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Disable adaptive brightness to correct dim screen on a Windows 8 or Windows 10 portable device

Windows can adjust the brightness of the display based on how much light is reaching the system's ambient light sensor. This feature is referred to as 'adaptive brightness' and it can be disabled in Windows.

  • For Windows 10
    1. In the Search box, type Settings.
    2. Touch or click Settings (Modern application).
    3. Touch or click System.
    4. On the Display screen find the Adjust my screen brightness automatically option.
    5. Touch or click the slider to toggle the option on or off.
    6. Touch or click Apply.
    7. Close the System window.

  • For Windows 8(8.1)
    If you are using the Windows Modern User Interface (MUI):
    1. Swipe from the right and touch Settings.
    2. Touch Change PC Settings.
    3. On the PC Settings screen, touch PC and Devices.
    4. Touch Power and Sleep.
    5. At the top of the screen will be a toggle for Brightness. Slide the toggle to the Off position to disable adaptive brightness.

    If you are using the traditional Windows desktop:
    1. Touch and hold the start button to bring up the Apps screen and touch the Control Panel app.
    2. Touch Hardware and Sound.
    3. Touch Change Plan Settings.
    4. Touch Change Advanced Power Settings.
    5. In the advanced power options, touch the + next to Display to open the options.
    6. Locate the setting for Enable Adaptive Brightness and set the appropriate options to Off.

Article ID: SLN287324

Last Date Modified: 04/19/2016 08:56 AM

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