How to Change or Adjust Windows 10 Display Brightness

Spending a lot of time in front of your PC’s screen could have a devastating effect on your eyes, reducing or increasing your PC screen’s brightness may help in reducing the impact. Decreasing the screen’s brightness will also help in saving the battery’s power on Laptops. In this post, I will guide you on how to adjust or change Windows 10 screen brightness on Windows 10.

Change Adjust Screen Brightness Windows 10

While there are multiple methods one could follow to adjust the PC screen’s brightness on Windows 10, they are majorly categorized into two—Manually and  Automatically

Manually Change or Adjust Screen Brightness in Windows 10

There are a lot of ways of adjusting the screen’s brightness manually, including some options to adjust it from settings, action center, and more. Here’s the list of all methods we will be following to adjust the screen brightness manually:

  1. Settings
  2. Windows Mobility Center
  3. Action Center
  4. Keyboard Shortcuts

1] Settings

Change Adjust Screen Brightness Windows 10

Open Settings on Windows 10 and navigate to System> Display. Under the Brightness and Color Menu, move the slider to the left to make it dimmer, or move it to the right to make it brighter. In case you are using an external monitor, you’ll have to use the buttons on the monitor to change the brightness.

2] Windows Mobility Center

How to Adjust Screen Brightness on Windows 10 using Mobility Center

Adjusting the brightness could also be done via the Windows Mobility Center. To pull up the Mobility Center, either press Windows + X key, then select Mobility Center or in the Start Menu search for Mobility Center and select the main listed result. From there, under the Display Brightness slide, the slider according to your preference.

3] Action Center

Change Brightness from Action Center

With Windows 10, the Action Center made a lot of things much more comfortable to control. One could also adjust the screen brightness, here’s how, Firstly pull up the Action Center and the bottom you’ll find the brightness slider, now slide and adjust it accordingly.

4] Keyboard Shortcuts

One of the easiest ways to adjust brightness on a Windows 10 PC would be using the keyboard shortcuts, but different companies make use of different keyboard styles and different keys to adjust brightness. Nowadays, usually, there is a marking on the keyboard for brightness, volume up, and down. So you could press the Fn+ Brightness Key to adjust the brightness.

Related Read: Tips to improve Battery Life in Windows 10 Laptops

Automatically Change or Adjust Screen Brightness in Windows 10

Don’t feel like adjusting the brightness manually all the time? You could set it to change automatically as well. Here’s the list of all methods we will be following to Adjust the Screen Brightness Automatically:

  1. Adjust According to Battery
  2. Create a Power Plan
  3. Turn on Adaptive Brightness

1] Adjust According to Battery

Automatically Change Brightness Settings

Screen’s brightness could have a great impact on Laptop’s battery life; the higher the brightness, the higher the battery drain. If you are running low on battery, keeping the brightness down could help in extending the battery life. So here’s how you can make your Windows 10 PC’s screen brightness go down automatically on low power:

  • In the Start Menu, search for Battery Saver Settings and select the main listed result.
  • Under the Battery Saver Menu, turn on the option for Turn Battery Saver On Automatically when Battery Falls Below,
  • Adjust the battery percentage accordingly.

2] Adjust According to Power Plan

Changing the screen brightness based on whether the device is plugged in or is on battery power seems to be a good option. Here’s how: Head over to the Control Panel > Hardware and Sound > Power Options> Change plan settings. Adjust the Power Plan setting as per your preference and click on Save.

3] Adaptive Brightness

If your device does have a brightness sensor, you could set it up to make changes to the brightness levels based on the surroundings. So here’s how you could set it up if you do have the sensor to switch between Power Modes quickly.

  • Open Run prompt (Win +R)  and type Control followed but pressing the Enter key to open Control Panel
  • Navigate to Hardware and Sound > Power Options > Change plan settings > Change advanced power settings.
  • Expand Display > Enable adaptive brightness and set it on for On battery and Plugged in based on your preference.

Related Read: Automatically change the brightness of your monitor as the day passes

I hope the post was useful, and you were able to learn how to Adjust Screen Brightness on Windows 10. With that said, what do you prefer to adjust the brightness manually or automatically? Do let us know in the comments section below.

A long-standing Windows fan, Photographer, and Tech Enthusiast who loves to write about Smartphones and Technology.

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