On this page, you can get information about How To Reset A Keyboard easily. There are many ways to reset your keyboard, and the processes vary on Windows and macOS.
But don’t worry—they’re all super easy, and you’ll be back to your normal typing experience in no time!
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How can I Reset my Bluetooth Keyboard in Settings
- Firstly, turn off my Bluetooth keyboard. The location of the power button varies by keyboard, but we’ll usually find it on the bottom or side of the keyboard.
- Use this method if we’re having trouble keeping my Bluetooth keyboard paired to my PC.
- Then Open my Windows Settings. I’ll find this gear icon in my Start menu, toward the bottom-left side.
- After Click Devices. It’s the icon of a keyboard and smartphone.
- Then Click the Bluetooth and other devices tab. It’s on the left side of the window.
- If Bluetooth is disabled, click the Bluetooth switch at the top to turn it on.
- Now click my keyboard in the device list. It’ll be under Mouse, keyboard, & pen. A Remove device button will expand.
- Next, Click the Remove device button. A confirmation window will appear.
- Click Yes to confirm. This unpairs the keyboard from my computer.
- If Bluetooth is disabled, I’ll need to re-enable it now.
- Now turn my keyboard on and click + Add Bluetooth or other device. It’s at the top of the right panel.
- After Click Bluetooth. It’s the first option. The PC will now scan for Bluetooth devices.
- Afterwards, click the keyboard when it appears in the list. Depending on my keyboard, additional instructions may appear on the screen. Follow them, if so.
- Finally, Click Done. I’ve now re-paired my Bluetooth keyboard to the PC.
How do I Reset my Keyboard Language
- Firstly, Switch the keyboard language using the Input menu icon. If we’re seeing characters from the wrong language as you type, it’s usually because the wrong language is selected as the input language. To switch to a different language quickly, click the current language in the taskbar, just left of the system clock. It’s typically in the bottom-right corner of the screen. Then, select the language I want to type in.
- If I don’t see the Input menu icon, don’t see the language we need, or want to change my default keyboard input language, continue to the next step.
- Next Open Settings. To do so, click the Start menu and select the gear icon in the bottom-left corner.
- Then Click Time & language. It’s a clock-shaped icon in the middle of the window.
- After Click the Language tab. It’s in the left panel.
- If I only have one language installed under Preferred languages, I won’t see the Input menu in the system tray. This icon only shows up if multiple languages or inputs are installed.
- Next, Click the Keyboard icon. It’s in the upper portion of the right panel.
- Then Select Use language list (recommended) from the menu. It’s at the top of the window. This tells Windows to use the first language in your list as the default language.
- Click the back button to return to my Language settings.
- Now move the preferred language to the top of the list. To do this, select the language and click the up-arrow until it’s at the top of the list. Windows will now default to using the language at the top of the list if you have multiple languages installed.
- If I don’t see the language we want to use, click the + next to add a language, select the language, click Next, and then click Install language pack to install it.
- I can remove a language no longer want to use by clicking it once and selecting Remove.
- If the language is correct, but the layout isn’t (for example, if you’re using the US English keyboard in the DVORAK layout rather of the QWERTY), select the language, click Options, choose To add a keyboard, and then choose the desired layout to add it.
How can I Reinstall the Keyboard Drivers
- Firstly, Open the Device Manager. This program allows that to reset hardware on my computer. A faulty driver can be responsible for all sorts of keyboard problems on Windows PCs, including erratic behavior and unresponsiveness. This method will help that delete the current driver and replace it with a clean version. To open Device Manager:
- If my keyboard is working, click the Start menu, type device manager into the search bar, and then click Device Manager in the search results.
- If I can’t type, click the Start menu, scroll down the programs list, expand the Windows System folder, select Control Panel, and then click Device Manager.
- Scroll down and expand Keyboard. Click the arrow icon to the left of the Keyboard heading. A drop-down list of currently connected keyboards will appear.
- Then select the keyboard that we want to reset. Click on a keyboard’s name to select it.
- The names of the keyboard might be generic, such as Standard PS/2 Keyboard or HID Keyboard Device. If we have a laptop and have connected a secondary keyboard (connected via USB or through a USB-based wireless receiver), the Standard keyboard is the one built-in to the laptop, and the HID keyboard is the secondary one.
- Click the Uninstallation icon. It’s the red X at the top of the window.
- Now Click Uninstall to confirm. Doing so removes the keyboard from the Device Manager.
- Next, click the Scan for hardware changes icon. It’s the computer monitor icon in the upper-right side of the Device Manager window. Clicking this will scan the PC for connected hardware that doesn’t have a driver (such as your keyboard) and reinstall the driver automatically.
- At this point, try using my keyboard again. If it works, great! If not, I may need to install a specific driver. I can also continue with this method to try updating the driver.
- If my external keyboard is not detected, unplug it (or power it off completely if it’s connected via Bluetooth). When I plug it back in or turn it back on, Windows should install the drivers automatically.
- Next, select the keyboard again. The keyboard’s name will appear in the Keyboards section. Depending on the driver used to reinstall it, it may have a different name than it did before.
- Then click the Update drivers button. This option is at the top of the window, and looks like a black box with a green arrow facing upward.
- Click Search automatically for updated driver software. It’s the top option in the pop-up window. This will prompt Windows to begin searching for the most recent software updates for my keyboard.
- Next, allow the newest drivers to install. If there are any drivers available for my keyboard, they will install automatically.
- If there aren’t any new drivers, click Search for updated drivers on Windows Update. If an update is available, click Install now to download it—Windows Update is the best way to get the latest drivers for my PC.
- I can be prompted to restart my PC after updating the drivers.
Tips for Resetting Keyboard
- Resetting my keyboard may fix my keyboard issues, but it will also wipe any custom settings you had for my keyboard.
- If my keyboard uses batteries, it’s a good idea to use the manufacturer’s recommended brand if applicable.
- If resetting my keyboard settings doesn’t solve your issue, there may be a problem with my keyboard.