Logitech MX Keys and the recently announced MX Mini are our favorite premium keyboards. They are a perfect fit for those who need a solid, sturdy, and high-quality keyboard for coding, writing a lot of text, and other purposes (they are not that good for gaming, so look elsewhere if you need a gaming keyboard).
The Logitech MX Keys keyboard is a complicated piece of hardware and software that sometimes might misbehave (bugs happen everywhere). If your keyboard does not work as intended and you are facing various issues, MX Keys reset can help. Besides, you can install a new firmware to improve the overall experience. One of the most common issues with the MX Keys (and MX Mini) keyboards is the proximity sensor bug that causes a keyboard to constantly light up the backlight. MX Keys factory reset helped us to get rid of the issue.
Here is how to reset a Logitech keyboard.
Reset Logitech MX Keys Keyboard
You can try disconnecting the MX Keys keyboard from your computer first. Unpairing and pairing a keyboard might help you to fix bugs or other issues. If you use Bluetooth to connect MX Keys to your Mac or Windows PC, go to System Settings > Bluetooth and disconnect the keyboard from there. If you use Unifying, do the following:
- Go to the official Logitech website and download the Unifying Software. It is critically outdated, but it does the job.
- Install the Logitech Unifying Software app and run it.
- On the first page, press the Advanced button.
- Find your Unifying Receiver in the upper-left corner of the window and click your MX Keys keyboard.
Note. MX Mini uses a different connector, so this article will not work with that keyboard.
- Press Un-pair.
- Restart your keyboard, then go to Logitech Options and pair it with your computer again.
If unpairing and pairing the keyboard did not help, try to reset MX Keys using the following instruction.
Logitech MX Keys Factory Reset
To reset your Logitech MX Keys keyboard (you can also follow this instruction to reset MX Mini), do the following:
- Charge your Logitech MX Keys or MX Keys Mini keyboard to the full. Plug the keyboard into a power adapter or your keyboard, then wait for the LED indicator in the upper-right corner of the keyboard to stop blinking.
- Locate the on/off switch on the backside of your keyboard. Toggle it off and back on. That will restart the keyboard.
- Press Esc + O two times, then press Esc + B.
- Once you do that, all Easy-Switch indicators will start blinking swiftly.
Tip. Easy-Switch indicators are located above the Insert, Home, and Page Up keys. Those are the buttons you use to switch the keyboard between various devices.
- On the MX Mini, Easy-Switch indicators sit in the bottom-left corner of the screen. They also work as F1-F3 keys when paired with the Fn button.
- Now, wait a couple of minutes for the first channel (Easy-Switch button 1) to start blinking. It might take up to five minutes but should not exceed that.
- Repeat Step 2 if the indicator for the first channel did not start flashing fast.
- Now you can connect your keyboard to a phone, tablet, computer, or any other compatible device.
If the Logitech MX Keys factory reset did not help you to fix problems, try the following:
- Install the Logitech Options app. It is available on Windows and macOS from the official website.
- Open Logitech Options and find your keyboard.
- Click the More button and go to the Software tab.
- Hit the Check for Update button. Install available updates.
Update the Firmware
Finally, after resetting the Logitech MX Keys keyboard, you can try updating its firmware to fix issues. To update the firmware in Logitech MX Keys, do the following:
- Go to the official Logitech Firmware Update Tool page.
- Click the Download Now button.
- Open the file and follow on-screen instructions. Note that the update may take a few minutes, and your Logitech devices will not work during the process.
That is how you can perform Logitech MX Keys factory reset and update the firmware in the Logitech MX Keys keyboard. It is also worth mentioning that this article applies to other Logitech devices, such as MX mice and keyboards (Master and Kraft Series).