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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 on 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 wait 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 prevent 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.

Edit: I contacted the JoyAccess support and they weren't helpful. It seems there are issues to understand the issue and questions in English and I don't speak Chinese to properly communicate with them. They just gave me some unrelated model manual with instructions on how to pair the keyboard with a computer and mouse.

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

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  • Disable sleep mode on the keyboard. Mar 11, 2023 at 0:57
  • What Windows setting disables a BT device from sleeping?
    – Allan
    Mar 11, 2023 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, 2023 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, 2023 at 23:13
  • @RicardoSouza That Windows option does not do what you think it does. What keyboard? Mar 14, 2023 at 20:32

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Check if the manufacturer of your Bluetooth keyboard provides any software or firmware updates that might include power management settings.

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  • If you have a new question, please ask it by clicking the Ask Question button. Include a link to this question if it helps provide context. - From Review Oct 25, 2023 at 12:29
  • It would be a good idea to edit and remove the question from your answer as it is confusing. Besides, the OP has stated, in the question, that the model is JOYACCESS JA-KB07. Oct 25, 2023 at 14:39
  • Thanks for trying to help, but this seems more suitable for a comment and, as Greenonline pointed out, I've stated the model in my question. I also contacted the manufacturer, but their support is not great at answering questions in English. I'll update the question with that information. Oct 25, 2023 at 20:49

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