How to fix Magic Caps Lock Keypad not working

Do you continue to have problems with the Caps Lock key on your Virtual Keyboard? Maybe it’s not responding while typing. Or maybe it’s just the LED indicator, which may be constantly lit or not lit at all.

Incorrectly bound modifier keys, faulty Bluetooth connection, outdated system software, and many other reasons can cause Magic Keyboard’s Caps Lock to not work.

Unless the Caps Lock on your Virtual Keyboard is broken, you can fix the problem yourself. The troubleshooting tips below apply to the following scenarios:

  • The Caps Lock key is unresponsive and the LED indicator stays on.
  • The Caps Lock key is unresponsive and the LED indicator remains off.
  • The Caps Lock key responds but the LED indicator stays on.
  • The Caps Lock key is responsive, but the LED indicator is always off.

Note: If you’re troubleshooting the Built-in Virtual Keyboard on your MacBook Air or Pro (2020 or later), ignore any fixes that don’t apply.

Check your Mac’s Add-on Key Settings

Is your Magic Keyboard’s Caps Lock completely unresponsive? If so, it’s best to start by checking that the key is set up correctly on your Mac and not just bound to another modifier action (such as Control, Option, or Command). ).

1. Open Apple menu and select System Preferences.

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<p>2. Select <strong>Keyboard</strong>.</p>
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<p>3. Under <strong>Keyboard</strong> select button labeled <strong>Modifier key</strong>.</p>
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<p>4. Open the side menu <strong>Option</strong> <strong>keyboard</strong> and select your Magic Keyboard in the list (if it’s not already selected by default).</p>
<p>5. Make sure <strong>Caps Lock key</strong> is set to <strong>Caps Lock key</strong> and nothing else. </p>
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Caps Lock key is set to Caps Lock

Also, choose Restore default to reset the changes to all modifier keys on your Virtual Keyboard.

Turn Magic Keyboard Off and On

Next, try disabling your Virtual Keyboard and then turning it back on. Usually, this eliminates problems that occur randomly with unresponsive keys or malfunction indicator LEDs. You can find Power switch on the right front edge of the device.

Keyboard shortcut icon

After disabling the On-Screen Keyboard, wait up to 10 seconds before turning it back on. It will automatically reconnect to your Mac.

Connect Magic Keyboard to Mac via USB

Do you have Magic Keyboard’s Lightning cable in hand? Try using it to establish a connection via USB. If the Caps Lock key starts working properly after that, disconnect the cord and go back to using the On-Screen Keyboard via Bluetooth.

Reset your Mac’s Bluetooth module

An unstable Bluetooth module on a Mac can cause all sorts of problems like Magic Keyboard Caps Lock not working. However, you can try resetting it by opening your Mac Control Center by holding Change and Right to buy key and extension Bluetooth control. Follow that by choosing Reset Bluetooth module.

If the option that appears is missing, execute the following command in Terminal (open Launchers and choose Other > End) instead of:

sudo pkill bluetoothd

sudo pkill bluetoothd

Your Bluetooth devices will disconnect and reconnect after a few seconds. Try using Magic Keyboard and check if the problem recurs.

Reset Magic Keyboard to factory defaults

You can also try resetting your Magic Keyboard (including all other Apple devices you’ve connected via Bluetooth) to factory defaults.

Again, open your Mac Control Centerhold Change and Right to buy but this time, choose Restore factory settings for all connected Apple devices. If the option isn’t available on your Mac, move on to the next fix.

Restart your Mac

If the Magic Keyboard Caps Lock key remains unresponsive or the LED indicator remains stuck, you should restart your Mac. So save your work, open Apple menu and select Restart. Then choose Restart again to confirm.

Restart button

Update your Mac’s system software

The macOS update not only fixes any known bugs with your Mac’s Bluetooth module, but also includes firmware upgrades for the Magic Keyboard.

If you haven’t updated your Mac recently, open System Preferences application and select Software updates. If you see a new update, select Update now. If Software Updater fails, learn what you can do to fix stuck macOS updates.

Software update window

Reconnect Magic Keyboard to Mac

Disconnecting and reconnecting Magic Keyboard completely to your Mac can also fix a broken Bluetooth connection.

1. Open Apple menu and select System Preferences.

2. Select Bluetooth.

3. Select X next to your Magic Keyboard.

X next to Magic Keyboard

4. Select Eliminate to unpair the Virtual Keyboard from your Mac.

Clear the confirmation window

5. Turn off your Virtual Keyboard and then turn it back on. It will appear on the Bluetooth screen momentarily. Option Link when it happens.

Connect button

Remove your Mac’s Bluetooth preferences

The following fix involves deleting the Bluetooth preferences file on your Mac. It is another way to improve the reliability of Bluetooth devices.

1. Open a seeker window and select To go > Go to Folder on the menu bar.

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<p>2. Enter the following path and select <strong>enter</strong>:</p>
<p><strong>/ Library / Hobbies</strong></p>
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/ Library / Hobbies

3. Locate and move the following file to the Mac’s Trash: Bluetooth.plist Bluetooth.plist

4. Restart your Mac.

5. macOS will automatically regenerate a new Bluetooth preferences file. You can always recover deleted files from the Recycle Bin if you run into additional problems afterwards.

Clean Magic Keyboard

The Magic Keyboard is not as prone to dust as Apple’s keyboard with butterfly switches. But if Magic Keyboard Caps Lock remains completely unresponsive, applying a few short bursts of compressed air below the key should have no effect.

Reset your Mac’s NVRAM

If none of the above fixes work, your Mac’s NVRAM (non-volatile random access memory) could be the problem. NVRAM holds important system data that can be outdated and cause problems with external peripherals. If you use an Intel-powered Mac, you have the option to reset it manually.

1. Turn off your Mac.

2. Turn it on, but immediately press and hold Request, Right to buy, Pand CHEAP key.

Command, Option, P, and RED keys

3. Continue holding down the keys until you hear your Mac chirp twice. If your Mac uses Apple T2 Security Chips, simply release them when you see the Apple logo a second time.

If resetting the NVRAM doesn’t fix the Caps Lock key on your Virtual Keyboard, proceed with resetting the SMC (System Management Controller).

Contact Apple Support

If none of the above fixes fixed the Cap Lock on your Magic Keyboard, it’s time to contact Apple Support for help. You are probably dealing with a faulty Caps Lock or a circuit inside the device. If your Magic Keyboard is still under warranty, you may receive a replacement.

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