How to Adjust the Brightness on Windows 10

Windows 10 is constantly updating to remove pesky bugs and give the users some new features to work on. Those new functions need to be explored but what about the existing ones? Like brightness, for instance. You regularly change the brightness on your personal computer to adjust around the environment. While increasing the brightness in a bright situation will definitely help you see your PC screen better, decreasing the brightness in darkness will help lower the strain on your eyes. You can let the PC decide when to change the brightness or you can manually do it. So, let’s explore the several different ways to adjust the brightness on your Windows 10 PC.

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How to Adjust the Brightness on Windows 10

Method 1: Keyboard Shortcuts

There’s a sweet little shortcut on your laptop’s keyboard, symbolizing a dull sun and a bright sun. Depending on your set preferences, directly press the brightness keys or use a combination of Function + Brightness keys. Often, such extra options are laid on the F row so check right from F1 to F12. These function keys are, well, lets you add another functionality to keys or say dual keys, in short, and in order to access any other key apart from the Fn key, you’ll have to use the combination.

Method 2: Battery Icon

Windows has included a brightness option within the battery icon of your laptop. Just click on the battery icon and you’ll see a slider with the sun icon. Slide to suit your needs. Remember though, this option is no longer available starting with Windows 10 build 17655.

How to Adjust the Brightness on Windows 10

Method 3: Windows Mobility Center

This one is a handy application. Search for Windows Mobility Center in your search bar or right-click on the Start button and click Mobility Center. Along with the brightness slider, you get control over volume, screen rotation, keyboard backlight, etc. You can keep this application in the background and can call it up whenever you need these functions by pressing Alt + Tab.

Method 4: Action Center

Action Center is by far the most valid upgrade in any Windows. It proudly replaces the horrendous abomination that is Charms. You get a lot of functions on the Action Center, hence the name. With the 2010′ Creators Update, Windows will introduce a brightness slider in the Action Center which you can summon by pressing Windows Logo + A. Folks who haven’t received this update should wait for it and opt for this method.

Method 5: Settings

You’ll obviously find all these options in the Settings. Fire up the Settings menu from the Start Menu. Select System and Display. You’ll see a brightness slider option. Drag the slider to the left to decrease the brightness or to the right to increase the brightness.

Method 6: Automatical Adjustments

You can opt for this function if you get irked by manually sliding the brightness panel. To do this, go to Settings > System > Battery > Battery saver > Battery saver settings. Make sure Lower screen brightness while in battery saver option is toggled on. Then choose the percentage at which Battery Saver should be active. When your battery reaches the set percentage, the system will automatically decrease your brightness. Also, the system will kick in the Battery Saver mode when your PC has reached 20% battery.

How to Adjust the Brightness on Windows 10

These methods will come in handy to let in more brightness when working on that presentation or editing a video in a dark-lit room. People using an assembled PC or connecting a separate monitor should take notes that Method 1,2, & 4 won’t work.


Saurabh Jadhav
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