How to Change Brightness in Windows 11

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Windows 11 is the most talked about operating system of the current time. If you have a Windows 11 Laptop, you have thought of changing the screen brightness on your laptop. This feature is only available to Windows laptops. Here is our guide on; how to change brightness in Windows 11.

Windows 11 provides various options for adjusting the screen’s brightness, including direct brightness adjustments and auto-adjusting settings based on battery life and ambient sensor, which senses your surroundings and adjusts the screen’s brightness automatically. Additionally, All Windows 11 laptops feature dedicated brightness adjustment keys on the Keyboard.

How to Change Brightness in Windows 11

Changing the brightness level in Windows 11 is a straightforward process that can be done in a few easy steps. But here, we are going to share with you three different ways to change the brightness on your Windows 11 laptop.

1. Using the Quick Settings Panel

The Quick Settings panel in Windows 11 is the easiest place to change the brightness. The Quick Settings panel now showcases all of the essential toggles and sliders that Microsoft added to its Action Center. Therefore, let’s learn how to adjust brightness using the new Quick Settings menu.

Step 1: Locate the sound, battery, and network icons in the right-hand side corner of the taskbar. Once you click on it, a pop-up appears on the screen. That is your “Quick Settings Panel.” You can also use the shortcut key Windows + A to open the same.

Step 2: Now you can slide the slider either way to adjust the brightness of your windows laptop screen.

Accessing Brightness Slider from the Quick Settings Panel

2. Using Windows Settings

Using Windows Settings is another way to adjust the laptop’s screen brightness. All the settings you need to customize your Windows operating system are accessible here.

Step 1: Search “Settings” in the search bar given in the taskbar. Or else use the shortcut key Windows + I to open the system settings.

Step 2: Once Settings” is open, select “Display” from the right-hand side panel.

Display Settings on Windows 11

Step 2: Under “Display” click on the “Brightness & Color” section. Here you will notice a slider for adjusting the screen brightness. You can move the slider either way to change the brightness level. 

Change Brightness in Windows 11 Laptop

Note:- You will see a checkbox under the brightness slider that signifies your screen’s ambient sensor. You can turn it on to adjust the Brightness automatically.

3. Using the Keyboard

Brightness Adjustment Key on Windows

On your Keyboard, the first row from the top has F Keys, which are called “Enhanced Function Keys” in general. Locate the “Sun” icon on those keys. You will have two keys with the Sun icon side by side. One with “Sun icon -” decreases the Brightness of your screen while “Sun icon +” increases the Brightness of your screen.

Note: For some keyboards, you might need to hold down the “Fn” key with the dedicated keys to adjust screen brightness.

So those are the three methods of changing the brightness of your screen in Windows 11. You can use any of the methods to adjust the brightness on your Windows laptop.


That’s it; this is how you change the brightness on Windows 11. You can also check out the detailed guide on; how to enable night light mode on Windows 11. Also, check our other windows troubleshooting guide.

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