How to Reset Mac Keyboard

Kyle Wood

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How to Reset Mac Keyboard

If you’re experiencing issues with your Mac keyboard, such as unresponsive keys or incorrect input, it may be necessary to reset it. Resetting your keyboard can help resolve software glitches or conflicts that could be affecting its functionality. In this article, we’ll guide you through the steps to reset your Mac keyboard.

Step 1: Disconnect and Reconnect the Keyboard

The first step is to disconnect your keyboard from your Mac. If you’re using a wired keyboard, simply unplug it from the USB port.

For wireless keyboards, switch off the power or remove the batteries.

Wait for a few seconds and then reconnect your keyboard to your Mac. If you’re using a wired keyboard, plug it back into the USB port. For wireless keyboards, replace the batteries or turn on the power.

Step 2: Restart Your Mac

In some cases, restarting your Mac can help resolve any software issues that may be causing problems with your keyboard. To restart your Mac:

  1. Click on the Apple menu in the top-left corner of the screen.
  2. Select “Restart” from the dropdown menu.
  3. Wait for your Mac to shut down and restart.

Step 3: Reset Bluetooth Connection (Wireless Keyboards)

If you’re using a wireless keyboard and are still experiencing issues after reconnecting it, resetting the Bluetooth connection might help:

  1. Click on the Apple menu in the top-left corner of the screen.
  2. Select “System Preferences” from the dropdown menu.
  3. In System Preferences, click on “Bluetooth.”
  4. Find your keyboard in the list of devices and select it.
  5. Click on the “X” next to your keyboard to remove it.
  6. Restart your Mac.
  7. Go back to “System Preferences” > “Bluetooth.”
  8. Click on “Set Up New Device” or the “+” button to reconnect your keyboard.

Step 4: Reset Keyboard Settings

If the previous steps didn’t resolve the issue, you can try resetting the keyboard settings on your Mac:

  1. Click on the Apple menu in the top-left corner of the screen.
  2. In System Preferences, click on “Keyboard.”
  3. Navigate to the “Keyboard” tab.
  4. Click on the “Restore Defaults” button.

Step 5: Update macOS

If you’re still experiencing problems with your Mac keyboard, it’s worth ensuring that you have the latest version of macOS installed. Apple regularly releases software updates that can include bug fixes and improvements for peripheral devices such as keyboards.

To update macOS:

  1. Click on the Apple menu in the top-left corner of the screen.
  2. In System Preferences, click on “Software Update. “
  3. If an update is available, click on “Update Now” and follow th

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