How to Change Keyboard Brightness in macOS Ventura

How to Change Keyboard Brightness in macOS Ventura

Apple finally released it’s most awaited OS macOS Ventura on 24 October 2022. And, it offers some fantastic features like a continuity camera, Stage Manager, Passkeys, iCloud Shared Photo Library, Handoff in Facetime, and Game Centre. Apart from new features, Apple also redesigned its settings App. Now, macOS system settings App looks like the iPad OS settings App. Apart from this, Apple replaced the Keyboard Brightness icon in Control Centre with the new Stage Manager. Because of this, many users aren’t able to change their keyboard brightness in macOS Ventura.

Keyboard Brightness Missing in macOS Ventura

And, if you’re also an iMac, MacBook Pro, MacBook Air M1, or M2 user. And, upgraded from macOS Monterey to macOS Ventura. Then, no need to worry, you can get back the Keyboard Brightness icon in Control Centre. Also, in the new macOS Monterey, you get more options to manage your Keyboard Brightness. Moreover, With the new system settings app, you can also show a custom message on macOS Lock Screen.

Add Keyboard Brightness Option in Control Centre and Menu Bar

If you just want to get back the Keyboard Brightness option in Control Centre. Then, you can easily enable it from the new macOS Ventura System Settings. But, you cannot replace it with the Stage Manager option.

  1. Click on the Apple icon from the upper-right corner of the screen, and click on “system settings”. Alternatively, you can open system settings from launchpad.
Open System Settings in macOS Ventura
  1. Once, the system settings app gets opened, click on Control Centre from the left pane.
  1. Scroll down and you will see the Keyboard Brightness section. And, you will find the following two options.
  • Show in Menu Bar
  • Show in Control Centre
  1. You can now add the Keyboard Brightness option in the menu or Control Centre. Just do enable the respective option of it.
  1. Personally, I suggest you add it to the menu bar. With it, you can quickly open the keyboard brightness slider. Enable the “Show in Menu Bar” option.
Show Keyboard Brightness Slider in Menu Bar
  1. And, keyboard brightness icon will appear in the menu bar.
Keyboard Brightness in Menu Bar added
  1. And, if you want to get back it into the Control Centre, then do enable the “Show in Control Centre” option.
Show Keyboard Brightness in Control Centre
  1. Once you enable the Keyboard Brightness feature, it will show at the bottom of the Control Centre.
Add Keyboard Brightness in Control Centre macOS Ventura

So, that’s how you can get back the missing keyboard brightness option in macOS Ventura.

Change Keyboard Brightness using System Settings in macOS Ventura

From the Brightness Control Slider in Control Centre and Menu bar, you can only increase and decrease brightness. But, if you want to enable auto-adjust keyboard brightness, and, other important settings, then, follow these steps:

  1. Click on Apple Menu, and after that click on System Settings to Launch macOS Ventura Settings.
  1. Scroll down from the left pane and then click on Keyboard.
  1. From here, you can change the keyboard brightness of your Macbook. Also, you can enable “Adjust keyboard brightness in low light”. This option will increase and decrease keyboard brightness when you’re in low light.
Adjust Keyboard Brightness in low light
  1. Moreover, you can also manage “Turn off keyboard backlight after inactivity”. You can select a time. And, after the selected time of inactivity, the keyboard backlight will get turned off. This will save some battery life for you.
Turn Keyboard Backlight off after inactivity

Yes, there are more options with you can manage. But, don’t make unnecessary changes if you don’t know about them. Hope this article helped you to get back your keyboard brightness controller. And, you were able to Change Keyboard Brightness in macOS Ventura.