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.

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


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 BEST KEYBOARD I bought this keyboard a month ago a little after starting medical school. I was looking for a clamshell and backlight keyobard- which is everything I got for a reasonable price
Date published: 2014-10-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic customer service! I love Zagg keyboards - and this is my third one over the years as i have purchased various ipads. I cannot recommend the Zagg ipad keyboard enough - it protects my ipad air and turns it into a real machine for travelling, i never take my laptop anywhere anymore, it can all be done with ipad and zagg - a classic combo...
Date published: 2014-10-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from It's perfect for what it is. Keyboard/folio case, self-supported, opens like a laptop. Solid construction, won't fall apart from regular use. Protects from minor scratches. Don't drop it too many times, though. It's good, but it's not a true protective case. It's just a very convenient keyboard case. Backlight has multiple colors and brightness levels. Under heavy use, the keyboard with maximum backlighting lasts me about a month per full charge. If you can buy a slip or zipped shell cover to use in conjunction, I would recommend that too.
Date published: 2014-10-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Can't be without it iPad becomes much more functional with this brilliant design.
Date published: 2014-10-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product It protect the iPad while providing a physical keyboard. The back light is great for working at night. A coworker is getting one after seeing how well it works.
Date published: 2014-10-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love my new Zagg Folio Backlit Keyboard Received Zagg Folio Keyboard when promised and I love it. Replaced it because my old Ipad Air cover hinge was not working properly. This one covers both sides and protects my Ipad Air much better. Customer Service was very helpful and attentive to my needs.
Date published: 2014-10-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Keyboard Case This is a great keyboard case. I have not issues with it. Lasts a long time, back-lite keys are bright and colorful!
Date published: 2014-10-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from First Class Company I purchased my Zagg about 8 months ago and the product is awesome. I use it to take notes out in the field as a Property Manager and Real Estate agent. It's durable, classy and most of all the functionality if perfect for what I do. I would recommend this product to just about anyone who needs a keyboard on the fly.
Date published: 2014-10-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The essential iPad companion. Very nice. Once you use this keyboard, you'll never go back to typing on your iPad!
Date published: 2014-10-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Bought this Zagg keyboard for iPad Air. Backlit feature very nice, excellent battery life too. Superior customer service as well!
Date published: 2014-10-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best I've seen! When iPads first came out and I saw the on screen keyboard, I immediately dismissed it as an option for school. However when I discovered that bluetooth keyboards were an option I started researching and I am so happy with my purchase. This case/keyboard has really turned my iPad Air into a mini laptop. It's just the right size for my hands, it's light and works great! Plus the one year warraty is a blessing! It gets a lot of attention when I use it at school and I rave about it every chance I get. I feel like the case keeps the keyboard and iPad fairly safe but just as a precaution I always carry it in an additional padded case inside my backpack.
Date published: 2014-10-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Case is wonderful in all aspects I bought this case almost a year ago and besides the one problem the case is very sturdy and easy to operate.
Date published: 2014-10-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice design, love the lighted keyboard This is my second great ZAGG keyboard. The first one still functions but doesn't fit my new iPad Air. This keyboard is great in every way. The battery seems to hold a charge forever (at least several months). The only tiny complaint is that one of the rubber bumpers that cushions the unit when it's closed has come off and is lost. If I could suggest one improvement it would be to enable the unit to fold flat when open.
Date published: 2014-09-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Light and easy to use. The battery strength lasts up to three months. It's very easy to use. I love the backlit keys!
Date published: 2014-09-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Solid Doesn't feel weak at all. Actually dropped it and the case that the keyboard comes in is extremely strong.
Date published: 2014-09-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome features and very functional This Zagg is Great ! I highly recommend this product!
Date published: 2014-09-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Keyboard! I bought this for my wife and she is extremely happy with it. The case is very sturdy, the keyboard has a great feel, and the backlight for the keys is a big bonus that a lot of other products don't have. The battery life is great. Highly recommend this product.
Date published: 2014-09-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from ZAGG MAGIC ZAGG keys Folio Black with Backlit Keyboard (Apple iPad Air) is a magical wonder at your finger tips. Plus the angle possibilities can prevent a stiff neck!
Date published: 2014-09-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The best After I bought a iPad Air I wanted a key board to make it easier to type letters over seas to family but also because I only have one eye I can see with. This one is light and so easy to use it is a pleasure to use it. You can't go wrong buying one and on top of it all it keeps my iPad save with a hard cover.
Date published: 2014-09-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great keyboard cover Excellent and useful keyboard and i love to use it. Makes typing easier and more enjoyable. LOVE it!
Date published: 2014-09-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This Company is the total package! Great quality products at an affordable price. Purchased Zagg keyboard backlit pholio in January. Hinged cracked in September. Received excellent customer service in assisting me in shipping a new product and supplying a return shipping label. When I am using my iPad with the Zagg keyboard case in public I am constantly asked what is the name of the product. Easy to use and reliable!
Date published: 2014-09-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product, great function Bought this Zagg for my iPad Air about 6 months ago. Battery life of the keyboard is incredible, backlit keys great, and protection to the iPad is all you need! The case is not slippery, and makes your iPad like a notebook computer. Had a problem with one hinge, and the warrant replacement was fast, easy, and no hassle. Highly recommend this product!
Date published: 2014-09-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent support! I bought an iPad Air Folio and it wouldn't connect to any device. I put in a request for a replacement and it was delivered the following week. No questions asked.
Date published: 2014-09-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome Keyboard Case The Zagg Keyboard is great for the iPad Air. It's easy to pair it with the iPad and it really turns the iPad into a mini Laptop. You have the option to choose different colors for the backlit keyboard which allows you to type in the dark without any problem. The keyboard is very responsive and makes the iPad experience even better. The Zagg case is very light, barely adds any bulk and it protects the iPad with its soft leather cover. I definitely recommend it to anyone.
Date published: 2014-08-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Make life easier! I love my Zagg keyboard. It makes it so easy to use almost anywhere and anytime. It completes my Ipad. Its like taking my big cumbersome laptop with all the same features but less of a burden.
Date published: 2014-08-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Just Perfect!!! My iPad is now well protected as well having the ease to type on a real keyboard again. Thank you Zagg!!!!!!!!!!!
Date published: 2014-08-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love, Love this folio I've purchased many for other associates and myself, this is the best one so far
Date published: 2014-08-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Replacement under warranty at this time..Love it! I cannot wait to receive my under warranty replacement Zagg. I love it and miss it greatly!
Date published: 2014-08-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Best Case you can Buy!!!!!!!!!1 I bought this case for school since my school reqiures that you have an iPad, and I couldn't be happier with the case! The backlight is cool, the battery life is excellent, and the responsivness is very good. I have tried other keyboards, and none compare to the ZAGG Folio!
Date published: 2014-08-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I received this for a Christmas gift. In July a screw fell out of the hinged area. Zagg pleasantly and promptly replaced it.
Date published: 2014-08-15
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Will this Folio Keyboard case work with the iPad 4?

Asked by: curiouslittlerhino
No, it is designed to work with the iPad Air.
Answered by: SarahAtZAGG
Date published: 2014-02-21

Can I buy the rubber corner pads for my folio; mine have fallen off, and the screen of my iPad is no cushioned when closed?

Asked by: Captjy
Please contact customer service at (800)700-9244 and they may have solution for you. Sorry about that!
Answered by: Anna J
Date published: 2016-06-08

I am trying to find the FN key on my keyboard but am coming up unsuccessful. Please describe the key and/or its placement and possibly a photo of the key itself. Thanks.

Asked by: PleaseHelp
There is no fn key on this. You can use the alt or ctrl key instead.
Answered by: Patricia G
Date published: 2015-09-08

How to turn on my new zagg folio key board

Asked by: Dots
There is a power switch located on the right side of the keyboard. Switching it to the down position will turn it on.
Answered by: Anna J
Date published: 2015-08-12

How to connect the folio to the iPod?

Asked by: Sansu
You'll need to make sure that your iPad's Bluetooth is turned on. Then you'll need to hold down the Bluetooth icon on the folio for about 5 seconds. After that you should see, ZAGG keyboard on your Bluetooth device list. Click that and you are all set!
Answered by: Patricia G
Date published: 2015-12-07

Hi I had a warranty replacement sent out to me but I have been told that I have to pay the import duty.  Is this correct?

Asked by: Russ873
Typically there could always be custom, import or duty fees, it will depend on the country the package is shipping to. We do state this on all our orders, but when it is a warranty replacement you usually are not charged. I recommend reaching out to ZAGG Customer Support. Here is the link to contact Customer Support. Thanks, ZAGG
Answered by: Emran
Date published: 2017-01-05


Asked by: ISLAND
The backlight key is FN + right arrow key. That should work!
Answered by: Patricia G
Date published: 2015-09-21

All of a sudden my bottom row of letters (z--?) has stopped working. All other rows work on the keyboard. Any ideas?

Asked by: GailY
Have you tried fully charging your keyboard? If the issue persists, and you qualify for a replacement under our warranty, you can get the process started here
Answered by: JamesZAGG
Date published: 2014-12-30

I am trying to determine if my keyboard is still under warrenty, purchased jan 8th 2014. 

Asked by: Thegld3
All keyboards come with a 1 year warranty. Even if it is not covered and you are having issues please contact our customer support team, they are more than willing to help. Email Customer Support ( Call us 1-800-700-9244(ZAGG) International 1-801-839-3906
Answered by: JamesZAGG
Date published: 2015-03-04

How may I obtain a black charging cable for my Zagg folio I pad?

Asked by: Peter Nils
Please contact Customer Care at 1 (800) 700-9244 as they will be able explore your options.
Answered by: Anne T
Date published: 2017-08-21

My standard Apple power cord won't fit through the cutout opening in the cover. Should I have to remove the pad from the case to plug it in or is this a flaw? If it's not a flaw, why would there even be an access cutout for the plug?

Asked by: LTrunner
This would be a flaw. Please look into taking advantage of the 1 year warranty.
Answered by: JamesZAGG
Date published: 2014-08-27

For the new iPad Air Zagg folio, can you lay the ipad over the keys to draw on the iPad without pressing on the keyboard's keys?

Asked by: sLp4aLL
Answered by: Breann
Date published: 2013-12-08

When the ipad air is in the case (open), the battery of the ipad is being used (slowly discharging). Is this normal? Isn't the Folio supposed to use its own battery (which is fully charged, green lights), and not use the battery of the ipad?

Asked by: Gamal
The keyboard uses it's own battery and should not drain the battery of your iPad. Bluetooth increases battery use but it should not cause a significant difference.
Answered by: SarahAtZAGG
Date published: 2014-09-04

If the hinge fails, would this be covered under some kind of warranty? How long does that warranty last?

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

Have case for 2 months and the hinge has broken. My husband's is not working either.  Can I get replacements or get them fixed?

Asked by: jrmurrel
Yes, we have a 1 year manufacturer's warranty. See the link below for more details.
Answered by: Patricia G
Date published: 2015-08-31

What is the battery voltage on the the Bluetooth keyboard for iPad air

Asked by: Cpzagg

Does not work after lid closed

Asked by: Cookie monster

Where is battery located?

Asked by: Dum dum

I have a new zagg keyboard case for my iPad Air. It worked fine for a couple of weeks now I can't get the keyboard to work.  It is charged and I confirmed it is connected to my iPad via the Bluetooth. 

Asked by: Newtona

I'm having trouble removing my ipad from my zagg case. Can anyone give me tips?

Asked by: annabelle

Has scrolling been enable yet? 

Asked by: affidog

I have been using the Zagg Folio for about a week and love it EXCEPT mymbacklit keyboard has suddenly stopped working. Could a low battery charge cause this.

Asked by: shihmom2

My key board will not respond, it did for a little while but then went dead....

Asked by: Mikec2

I closed my keyboard and it caught in some material.  It popped the spring out  and now it won't close right.  How can I get it repaired?

Asked by: Sooz

How do I get a replacement charger for the keyboard

Asked by: Ws4jc

How do I adjust the hinge? Presently there is no angle--either open or shut.

Asked by: fignurse

I have bought this keyboard for about two years,maybe the battery is under charge,now cannot be charged.How  can I change the battery,can you give me some advice?

Asked by: Adam Jacob

After a year and a half, part of the keyboard has warped (I've never spilled anything on it). Just wondering how I find out whether or not it had a 1-year or a lifetime warranty.

Asked by: StrbrryShrtck

What are the 4th (backward arrow), 5th (forward arrow), 7th (two pages) and 8th (looks like a mouse next to a page) special functions used for?

Asked by: MikeWal

Verizon sold me a Folio for my iPAD Pro 9.7" that was designed for the iPAD Air.  It fits with a couple minor issues. QUESTION - what am I missing by not having the Folio made specifically for the iPAD Pro 9.7"

Asked by: MikeWal
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