DELL has an optional backlit keyboard for its laptop/notebook. However, unlike the Apple MacBook Pro, there’s no sensor that will automatically turn on the backlit keyboard when it is dimmed. You will need to activate the backlit keyboard manually if you have the backlit keyboard on your device. Learn How To Turn On Keyboard Light On Dell Laptop in the article below!
To Turn On Backlit Keyboard in Dell laptops like Studio/Vostro/XPS/Latitude, “Hold the Fn key and press the Right Arrow key“. All symbols are illuminated on the keys. You can switch between the three lighting modes by pressing the same hotkey (in the order shown). There are three lighting modes: full keyboard, half keyboard, and off.
This works only if you purchased an optional backlit keyboard during ordering. Studio Laptops with backlit keyboards have an additional icon that indicates the LED on/off switch. It is located on the right arrow key.
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How To Turn On Keyboard Light On Dell Laptop Using Shortcut Keys
Press Alt while holding down the F10 key
- Dell 14 Inspiron 7700
- Dell Inspiron 15
- Dell Inspiron 2016
- Dell Inspiron 17 series 5000 series
Hold Fn down and press F10 to access
- Dell Inspiron 15 series 5000 series (Or CTRL +F10)
- Dell Latitude E5550
- Dell Latitude E7450/E7470 (Or Alt +F10)
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- Dell XPS 2016/ XPS13
Press Fn+ F6 key
- Dell Studio 15
NOTE: Press Fn or Alt while holding down F10 to toggle between fully lit, off, medium, and dimmed.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q1. How can I tell if my Dell laptop has backlit keyboards?
It depends on the model of the Dell computer and what features are installed on it, whether or not it has a backlit keyboard. Look at the F10 or F6 keys to see if your computer has a backlit keyboard.
Q2. Why does my Dell laptop’s keyboard not light up?
Enable the Keyboard Backlit option in the BIOS. Once the computer is turned off, press and hold the power button. Press the F2 key immediately. If the computer boots into Windows, you can then restart the computer by pressing it again. Click the + sign beside System Configuration.
Q3. How can you change the color of your keyboard on a Dell laptop computer?
Change the color of the keyboard backlight
- Press + C> keys to cycle through all available backlight colors
- By default, White, Red, and Green are activated; you can add up to two additional colors to the cycle by using the System Setup.