How to Change Screen Brightness in Windows 11

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This post shows students and new users steps to change the screen brightness in Windows 11. For some laptops and computers, Windows automatically adjusts screen brightness based on the current lighting conditions. This automatic setting helps make sure your screen is readable wherever you go.

For even more advanced PCs, there might also be an option for Windows to automatically adjust the screen brightness and contrast based on content that’s displayed on your built-in screen. 

If you’re using an external monitor, these automatic brightness settings might not be useful as all. For an external monitor, you may have to use the buttons on the monitor itself to adjust the brightness.

In some cases, you may have to disable these automatic brightness settings and manually adjust the screen brightness to your liking in different environments. Sometimes Windows automatic adjustments create display issues for some laptops and mobile devices. If you find yourself in similar situations, disabling the automatic brightness settings and manually adjusting the display’s brightness may help.

Windows 11 comes with a brightness slider that appears in the Quick Settings. You can also find the brightness slider in Windows Settings app by clicking the Start menu ==> Windows Settings > System > Display, and then move the Change brightness slider to adjust the brightness.

To get started with manually adjusting the screen brightness in Windows 11, follow the steps below.

How to adjust the screen brightness in Windows 11

As mentioned above, Windows allows for automatically screen brightness based lighting and content being displayed on the screen. If you’re an external monitor, then you may have to adjust the screen brightness by using the buttons on the monitor.

If these automatic settings above do not work well in your environment, you can turn them off and manually change the screen brightness in Windows 11.

The steps below show you how.

To adjust the screen brightness in Windows 11, select the Network (WiFi) icon on the right side of the taskbar, and then move the Brightness slider to adjust the brightness.

First, click the Quick Settings button in your taskbar, which is a hidden button located where you see your Wi-Fi, Speaker, and Battery icons in the far-right corner.

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On the pop-out window, locate the brightness slider and then move the Brightness slider to adjust the brightness.

windows 11 brightness slider

The brightness slider can also be adjusted from Windows Settings app. To do that, click on the Start button ==> Windows Settings ==> System ==> Display, under Brightness & color, move the Change brightness slider to adjust the brightness.

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That should do it!

Conclusion:

This post showed you how to change the screen brightness in Windows 11. If you find any error above or have somethin to add, please use the comment form below.

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