How to Disable Content Adaptive Brightness on Windows 11

This post shows students and new users steps to disable or enable content adaptive brightness when using Windows 11. Newer laptop and tablet devices come with advanced graphics that allows Windows 11 to adjusts the screen brightness and contrast based on the content displayed. This is known as Content Adaptive Brightness.

With this feature turned on, Windows provides optimal brightness and contrast levels, while saving power and providing longer battery life. In some cases, your computer might not display content at optimal quality and the battery saving arguments may not be convincing to you to keep it on.

In situations where your computer isn’t using the best quality for content on your screen, you can turn off or disable content adaptive brightness to see if it fixes your issues.

The new Windows 11 comes with many new features with new user desktop, including centered Start menu and taskbar, rounded corners windows, themes and colors that will make any Windows look and feel modern.

If you’re exited about Windows 11, keep reading our posts on it.

To disable or enable content adaptive brightness control on Windows 11, follow the steps below.

How to turn off content adaptive brightness control on Windows 11

As mentioned above, Windows content adaptive brightness control feature allows Windows to dynamically adjust the brightness of the content being displayed on the screen or based on the ambient light of the room you’re using it in.

If you find this distracting and annoying, you can simply disable it when using Windows 11, and the steps below show you how.

Windows 11 has a centralized location for majority of its settings app. From system configurations to creating new users and updating Windows, all can be done from the System Settings pane.

To get to System Settings, you can use the Windows key + i shortcut or click on Start ==> Settings as shown in the image below:

windows 11 start settings

Alternatively, you can use the search box on the taskbar and search for Settings. Then select to open it.

Windows Settings pane should look similar to the image below. In Windows Settings, click System, select Display on the right pane of your screen shown in the image below.

windows 11 change display resolutions

On the Display settings pane, Under the “Brightness & color” section, clear the box next to “Automatically adjust contrast based on the display content to help improve battery”.

The changes to happen immediately. Simply close the Settings pane and you’re done.

How to enable content adaptive brightness control on Windows 11

If you change your mind about using content adaptive brightness control and you want to re enable it, simply reverse the steps above and go to Start ==> Settings ==> Display and Under the “Brightness & color” section, check the box next to “Automatically adjust contrast based on the display content to help improve battery”.

That’s it!


This post showed you how to enable or disable content adaptive brightness control when using Windows 11. If you find any error above or have something to add, please use the comment form below.


  1. hey i did that but it still dims and brightens sporadically, any ideas? Have no 3rd party tools papplied

  2. Also did this and it still increases brightnes on it’s own after lifting laptop lid and at lockscreen. Very annoying

  3. No fixes that I found anywhere stopped the dimming.

    Boot your pc in BIOS and go to the video section

    Look for something similar to ‘adaptive brightness’

    On my Dell there was an eco setting for the battery which was on

    I turned it off, rebooted and no more annoying dimming screen!

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