If you’re encountering unexpectable behavior on your keyboard, you might want to reset it to default settings. If you find your keyboard is not working properly, reset it sounds like a good option. But how?

In this post, we’ll guide you to reset your keyboard step-by-step.

For Windows Users:

The unexpectable behavior on your keyboard can be different. Here we have 2 solutions to meet your specific need:

  1. Back to default settings
  2. Change the keyboard language

Back to default settings:

  1. Press the Windows logo key + R together to evoke the Run box.
  2. Type devmgmt.msc and press the Enter key.
  3. Click Keyboards and select the keyboard device you want to reset.
  4. Click the red cross button to uninstall the device.
  5. Click Scan for hardware changes button. It will let the device appear.
  6. Select the same keyboard device again. Click the Update device driver button.
  7. Allow the newest drivers to install.
  8. Restart your computer.

Your keyboard should back to the default setting after reboot.

Change the keyboard language:

  1. Press the Windows logo key + I (“i”) together to open Windows Settings.
  2. Click Devices.
  3. Click Typing in the left pane and click Advanced keyboard settings on the right.
  4. Click the drop-down button to select the language you want.

Now you’ve reset your keyboard language.

For Mac Users:

The unexpectable behavior on your keyboard can be different. Here we have 2 solutions to meet your specific need:

  1. Back to default settings
  2. Change the keyboard language

Back to default settings:

  1. Click the Apple icon on the topper left corner and click System Preferences.
  2. Click Keyboard.
  3. Click Modifier Keys in the bottom right corner.
  4. Click Restore Defaults and then click OK.

Your keyboard should be back in the default settings.

Change the keyboard language:

  1. Click the Apple icon on the topper left corner and click System Preferences.
  2. Click Language and Region.
  3. Select the language you want.
  4. Wait for the computer to reboot.

Hard Reset

If you’re experiencing unexpectable behavior like one functional key is not working or keyboard lighting issues, after trying a soft reset on your computer, you may want to try a hard reset.

Different brands of the keyboard will provide you different ways to do a hard reset. You’d better go to your keyboard’s manufacturer’s official website and ask for help. Here we provide you a general keyboard hard reset guide:

  1. Unplug your keyboard and wait for 30 seconds.
  2. Hold the ESC key on your keyboard and plug it back to your computer.
  3. Press the ESC key till you see the keyboard is flashing.

Your keyboard should be reset successfully.


That’s it! Hope the above information could help you solve the problem. If you have any questions or suggestions, please leave your comments below.

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