Apple keyboard not working after restart? This happens after macOS Ventura update and affects other wired keyboards too? Problems with wireless keyboards too, after waking up from sleep or Lock Screen? You’re not alone!
Apple Keyboard Not Working Ventura
This unexpected behavior has been reported by Robbie (macOS 13.0.1):
“APPLE External Wired Keyboard (attached with an APPLE USB-USBC dongle) does not work on restart! Driving me nuts when using MacBook Pro with external monitor!”
We’ve found similar complaints on Reddit:
“Is anyone testing Ventura finding an issue where the keyboard stops working after the machine goes into sleep mode or is locked?”
How To Fix Apple Keyboard Not Working
These glitches will have to be addressed by Apple in upcoming software updates. However, until then you can apply the following fixes:
1. Reconnect Keyboard
If the wired keyboard stops working after restart you have to physically unplug and reconnect it.
Yes, this is annoying but until this bug is patched, there’s no other option.
2. ReEnable Bluetooth
If Bluetooth keyboard stopped working after sleep or Lock Screen, try to disable and re-enable Bluetooth:
- This is done from the menu bar, click the Bluetooth icon.
- Use the switch next to Bluetooth to turn it Off.
- Wait a couple of seconds and turn it back On. Does it help?
3. Reboot Mac
If you have problems with a wireless keyboard, restart your computer and the functionality should be restored:
- Click the Apple logo in the top-left corner and select Restart.
Have you managed to fix keyboard not working in macOS Ventura? Do you have a better fix or others problems to report. Share your feedback in the comments.
Related: For more macOS 13.0.1 issues and available workarounds please check our detailed review.