How to Enable/Turn On Backlit Keyboard on Dell Laptops

22 Responses

  1. IntoWindows says:

    It actually depends on your Dell notebook model. On my Dell Studio 15, I need to use Fn + F6 keys to enable backlit.

    • Dell 15z User says:

      Thank you! I am a bit too sleep deprived to think or read a manual, so you saved me much befuddlement, IntoWindows. Cheers!

  2. suresh says:


  3. deek says:

    Thanks , done

  4. Bonnie says:

    Thank you for your instructions – just bought a new dell and it wasn’t working. I appreciate the help.

  5. larry says:

    ya did it dude thanks so much is working now

  6. Adriano Rafael says:

    Thank you very much for the article, in meantime i was about to conclude my lap has a problem But you really helped me to get there- Back light ON now and it is actually facilitating a lot of my job, thanks and keep updating.


  7. Caesar says:

    How about to open this keyboard light on dell Inspiron 14 7447?

  8. chandra mohan says:

    Thank u soo much

  9. alex says:

    I have a inspiron 5000 a 5558.
    keybord lithing goes out after 10 sec.
    how do I ajust it to keep it light all the time ?

  10. yay says:

    Very helpful…. i thought something went wrong with my Laptop… but then i read this article

  11. Maurice says:

    does this work on a dell inspiron 14Z?

  12. Lulu says:

    Holding down Alt Then F10 worked on my Dell Inspiron 2016 Model

  13. bleurgh says:

    ALT + function + F6 worked for me, function and F6 alone wouldn\’t work for some reason until i added the ALT, however since doing it this way it will now turn off and on with just Fn+F6

  14. Zach says:

    Please please tell me how to enable the back light keyboard on dell insprion 15 7559. I am using windows 10 now and mobility centre doesn\’t seem to have it.

  15. I tried both Fn+ and Fn+F6, nothing happened with my Latitude E5570. Anything else works?

  16. Brian says:

    I have a new XPS15 but none of these solutions work for me. Does anybody have an alternative please?

  17. theloverman says:

    I am so happy right now, i can give u my first born if you want.

  18. Mattie says:

    How about the inspiron 11 3000 series?

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