust backlight settings of keyboard using control center or touch bar on mac and check and if this doesn’t help then you need to reset smc and check.