Keyboard Backlight Settings for Dell PCs

Having a backlit Dell keyboard can be a great idea. It’s even better if you can adjust its light settings to suit your preferences.

However, many users do not know to set the back-light on their keyboard. Besides, they might even feel confused about the whole process.

Luckily, it is easy to adjust the keyboard backlight on the computer. If you are one of such users, you can find these settings in our guide.

keyboard backlight settings for dell pc

Keyboard Backlight Settings for Dell PCs

Here are some of the keyboard back-light settings for Dell PCs. But before using our tips, we recommend that you check the owner’s manual of your device.

Dell Light Keyboard Settings for Latitude PCs

If you are using a Dell Latitude PC, you can use the following steps to adjust the Dell Light

  • Turn on the computer
  • Press the F2 key ( once per second) to open BIOs
  • Scroll to the “+” sign next to System Configuration
  • Hit Keyboard Illumination
  • Choose Dim or Bright
  • Select Apply Changes
  • Select Ok and Exit

1. How to Remove the Backlight Timeout on Dell PC

If your Dell Backlit PC keyboard goes off earlier than expected, then you can use the following steps to adjust its timeout.

  • Click on Start
  • Select Settings – Recovery – Recovery Options – Advanced Startup
  • Wait for the PC to reload
  • Go to Troubleshoot – Advanced- UEFI Firmware Settings
  • Scroll to Keyboard illumination – Keyboard Backlight on AC
  • Move to the right pane of your screen
  • Choose Timeout

2. How to Change the Keyboard Led on the Dell G7 17 laptop

You can change the color of the LED on your Dell G7 17 PC. But before you can perform this task, you should install the Alienware Command Centre app on your PC.

  • Click on Start
  • Type in Alienware Command Centre
  • Open the app and click on FX – Lightning – Choose Your Device
  • Choose your preferred color and effect
  • Save the settings and exit

3. How to Fix a Dell Backlit Laptop Keyboard That Does Not Illuminate

If your Dell Backlit Laptop Keyboard does not light up, you might not be able to use these settings. However, you can fix this problem with the following steps:

  1. Make Sure Your PC has a Backlit Keyboard

Before activating your keyboard, make sure your  PC supports this feature. To be sure, check the owner’s manual of your device or perform an online search. You can even confirm this feature by looking for the illumination icon on the F6, F10, or right arrow keys.

  1. Update BIOS

If you want to fix illumination issues on your laptop, you will have to work with the latest BIOs. Then change the keyboard settings on the newly installed version.

To get the best version for your Dell PC:

  • Go to dell.com/support
  • Input your computer service tag
  • Select Drivers and Downloads
  • Choose BIOs
  • Download and install the latest version for your PC

After installing the new BIOs

  • Shut down your computer
  • Press the F2 key ( as the computer powers down) once every second to enter BIOs
  • Select Keyboard Illumination
  • Enable Keyboard Illumination
  • Test the keyboard

4. Turn On the Auto Ambient Light Sensor

On the Dell Latitude and Precision models, the Ambient Light Sensor allows the brightness of the laptop screen to suit the surrounding environment. before you can use the illumination feature, it would help if you activated the ALS from the BIOS on such models.

  • Shut down your computer
  • Press the F2 key ( as the computer powers down) once every second to enter BIOs
  • Go to Settings – Video – Ambient Light Sensor
  • Enable the Ambient Light Sensor
  • Select Keyboard Illumination
  • Enable Keyboard Illumination
  • Test the keyboard

5. Reach Out to the Dell Tech Support

If your backlit keyboard does not still light up, then you might have to reach out to Dell Tech Support. Asides from offering great advice, the service provides the best hands for fixing your backlit keyboard. You can reach this service via mail, telephone, or even social media.

 

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  • Danny Saunders

    Danny Saunders is a tech enthusiast. He enjoys getting his hands dirty with the features and settings of tech products and pushing them to their limits just to know how to get the best from them and how well they can endure "abuse" without breaking down. He shares his findings on this blog.