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Archived - Apple Wireless Keyboard: How to store your keyboard when it's not in use

This article describes how to store your keyboard when it's not in use. For information specific to the aluminum Apple Wireless Keyboard, refer to the end of this article.

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Everyday use
The Apple Wireless Keyboard automatically enters a low-power mode whenever it's not being used in order to conserve battery power. To wake the keyboard, press any key.

 

Short-term storage
If you're not going to use the keyboard for a few days, or if you are going to be travelling with your keyboard, turn it off to save battery power.

To turn off your keyboard:

    1. Turn over the keyboard.

    2. Slide the power switch toward the edge nearest the space bar. The green light will turn off.



    Figure 1 Keyboard power switch is located in the center of the battery replacement section

Long-term storage
If you're not going to use the Apple Wireless Keyboard for more than a few weeks, remove the batteries before storing it.

Aluminum Apple Wireless Keyboard

Turn off the aluminum Apple Wireless Keyboard if you're not going to use it for a short while. Remove the batteries if you're not going to use it for a few weeks.

Everyday use

The aluminum Apple Wireless Keyboard automatically enters a low-power mode whenever it's not being used in order to conserve battery power. To wake the keyboard, press any key.

Short-term storage

If you're not going to use the keyboard for a few days, or if you are going to be travelling with your keyboard, turn it off to save battery power.

To turn off your keyboard:

  • Press and hold the On/Off switch located on the right side of the battery compartment for at least three seconds. The LED indicator turns on when you press the button and turns off when the keyboard has turned off.


  • Figure 2 Keyboard power switch is located on the right side of the battery compartment.

Long-term storage

If you're not going to use the Apple Wireless Keyboard for more than a few weeks, remove the batteries before storing it.

Last Modified: Nov 27, 2011
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