Backlit Tablet Keyboard Case
for Apple iPad Air

Folio Case with Backlit Keyboard for the Apple iPad Air


Backlit Tablet Keyboard Case
for Apple iPad Air

  • The Folio is one of the thinnest keyboards available.
  • A unique hinge allows 135° of multiple viewing angles.
  • Backlit keys make typing in low-light areas easy on the eyes.
  • Leather-textured cover protects the iPad® and keyboard from dings and scratches while maintaining high fashion.
  • Island-style keys, engineered for maximum space, provide 30% more typing area than the competition.

Availability: Sold out online

Free shipping on all new orders to the E.U.
Free shipping on all new orders to the E.U.


The ZAGG Folio is the thinnest and most diverse Bluetooth® keyboard available. It features a unique hinge design that lets you position your screen at virtually any viewing angle and also provides full body protection to help keep your iPad® free from scratches and dings. A powerful battery keeps it going for up to three months of regular use between charges*.

*Regular use of two hours per day. Using the backlit feature will impact battery life and may require more frequent charging.


More Angles

Featuring a unique hinge design that adjusts through 135°, the Folio holds your iPad at whatever viewing angle is best for you, just like a laptop. No other Bluetooth® keyboard does that.

More Space

Measuring only 7.6mm thin, that's barely more than a quarter inch, and with full-body protection, the Folio easily slips into a bag or purse so it easily goes everywhere you do. And with it being thinner than the competition, it still provides 30% more typing space.

More Colors

With backlit keys that can be customized in an array of colors and brightness, the Folio makes typing in low-light situations a breeze. Plus, you get to have more fun with your typing experience.

More Protection

The Folio features full-body coverage to help protect your iPad wherever you go. With its durable leather textured cover and resilient case, it protects your iPad from scratches, dust, dings and more, and keeps it looking great.

Tech Specs

all in the detail

The ZAGG Folio for the iPad Air tech spec display


1 Folio keyboard, 1 charging cable, and an owner’s manual


Bluetooth keyboard uses a 950 mAh rechargeable lithium polymer battery. Battery will last several months of normal use without charging.


Length 6.82 in (173.2 mm)
Width 9.55 in (242.6 mm)
Depth 0.697 in (17.7 mm) closed with device
Depth 0.299 in (7.6 mm) keyboard only
Weight 18.87 oz (535 grams)

Patented Design

Patent pending design provides additional protection for your iPad Air

Bluetooth Keyboard

The Bluetooth® keyboard feature island-style keys and 30% more typing space than the competition.

Adjustable Hinge

A unique hinge design offers over 135° of viewing angles.

Ultra-Thin Design

At only 7.6mm, or barely more than a quarter of an inch, it’s one of the thinnest keyboards available.

Powerful Battery

Battery offers up to three months of use between charges.

Backlit Keys

Backlit keys in interchangeable colors make typing in low light areas a breeze.

Special Function Keys

Special function keys help you get more done from the convenience of your keyboard.


Owner's manual

Reviews & Questions

Folio Backlit Keyboard for the Apple iPad Air (Black) is rated 3.9 out of 5 by 561.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very Happy!!! this is a great tool that allows my son to use his iPad as a laptop and save me money. Works great and easy to use.
Date published: 2016-10-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Makes typing on an ipad a total breeze! I received this as a warranty replacement for a keyboard which developed problems. This product is a great accompaniment for my ipad and I would not want to do without it. Also, Zagg really is a customer friendly company and went above and beyond to provide me with a replacement.
Date published: 2016-10-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful products daily use with your Apple IPad Zagg Keyboard is awesome using as a business man on travel. Meeting , been using daily two years , Zagg customer service personal ,always their ansuning any question , Love your products "
Date published: 2016-10-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Neat and Sleek folio Received replacement timely. Folio convenient, easy to use and hard case to prevent breakage in case it falls.
Date published: 2016-10-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I love this product! I love this Backlit Hinged Keyboard Folio. I've tried others and they just don't compare!
Date published: 2016-10-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great features Second one I bought. Warranty is exceptional. Love zagg products.
Date published: 2016-10-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love it Zagg replaced a previous keyboard that stopped working no fuss no Muss Thrilled to receive it as quickly as I did and enjoying its functionality.
Date published: 2016-10-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product this company stands behind it's, and knows how to take care of the customer.
Date published: 2016-09-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I got my Zagg about eight months ago, the best thing I could have gotten for my iPad.
Date published: 2016-09-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Finally a keyboard that works I tried two different keyboards over the last five years from and the Zagg has been the best one.
Date published: 2016-09-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best on the market! I just bought my 4th folio. One is with an old ipad. I drove off with one of these folios, and ipad, on the roof of the car at high speed. Had to go back to find it sitting like a tent in the road. What is truly amazing is that the keyboard is still working, despite getting pretty beat up. The ipad was really cracked up, but was also still working. I have been using the folio for work with an ipad, for many years now, and I continue to be amazed by the quality of the product. A lot of people compliment it and I always tell them it lights up in 7 colors at 3 different levels. I will be very sad if they ever discontinue this winning product. And customer care is also great. Anyone considering this should just go for it. Zagg products rock!
Date published: 2016-09-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Product This is the 2nd keyboard I have purchased from Zagg. I have used soft keyboards in the past and have had problems with the keys not working. It is also easier for my to type faster on hard keys with greater accuracy. Also, I find the hard casing a much better form of protection for my IPad as I travel a fair amount. It is easy to use, stays powered up for a long time and the backlit feature is great when I am in low light situations. Last but certainly not least, they have great customer support and I support companies that believe excellent customer support is as important as the products they sell.
Date published: 2016-09-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Keyboards. Was treated very well and fair with my emails to very satisfied.
Date published: 2016-08-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I love the sleek design! I hate being without it....My friends notice when I don't have it.
Date published: 2016-08-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best keyboard out there! Love the functionalities of this keyboard. The backlit is a superb feature.
Date published: 2016-07-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Service! Hinge broke on my keyboard case and Zagg immediately sent replacement before I returned my original.
Date published: 2016-07-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best case and keyboard I've had! I'm glad I chose the Zagg. I've already had two of another brand and they didn't last. It has a terrific case and the keyboard is easy to use. The case mimics a laptop case and is sturdy. The iPad fits like a glove. Ordering was easy; price was good; shipping was quick. Very pleased and highly recommend.
Date published: 2016-07-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent product! Zagg has well thought out and engineered products. I was impressed with the quality of the design, durability, and functionality of the Zagg hard case keyboard for the retina display i-Pad. It protects my i-Pad as well as being a great way to type notes and write messages without have to one finger peck on the i-Pad.
Date published: 2016-07-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love it! This is my second one. I could not survive without one
Date published: 2016-07-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I love the folio and Zagg I bought my folio on April- in July it broke and I filed for a replacement - it was on my doorstep the next day! You can't find better customer service than that! I will be recommending Zagg to everyone. I love every aspect about it. With this on my iPod, I hardly need a regular laptop. Now, if Apple could make an iPad that holds a terabyte that could replace my computer altogether!
Date published: 2016-07-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Upgrade I had a Folio for my old iPad. When I got a new iPad Air 2 I treated myself to a new Folio. The upgrades like the hinged opening and backlit keyboard are fantastic. I do a lot of work on my iPad and the new keyboard make it's a lot easier. The customer service for ZAGG is top notch! Thanks!
Date published: 2016-07-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Solid case This is a replacement keyboard/case. I love the new case - same as the old! It's very sturdy and I feel that my iPad is protected.
Date published: 2016-06-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My favorite tech tool I use my iPad almost exclusively for writing drafts and it is the ZaGG Folio keyboard that makes it possible. When mine neede repair, ZaGG replaced it within four days with a new keyboard, even upgrading to a lighted keyboard. I could not work without this.
Date published: 2016-06-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from ZAGG Keyboard Review I received my ZAGG keyboard yesterday and installed it this morning. Everything went well according to the instructions. I'm using it now to send this email and it seems to be working perfectly.
Date published: 2016-06-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Everything I expected This is a replacement keyboard for a keyboard that failed. The Zagg folks were great about this and have been a pleasure doing business with.
Date published: 2016-06-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Simply Awesome Product, Value & Customer Service! When I turned my iPad into roadkill I thought about just going and getting a laptop as a replacement. But I decided to save the $'s and just get my iPad replaced. Then I found the Zagg keyboard when I was simply looking for another protective case! OMGoodness!!!! I LOVE this keyboard. While of course an iPad isn't a laptop - this sure raised the bar and is allowing me to use my iPad at a whole different level. I'm loving it!! All of your products and the overall value you bring puts Zagg is among my top 3 favorite companies!
Date published: 2016-06-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Company! Needed a replacement since hinge broke and company was so very accommodating and speedy with the replacement issue.
Date published: 2016-06-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great products & exceptional service Great products backed by the most straight forward, honest & helpful customer service.
Date published: 2016-06-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Keyboard Ever! This is my second keyboard over the past four years and I have loved them both. Their ease of use, long term battery, and simple instructions. Over the past two years I have used the Zagg keyboard to write several papers for a doctoral degree program and it has been as easy to use as my laptop. I have no reservation in recommending this keyboard to everyone, you will not be disappointed.
Date published: 2016-06-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from THE ONLY KEYBOARD TO PURCHASE Four our five years ago I was responsible for purchasing keyboards for my boss and his 100 plus employees. I tried all the MAJOR keyboard companies for the IPads and ZAGG was by far the BEST keyboard. Not only in quality and serviceability but their customer service is the best I have ever seen. When you need warranty work they go above and beyond.
Date published: 2016-05-27
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What does the keypad weigh?

Asked by: no1husker
It weighs 18.87 oz (535 grams)
Answered by: Breann
Date published: 2017-01-27

I have purchased the zagg folio for my ipad air and would like to use it to scroll but can't figure out how to do it. The arrows, space bar, etc. do not enable scrolling. Can you let me know what the secret is? Thanks.

Asked by: HelpforIpadAir
The keyboard is not scrolling enabled. You will need to use the touch screen on your iPad to scroll.
Answered by: SarahAtZAGG
Date published: 2014-03-14

Can you keyboard be shut off? For instance, if you only want to watch a movie, or sometimes work on the iPad with the touch screen keyboard.

Asked by: MikeEEEEE
Yes. They keyboard as a power on/off switch if you wish to conserve battery power.
Answered by: Sam10
Date published: 2014-01-04

How do I remove the keyboard?

Asked by: Mawv
The keyboard on the ZAGGkeys Folio is not detachable.
Answered by: SarahAtZAGG
Date published: 2017-01-27

My zagg keyboard is charged and connected but why will it not type characters?

Asked by: drjrnelson
I'm so sorry this is happening to you. Please call customer service and they can see if your keyboard is still under warrenty. US: 800-700-9244. International: 801-839-3906
Answered by: Patricia G
Date published: 2015-06-18

Where do I find instructions (usage)  for keyboard icons

Asked by: strawbaby
I am including a link to the user manual. This will give you a description to all of the different keyboard icons.
Answered by: SarahAtZAGG
Date published: 2017-01-27

How do I turn on the bluetooth connection?

Asked by: rounscival
Please refer to the following user manual for instructions on turning on your bluetooth:
Answered by: SarahAtZAGG
Date published: 2017-01-27

when closing does it power off ? I can not get mine to power off when closing as when I close my ipad normally I hear a click

Asked by: randy1960
It does power off when shut?
Answered by: JamesZAGG
Date published: 2014-12-30

How do I turn on the backlit key function?

Asked by: Steven Bryant
Hi Steven. The Fn + Backlight Symbol activates your Folio’s backlight feature. Press it again to turn the lights off.
Answered by: Anne T
Date published: 2018-02-03

where can I get the usb connector from my air ipad to my wireless keyboard

Asked by: green66
You should have received a USB cable with your initial purchase. If you need a replacement cable, please call customer service at 1-800-700-9244(ZAGG).
Answered by: SarahAtZAGG
Date published: 2014-11-10

Does this have a Nordic (Finland) version (Å, Ä , Ö)?

Asked by: Writer100
Currently it does not
Answered by: JamesZAGG
Date published: 2014-08-19

The light does not come on for the keys. Does it not work if the battery is low?

Asked by: Mgross
You'll want to contact customer service to get this issue resolved. You can contact them at 800-700-9244
Answered by: Patricia G
Date published: 2015-12-23

What is the warranty on this item?

Asked by: Nickname123456789
Yes, it has a one year warranty.
Answered by: Breann
Date published: 2013-12-08

do you have a keypad for ipad air2

Asked by: ron 28
There are currently three models for the iPad Air 2 that will be available on our site shortly. Check this URL for updates:[]=Apple+iPad+Air+2
Answered by: JamesZAGG
Date published: 2014-12-18

are there function keys say F4 or F6?

Asked by: JimL
No, there are no F function keys. The function keys on the folio have picture symbols. You can view the functions on the pdf guide. Just click on the following link.
Answered by: SarahAtZAGG
Date published: 2014-07-03

how do I charge my keyboard?

Asked by: louie1000
You can charge your keyboard with the provided USB charging cable.
Answered by: SarahAtZAGG
Date published: 2014-11-10

In July, 2014 I purchased a Zaggkeys Folio for my Ipad Air.  The hinge has just snapped off with the rounded cover falling off. I see that your products have a 12 month warranty.  How do I get replacement in Australia?

Asked by: C Davis
Please contact our customer support team: Email Customer Support ( Call us 1-800-700-9244(ZAGG) International 1-801-839-3906
Answered by: JamesZAGG
Date published: 2015-02-27

how can i fix the hinge that has failed after only 6 months?

Asked by: klw56
We have a manufacturer's one year warranty. Contact customer service and they can help you 800-700-9244
Answered by: Patricia G
Date published: 2015-09-17

Zagg folio for iPad Air quit working. After working for a while, it started then quit then started and finally quit again. Charged battery, reflects it is connected and paired.

Asked by: Gwhite
If you purchased the keyboard within one year, you will be covered under the warranty. You will have to register your product at and send in your old product to get a replacement.
Answered by: Anna J
Date published: 2015-06-30

I have no idea how to use all of the functions keys and what they are for. Is there a manual somewhere that I actually see what these keys do?

Asked by: jan4424
Yes, you can view the user manual here-
Answered by: SarahAtZAGG
Date published: 2014-02-03

My Bluetooth is on but I do not have a Bluetooth connection for my zagg folio for my iPad Air.  What is the solution?

Asked by: Turbo
Pairing your Folio with your iPad is easy. It should only need to be paired once, using the following directions. If the connection between your iPad and Folio is ever lost, simply repeat these steps. 1. On your iPad select: SETTINGS > GENERAL > BLUETOOTH > ON. 2. Press the PAIR button on your Folio keyboard. A blue LED light on the right will flash until your Folio and iPad are paired. 3. Your iPad will display “ZAGGkeys Folio” as an available device. Select this option to complete pairing.
Answered by: JamesZAGG
Date published: 2017-01-27

I did not use the IPad for several weeks.  The battery on the folio is dead and will not recharge.  What to do?

Asked by: Maggi
You can request a replacement through here or call customer service.
Answered by: Patricia G
Date published: 2015-06-04

I have a ZAGG Folio with Backlit Keyboard for my iPad Air and the keyboard has started losing a charge after 1-2 days. Can I replace the battery in the keyboard or will I need a whole new case?

Asked by: debbiep
The battery is not replaceable, You may qualify for a replacement. Check out the process here:
Answered by: JamesZAGG
Date published: 2014-08-19

Does the folio come in different colors?

Asked by: Conrad
It currently only comes in Black or White
Answered by: JamesZAGG
Date published: 2014-08-04

I have a zaggs folio keyboard for my Samsung note 8.  It is excellent for typing English words. What about using with Google pinyin? Is it possible to do so? If so, how?

Asked by: swee
Unfortunately it does not work with Google Pinyin.
Answered by: Anna J
Date published: 2015-09-02

do i charge my keyboard seperate from my IPad?

Asked by: mrick
The keyboard houses its own battery so yes you would charge it separately
Answered by: JamesZAGG
Date published: 2014-12-21

Will I be able to use it with the invisible shield glass on?

Asked by: Balbino
Yes, the Folio for iPad Air will work with the GLASS InvisibleShield.
Answered by: SarahAtZAGG
Date published: 2014-06-10

Can you use this case/keyboard in the landscape position?

Asked by: Mandery
Yes, it is designed for landscape position.
Answered by: SarahAtZAGG
Date published: 2014-06-09

will it work with i pad air 1 model A1474

Asked by: Juliemac
Yes it will
Answered by: JamesZAGG
Date published: 2014-12-02

Can't find my instructions for my Zagg Folio, and it doesn't seem to be holding a charge anywhere close to its potential 3 months. Please refresh me on the process. Have I shortened the battery's life by not letting the battery die before recharging?

Asked by: marcy
If you are still having problems, please contact customer service 800-700-9244
Answered by: Patricia G
Date published: 2015-10-06
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