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Logitech MX Keys User Manual

Logitech MX Keys FEATURE

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Logitech MX Keys

Logitech MX Keys PRODUCT

About Logitech
Logitech is a multinational technology company that designs and manufactures a wide range of computer peripherals and other devices, such as keyboards, mice, webcams, speakers, and gaming controllers. The company was founded in 1981 in Switzerland and has since grown to become one of the world’s leading manufacturers of personal computers and mobile accessories.

Logitech’s products are known for their high quality, functionality, and design. The company offers a variety of products for both consumer and business markets, and its products are available for purchase through a wide range of retailers, both online and in-store.


For quick interactive setup instructions, go to the interactive setup guide. For more detailed information, continue with the following detailed setup guide.


  1. Make sure the keyboard is turned on. The number 1 LED on the keyboard should blink quickly. Logitech MX Keys FIG-1NOTE: If the LED is not blinking quickly, perform a long press (three seconds).
  2. Choose how you want to connect:


    • Use the included wireless receiver.
      Plug the receiver into a USB port on your computer.
    • Connect directly via Bluetooth.
      Open the Bluetooth settings on your computer to complete the pairing.
      here for more details on how to do this on your computer. If you experience issues
      with Bluetooth, click
      here for Bluetooth troubleshooting.
  3. Install Logitech Options Software.
    Download Logitech Options to enable additional features. To download and learn more go to

Product Overview

Logitech MX Keys FIG-2

  1. PC layout
  2. Mac layout
  3. Easy-Switch keys
  4. ON/OFF switch
  5. Battery status LED and ambient light sensor

Pair to a second computer with Easy-Switch
Your keyboard can be paired with up to three different computers using the EasySwitch button to change the channel.

  1. Select the channel you want and press and hold the Easy-Switch button for three seconds. This will put the keyboard in discoverable mode so that it can be seen by your computer. The LED will start blinking quickly.
  2. Connect your keyboard to your computer using Bluetooth or the USB receiver:


    • Bluetooth: Open the Bluetooth settings on your computer to complete the pairing. You can find more information here.
    • USB receiver: Plug the receiver into a USB port, open Logitech Options, select: Add devices > Setup Unifying device, and follow the instructions.
  3. Once paired, a short press on the Easy-Switch button will allow you to switch channels.


Download Logitech Options to use all the possibilities this keyboard has to offer. To download and learn more about the possibilities go to logitech.com/options. Logitech Options is compatible with Windows and Mac.

Multi-OS keyboard

Your keyboard is compatible with multiple operating systems (OS): Windows 10 and 8, macOS, iOS, Linux, and Android.
If you are a Windows, Linux, or Android user, the special characters will be on the right side of the key:

Logitech MX Keys FIG-3

If you are a macOS or iOS user, the special characters and keys will be on the left side of the keys:

Logitech MX Keys FIG-4

Battery Status Notification

Your keyboard will let you know when it is running low. From 100% to 11%, your LED will be green. From 10% and below, the LED will be red. You can continue typing for more than 500 hours without backlighting when the battery is low.

Logitech MX Keys FIG-5

Plug the USB-C cable at the top right corner of your keyboard. You can continue typing while it is charging.

Logitech MX Keys FIG-6

Smart backlighting

Your keyboard has an embedded ambient light sensor that reads and adapts the level of backlighting accordingly.

Room brightness Backlight level
Low light – under 100 lux L2 – 25%
Midlight – between 100 and 200 lux L4 – 50%
High light – over 200 lux L0 – no backlight*
The backlight is turned OFF.

*Backlight is turned OFF.

There are eight backlight levels. You can change the backlight levels at any time, with two exceptions: the backlight cannot be turned ON when the room brightness is high or when the keyboard battery is low.

Software notifications

Install Logitech Options software to get the most out of your keyboard.

  1. Backlight level notifications
    Change the backlight level and know in real time what level you have.Logitech MX Keys FIG-7
  2. Backlighting disabled
    Two factors will disable backlighting: Logitech MX Keys FIG-8When your keyboard has only 10% of the battery left when you try to enable backlighting, this message will appear. If you want a backlight back, plug your keyboard to charge. Logitech MX Keys FIG-9
    When the environment around you is too bright, your keyboard will automatically disable backlighting to avoid using it when not needed. This will also allow you to use it longer with backlight in low-light conditions. You will see this notification when you try to turn to backlight ON.
  3. Low battery
    When your keyboard reaches 10% of battery left, backlighting turns OFF and you get a battery notification on the screen. Logitech MX Keys FIG-10
  4. F-Keys switch
    Press Fn + Esc to swap between Media keys and F-Keys. We’ve added a notification to let you know you’ve swapped.
    NOTE: By default, the keyboard has direct access to Media Keys. Logitech MX Keys FIG-11

Logitech Flow

You can work on multiple computers with your MX Keys keyboard. With a Flowenabled Logitech mouse, such as MX Master 3, you can work and type on multiple computers with the same mouse and keyboard using Logitech Flow technology. You can use the mouse cursor to move from one computer to the next.

MX Keys keyboard will follow the mouse and switch computers at the same time. You can even copy and paste between computers. You will need to install Logitech Options software on both computers and follow these instructions. You can check which other mice are Flow-enabled here.

Logitech MX Keys FIG-12

FAQ’s Logitech MX Keys User Manual

How durable are Logitech MX Keys?

With the backlight off, MX Keys can run for up to 5 months or up to 10 days on a full charge. Battery life may change depending on the user and the environment. To recharge, use the USB-C charging cord.

What makes MX Keys so great?

For the majority of business users, the MX Keys is a fantastic keyboard, especially in environments where quick, tactile typing is a daily necessity. The MX Keys are a worthy upgrade from the majority of laptop keyboards because the keyboard is built for quick, precise inputs.

Can the MX Keys’ backlight be left on?

Plug your keyboard in to charge if you want the backlight to return. Your keyboard will automatically turn off the backlighting if the light level outside is too high so as to save energy. Additionally, it will enable you to use the backlight for a longer period of time in dim lighting.

Are Logitech MX Keys sleepable?

The keyboard on this device lacks a sleep button. After your computer goes into standby, the keyboard may stop responding. This is a recognized problem with Windows’ power management and USB devices. You will need to modify your OS’s power management settings.

The MX Keys are water-resistant?

Please note that the MX Keys is not a spill-proof or waterproof keyboard.

Are there any power buttons on the MX Keys?

Rubber feet on the bottom of the MX Keys keyboard prevent it from moving about on your desk. There is a power switch and a USB-C charging port on the top edge.

How do MX Keys detect?

A proximity sensor on the bottom side of the keyboard measures the magnetic field surrounding the accessory. With no need for you to click a button, the sensor detects when your hands are on the keyboard and illuminates the keys.

Is typing with Logitech MX Keys a good idea?

The Logitech MX Mechanical and MX Mechanical Mini keyboards have a lot to recommend them. Both provide a fantastic typing experience, strong software customization, a long battery life, and simple device switching.

The MX Keys keyboard is silent, right?

The MX keys keyboard is the greatest I’ve ever used. The keys are silent when pressed and pleasant to the touch. This keyboard has a sensation that falls between that of a laptop keyboard and a standard desktop keyboard.

Are the Logitech MX keys RGB?

The K10 offers complete RGB backlighting and three different mechanical switch types, so you may choose the ones you prefer. It is mechanical. A non-mechanical option with scissor switches and white illumination is the Logitech.

How can I activate the pairing mode on my MX Keys?

Choose the desired channel, then hold down the Easy-Switch button for three seconds. By doing this, you can make the keyboard discoverable so that your computer can see it.

PDF – Logitech MX Keys User Manual

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