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How To Change HyperX Keyboard Color [SOLVED]

Find out how to change the HyperX keyboard color using a combination of "Function (FN)" and other keys, and the HyperX NGENUITY.

Using certain key combinations, you can quickly do a HyperX Keyboard color change; for instance, the “FN+F1/F2/F3” keys pressed along with “FN” lets you switch between various colors on HyperX Alloy Core RGB.

Key Takeaways

  • Change the color modes in the HyperX Alloy Origins Mechanical Keyboard using the “FN” key and any keys from “F1 to F5.” For HyperX Alloy Core RGB, use the “Color Mode” button.
  • With the NGENUITY software, you can modify color modes, opacity, and speed and even restrict certain keys for flawless gaming.
  • Reconnect the keyboard, ensure proper setup, or go to HyperX support if the backlight is not functioning.

Different Colors In HyperX Keyboard

  • Candy Apple Red.
  • Carrot Orange.
  • Cyber Yellow.
  • Emerald Green.
  • Electric Aqua.
  • Azure Blue.
  • Fuchsia Pink.
  • Light Violet.
  • Futuristic Cool White.

Also Read: How To Change Color On Redragon Keyboard

How To Change Your HyperX Keyboard Color?

While the exact methods to change color on the HyperX keyboard using the key combinations vary with the model, the NGENUITY software’s interface and controls remain the same. On the other hand, also check out our guides on changing colors on the MageGee Keyboard and Havit Keyboard. 

 Important: In case the backlight does not work, try reconnecting your keyboard.  

HyperX Alloy Core RGB

For this particular model, you will find three buttons at the top left edge of the keyboard to control the backlighting. Pressing the first and third keys in the row allows you to adjust the current brightness level.

Brightness Keys
Brightness Keys (Image By Tech4Gamers)

Moreover, using the second button, you can switch between the five backlighting color effects, like “Breathing” and “Solid,” which we will discuss later in this guide.

Color Mode Key
Color Effects Key (Image By Tech4Gamers)

Besides, hitting the “FN” key and any key from “F1 to F5” will change the color in the 5-Zone Color Mode.

FN+Function Keys
FN+Function Keys (Image By Tech4Gamers)

You can also toggle between different colors or change to a single color by pressing the “FN+Left/Right” keys. To control the speed of the color effects, resort to “Fn+Up/Down” keys.

Important: The “FN+Left/Right” key combination only works when you are outside of the 5-Zone Color Mode.

Also Read: How To Change Corsair Keyboard Color

HyperX Alloy Origins Core Mechanical Gaming Keyboard

Changing the backlight color is pretty convenient. Press the “FN+F1” keys to put the color in “Rainbow Mode,” the default RGB for HyperX keyboards.

Additionally, you can press “FN+F2” to change to “Breathing Mode” with different colors. Besides that, hitting “FN+F3” will only light up a certain area around the keys you press for reactive typing.

FN+Function Keys
FN+Function Keys (Image By Tech4Gamers)

Like the prior model, you can adjust brightness with the “FN+Up/Down” buttons. The speed can also be customized with the “FN+Left/Right” keys.

Using HyperX NGENUITY Software

HyperX keyboards have dedicated control software, HyperX NGENUITY, that you can install on your PC. It lets you customize your keyboard colors and effects or use the preset modes; it’s up to you. Get the software from the Microsoft Store or the official website.

The HyperX keyboard will show up automatically on the NGENUITY software once you launch it after installation. The software lets you control the backlighting’s speed, opacity, and brightness. Furthermore, set customized colors to selected keys by modifying the Preset configurations.

Plus, in the 5-Zone Color Mode, the NGENUITY software lets you customize the direction, speed, and even the colors in the RGB backlighting.

Apart from these, the “Gaming Mode” enables you to block your chosen keys so they do not interrupt the gaming even if you accidentally press them. 

HyperX NGENUITY Interface
HyperX NGENUITY Interface (Image By Tech4Gamers)

Important: Ensure to save the customizations; otherwise, you will have to start from scratch.

Also Read: How To Change Alienware Keyboard Color?

Different Lighting Modes On HyperX Keyboard

Experience these phenomenal lighting modes on the HyperX Keyboard:

  • Rainbow Mode: All the colors in the rainbow spectrum are visible in the backlighting.
  • Solid Mode: A single constant color is set in behind the keys.
  • Breathing Mode: The backlight softly fades in and out to produce a pulse-like effect.
  • Cycle Mode: Various colors move along the keyboard in a cyclic pattern.
  • Aurora Mode: It creates a calming, aurora-like effect on your keyboard.
  • Spectrum Wave Mode: The colors move gently from left to right.
  • Reactive Mode: The keyboard only illuminates the area around the key you press.

What To Do If Backlight Color Is Not Changing On HyperX Keyboard?

We have some bonus tips for you that can get you out of the color-not-changing problem:

  • Restart the PC.
  • Reconnect the keyboard. Also, blow off any dust in the computer’s slot.
  • Restart the NGENUITY Software.
  • Ensure you have correctly set up the keyboard by cross-checking with the instruction manual.
  • Refer to HyperX Support.

Also Read: How To Change CyberpowerPC Keyboard Color

Frequently Asked Questions

How Do I Perform A HyperX Keyboard Color Change?

Use the “FN” key together with any key from “F1 to F5” to alter the color mode, or the second button in the top left row given in some models also does the job. The HyperX NGENUITY software is another way to change and customize the color on your keyboard.

Can I Set A Specific Color For Individual Keys On The HyperX Keyboard?

HyperX NGENUITY software lets you customize colors for individual keys on supported keyboard models.

Does HyperX Keyboard Have Preset Lighting Effects?

It has preset lighting effects, like Breathing, Spectrum Wave, Aurora, and more. However, the available preset options vary with each model.

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