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How to Adjust the Brightness to Correct a Dim Screen in Windows 11

Summary: This article explains how to Steps to disable the adaptive brightness option in Windows 11.

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Affected Operating Systems:

  • Windows 11

Windows can adjust the brightness of the display depending on the amount of light that is reaching the computers ambient light sensor. This feature is referenced as adaptive brightness and it can be disabled in Windows.

  1. Press and hold the Windows key, and then press the q key.
  2. In the Search box type, settings
  3. In the search results list, touch, or click Settings (App).
  4. Touch or click System.
  5. In Display settings, select Brightness, then set the Help improve the battery by optimizing the content shown and brightness drop-down as needed:
    1. Off: Adaptive brightness control is turned off and screen brightness and contrast, are not adjusted. This can result in shorter battery life.
    2. On battery only: Adaptive brightness control is only activated when the device is on battery power.
    3. Always: Adaptive brightness control is always running regardless of whether the device is plugged in or on battery.
Note: Some laptops do not support this feature, and the option is not available. You can manually adjust the brightness using the slider bar under Change brightness for the built-in display, and after making any wanted changes, close the System window. To check if the computer has an ambient light sensor, reference the computer manual.

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Last Published Date

01 Dec 2023



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