7 Easy Ways to Change Brightness in Windows 10

By Last Updated: January 19, 2024
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You could have eye fatigue or strain if your screen is dim or too bright. As a regular computer user, you need to be very careful about the screen brightness of your Windows PC. Ideal brightness will help you keep your eyes healthy and work on your desktop/laptop with Windows 10/11. Learn here some effective ways to change brightness in Windows 10:

Use the Action Center

Step 1: Go to the taskbar on the right side and choose the Action Center. 

Step 2: Move the brightness slider towards the left or right to adjust the brightness. Tap on Expand to reveal it if you do not see any brightness slider under the Action Center screen.  

Use the Windows Mobility Center 

Step 1: Go to the Windows Mobility Center. For this, you can right click on the battery meter/icon or the Start menu (Windows icon). 

Step 2: Touch the first slider you see under the Windows Mobility Center. The slider is for adjusting screen brightness.  

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Use the Settings App 

Step 1: Tap on the Start menu, which is the Windows icon on the right bottom side next to the Search option. 

Step 2: Select the Settings app from the options you see on your screen. 

Step 3: Click on Display after opening System. 

Step 4: Choose Brightness and Color and move the slider to adjust screen brightness.

Use the Keyboard Shortcut 

Step 1: Press the Windows key and the I key together and keep holding them until you see the Settings screen on your Windows 10 computer. 

Step 2: Tap on Display, which is the first option under the System.  

Step 3: Go to the slider next to Brightness to adjust the screen brightness on your desktop/laptop. 

Set Automatic Brightness Settings

Step 1: Go to Start > Settings > System. Or press and hold the Windows + I keys on your keyboard. 

Step 2: Tap on Battery or Power. 

Step 3: Check for Turn Battery Saver On Automatically If My Battery Falls Below under Battery saver. 

Step 4: To choose the percentage at which you are willing to turn on Battery saver, use the slider. 

Step 5: Examine the lower screen brightness when the Battery Saver is on. 

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Apply the Two Keyboard Shortcuts 

Step 1: Have a close look at the upper row of your device keyboard. 

Step 2: Find the keys with the Sun icons in the middle of the upper row of the keyboard. On the first key with the sun icon, you will see the minus sign. The other key with the sun icon has a plus sign. 

Step 3: Touch the key with the Sun and minus sign to reduce the screen brightness on your Windows PC. 

Step 4: Tap on the key with the Sun and plus sign to increase the brightness level on your device screen.   

Use the Troubleshoot 

Step 1: Type Device Manager in the search bar.

Step 2: Choose Device Manager from the displayed results. 

Step 3: Choose Display Adapters under the Device Manager screen. 

Step 4: Now, choose the display adapter driver.

Step 5: Tap on Update Driver and follow the instructions appearing on your screen.