I use a bluetooth keyboard that can connect to multiple devices and it is pretty decent, but its auto-sleep (power saving) function drives me crazy, especially when I'm in a call and stop typing for a few minutes, then when I have to type in a question or answer, the first characters get lost (I can't win any group quizzes unless I keep pressing keys on my keyboard to keep it awake :-P).

It is very annoying having to press a few keys and waiting a few seconds before I start typing, whenever I stay 5 minutes without touching any key (eg. reading, calls, etc.).

On Windows, we have a setting to preventing a bluetooth device from entering sleep mode, but I couldn't find anything similar for MacOS. *

Is there a way to prevent such devices from sleeping (entering standby mode) on a Mac?

Currently on an Intel-based Macbook Pro, running Ventura 13.2.1, using a JOYACCESS JA-KB07 low profile bluetooth keyboard.

* The Windows setting prevents the computer from turning off the device to save power, but doesn't prevent the device itself to enter power saving mode.

  • Disable sleep mode on the keyboard. Mar 11 at 0:57
  • What Windows setting disables a BT device from sleeping?
    – Allan
    Mar 11 at 1:01
  • @Allan, there is a "allow computer to turn off device to save power" option in the "Power Management" tab, in "Properties" for those devices in "Device Manager". Mar 13 at 23:08
  • @MarcWilson, My keyboard doesn't have any setting for that, nor MacOS provides any that I'm aware of. Do you have any suggestions? Mar 13 at 23:13
  • @RicardoSouza That Windows option does not do what you think it does. What keyboard? Mar 14 at 20:32


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