Wireless keyboard poweroff how?

the vj

macrumors 6502a
Original poster
Nov 23, 2006

I have the new wireless keyboard, I barely use it but is sucking the bateries every month. I use it probably twice a week for an hour or so because is for an specific project, not for dayly use.

I believe the keyboard still on even when is put away and the mac mini is off as well.

Is there a way to shut off the keyboard when is not in use?

Thank you.


macrumors 65816
Mar 19, 2008
OC Baby!
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.


macrumors 65816
Jul 19, 2006
But where is the any key? ;)

Thanks for the info on how to power off. I don't know why I never tried that on my own. It would have been crazy for Apple to create a kbd that you couldn't power off. My keyboard was clearly awake nonstop in my pack, but no more.
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