How to Clean Mac Keyboard? Complete Guide

Mac Keyboard

If your MacBook or MacBook Pro key doesn’t respond or feels different when you press the key, follow this steps how to Clean Mac Keyboard with compressed air.When executing these techniques, recall employing the straw with packed air to manage the airflow and sprinkle the end of the straw about half an inch away from the keyboard. Also, be careful not to collapse the can during spraying. Steps to Clean the MacBook Keyboard

Follow these steps while cleaning your MacBook:

Step 1: MacBook, turn off the computer, disconnect the power outlet, and remove the accessory.

If you use an external keyboard that you want to clean, turn off the power and remove the battery.

Step 2: Be sure to insert the straw that came with the compressed air can. Remember to eject the straw about 1.5cm from the keyboard. Also, keep a can of compressed air at a normal angle.

Step 3: Turn the MacBook at different angles to clean the keyboard, so make sure you hold the MacBook tight.

First, open the MacBook and rotate the screen down about 75 degrees. Next, the compressed air is jetted in a zigzag manner from left to right across the keyboard, then returned.

Step 4:MacBook on one side, blow compressed air onto the keyboard with the same swipe. Then point your computer to the other side and do the same.

You can turn it like you blow air with an external keyboard.


If a particular key on your keyboard is dirty, you can clean it specially. You can use a soft, waterless lint-free cloth to brush your keyboard. Still, if you require something more robust, Apple suggests employing a 70% isopropyl alcohol wipe, 75% ethyl alcohol wipe, or Clorox disinfecting wipe on an Apple device’s hard, non-porous surface, such as a display or keyboard. However, do not use bleaching agents or those that contain hydrogen peroxide.

How do I clean my Mac’s Bluetooth keyboard?

Mac Bluetooth keyboards with no cables will rarely break. With preventive maintenance and cleaning, it can be used for years.

Here’s what you need to know:

If the Bluetooth keyboard battery is removable, remove the battery. By removing the battery, you will not accidentally power on the keyboard while cleaning. The Apple Magic Keyboard does not have a removable battery. Turn off the switch on the keyboard because there is an On/Off switch.

Just as with the MacBook keyboard cleaning method, the keyboard is held obliquely sideways (short side up), and the compressed air is jetted for a short time to blow off any dirt stuck to the key. Move from top to bottom.

Clean the key cap, trackpad, and mouse base with a soft cloth impregnated with a small amount of isopropyl alcohol. Be careful not to let moisture enter through the gaps.

Do you need a clean keyboard?

It’s not proven, but computers with clean keyboards work faster, just as cars that have been washed are improving. Using a few minutes of preventative cleaning time can create a distinction in the performance of this part, which is important for digital technology devices.

Unplug your keyboard or shut down your laptop before cleaning up the mess caused by spilling liquid on your Mac keyboard or MacBook. You can then take it to the Apple Store or Authorized Service Center. Turning on an expensive computer before doing professional cleaning can cause significant damage.

Prevent the keyboard from getting dirty.

If cleaning your keyboard is a hassle, or if you want to protect your new keyboard from pet hair or cookie debris, consider using a keyboard protector. For the MacBook, there is also a thinner “Moshi ClearGuard.”

Be freed from dust

Although most of the recent Mac is designed to be unable to open, Mac Pro is still one of the models that can easily get inside. Unfortunately, the design of the system has created a lot of dust. I used Mac Pro (the original “Cheese Grower” case) before 2013 for several years, but I found that I had to clean it once every few months. Other Macs are hard to get rid of dust.

 For example, the iMac has an input under the Display and a large exhaust port behind the Display at the top. With a powerful vacuum cleaner, you can suck up dust from the bottom, but it’s not easy and won’t work well. The Mac mini doesn’t accumulate much dust, but open the round bottom cover and check inside to see if there is any dust, pet hair, or other items the vacuum cleaner can remove.

Clean a screen

I always have a microfiber cloth to wipe my glasses to clean the Apple display. Apple recommends using a soft, slightly damp, lint-free cloth to clean the screen thoroughly. I never used a special monitor cleaning solution on Mac, but for example, if you spilled something on your laptop and got something filthy on its screen, you might need to use that route. You can purchase many types of monitor wipes pre-processed with the right cleaning solution, which may be worth keeping in case of a disaster.

Clean the back of the screen.

I sent an iMac to repair it, and when I returned, I thought the pixel was dead. But if you look closely, you see a bit of dust on the back of the screen, between the plastic cover on Display and the actual Display. Surprisingly, it was easy for the old iMac to remove and clean the front cover. Since 2013, iMac has been laminating screens, so this work can only be done with iMac before 2013.

Look for a suction cup with a width of at least 2 or 3 inches. Press it over the black bezel at the top of the Display. If you pull it gently, you will see that the plastic cover on the Display will come off immediately. Wipe the inside of the cover with a soft cloth and return it to its original position from the bottom edge, leaving it to the action of the magnet.

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