Step-by-step guide: Charging your Mac keyboard

Last Updated: Feb 2, 2024 by

If you own a Mac keyboard, you may have noticed that it doesn’t come with a traditional charging port. Instead, it uses a built-in rechargeable battery that can be charged using a Lightning to USB cable. In this step-by-step guide, we will walk you through the process of charging your Mac keyboard.

What you will need

Before we begin, make sure you have the following items:

  • A Mac keyboard
  • A Lightning to USB cable
  • A USB power adapter
  • A power outlet

Step 1: Check the battery level

Before you start charging your Mac keyboard, it’s a good idea to check the battery level. To do this, go to the Bluetooth menu on your Mac and click on “Open Bluetooth Preferences.” Your keyboard’s battery level will be displayed under the “Devices” section.

Step 2: Connect the Lightning to USB cable

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Take the Lightning to USB cable and connect one end to the charging port on your Mac keyboard. The charging port is located on the back of the keyboard, near the power switch. Make sure the cable is securely connected.

Step 3: Connect the USB power adapter

Next, take the USB power adapter and connect the other end of the Lightning to USB cable to it. The USB power adapter is the small white brick that came with your iPhone or iPad. If you don’t have one, you can purchase it separately from Apple or any electronics store.

Step 4: Plug into a power outlet

Plug the USB power adapter into a power outlet. You can use any standard power outlet, just make sure it’s easily accessible so you can unplug it when your keyboard is fully charged.

Step 5: Charge your keyboard

Once everything is connected, your Mac keyboard will start charging automatically. You can check the battery level again in the Bluetooth preferences to see the progress. It usually takes about 2-3 hours for the keyboard to fully charge.

Step 6: Unplug and use

Once your keyboard is fully charged, you can unplug it from the power outlet and use it wirelessly. The battery life of a fully charged Mac keyboard can last up to a month, depending on usage.

Tips for maintaining battery life

  • If you’re not using your keyboard for an extended period of time, turn it off to conserve battery life.
  • Avoid charging your keyboard in extreme temperatures, as it can damage the battery.
  • If you notice your keyboard’s battery life is decreasing significantly, it may be time to replace the battery.

By following these simple steps, you can easily charge your Mac keyboard and ensure it has a long battery life. Do you have any other tips for maintaining battery life? Let us know in the comments.

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